Going Zero Waste

Going Zero Waste

Today’s post is a reflection of Climate Generation’s Zero Waste Challenge – March 11-20, 2019. Because I have an innate need to create and make a living as an art director, graphic designer, and artist, visuals are poster designs inspired by the Zero Waste...
How We #TalkClimate Change

How We #TalkClimate Change

Photo credit: Aaron Lee via Unsplash.com. This post is inspired by attending a Climate Change and Water workshop hosted by Fresh Water and Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy. Growing up in Minnesota, the scariest thing about “Mother Nature” was that she could...
How Green Is Northern Green?

How Green Is Northern Green?

Photo credit: Daniel Hjalmarsson via Unsplash.com Northern Green is an annual conference “Where Outdoor Pros Connect + Grow” held every January at the Minneapolis Convention Center. This year’s conference runs from January 15th through 17th. Attendees are owners of...
Can Design Save Democracy?

Can Design Save Democracy?

I know, I know. We are incredibly exhausted from the 2018 mid-term elections. Yet it was a marvel to witness and be a part of. More than 47 percent of voting-eligible came out to cast their vote ~ a 50-year high turnout for a mid-term election. That statistic gives me...
Design as a Positive Force

Design as a Positive Force

People have ideas of what design is. The dictionary states that design (as a noun) is a plan to show the look and function of something that will be built. It also references design as a pattern, style, shape, composition, and form. An intention is the third –...
The Case Against Stock

The Case Against Stock

Why {Some} Stock Photography Should Not Represent Your Brand First, let me be up front and honest. I have had to use stock photography for client projects more times than I care to admit. In those cases, it was because there was no time, no budget and/or no existing...
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