HOW Logo Design Competition
Yesterday I submitted one of my logos to the HOW Logo Design Awards. You still have time to get your submission in!
Sometimes I just think about all the beautiful furniture I could purchase when I eventually have a little more money/space. Perhaps when I have a home that’s more than 600sq. ft I can make some investments. Here are some of my favorite chairs (in no particular order): Womb Chair by Eero Saarinen: I can imagine myself curling up in this fabric chair with a sketch pad and some masterful...
That's not Punny: Puns in Design
Puns have often been the source of eye-rolls and disgusted looks in my conversations with friends. I enjoy them. Okay, I’ll be honest… I love them. But while puns are one of the oldest forms of humor, they’re often seen as one of the lowest. Why? A pun is “a form of word play that deliberately exploits ambiguity between similar-sounding words for humorous or rhetorical effect.” It is simply a...
10 Tips to Give Better Criticism
I had a few favorite professors in design school. One from my typography studio would walk up and call my uppercase “O” a lemon and draw a stem with leaves on it. He would also take someone’s calligraphy project, rip it up, and call it garbage if he thought he was right. And the funny thing is that he always was. He knew good design. My friends and I couldn’t win an...
While catching up on my design blog reading, I came upon a post about Chinese artist/activist Ai Weiwei being detained and tormented by his government. I realized that I had just learned about this artist and his work when reading about the Human Right Logo Competition. He’s on the jury, among dozens of worldwide influencers, and tasked with choosing the logo finalists. Reading about...
Design Competition: Human Rights Logo
I’m going to let some ideas brew in my brain for a time. While I definitely don’t do spec work, and hardly ever enter design competitions, I’m intrigued by the noble mission of the competition — create the first global human rights logo.
A previous post caused a bit of an uproar in the Twitterverse among the Phoenix design community. I took several days away from social media to reflect in solitude, as well as discuss the reactions with people who read them. I have a few notes: I am immensely proud of the growing design community in Phoenix and did not aim to attack the city, community or any individual at all. Some believed I...
#15 — Media-Free for > 48 Hours
After a somewhat controversial blog post, I needed to disconnect from the internet, computer and phone for a while. I needed time to meditate, pray, and enjoy the company of actual, real-life people. What I found was that my vision was clearer, my problems seemed smaller, and my brain wasn’t nearly as scattered as it had been recently. With my career being so dependent on social media and...