December 23, 2016

Web Design Role Model: Oli Lisher

Color is my favorite design tool, and I always connect with designers who seem to enjoy using it too. I also love how Lisher makes great use of grids without every design feeling the same or boxy. His gorgeous illustration work gives interesting shape to his work without sacrificing the utility of a more traditional layout.
December 15, 2016

Drama. No Pretension: A Website for an Upcoming Opera Star

Typically, I allow for one round of revisions with my low-budget clients. But here, because I'm effectively designing for two different people who aren't talking to each other about thep roject, we had to approach things a little differently.
December 13, 2016

The Brand, The Glasses, and the Orange

I sketched out some logo ideas, pulled my favorite into Illustrator, and started fussing with anchor points. I wasn't in love with what I had created, so I submitted it to a design forum to get some feedback. Almost every reply was to tell me that I was not ready to be a designer.