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...
On Craftsmanship

On Craftsmanship

I have been hearing a buzz around craftsmanship lately. For instance, the speaker at an upcoming Minneapolis’ Creative Mornings, is Sarah Schultz, the new Executive Director of the American Craft Council will be speaking on “Craft.” And last month I attended an...

A New Year’s Wish

  Every year I create and design a holiday card. I had been doing an interpretation of “The Twelve Days of Christmas” for the past four years and the whole “golden rings” part didn’t seem fitting for this year’s greeting — especially in light with all that has been...