Review: Life Architecturally takes us on a textural, colorful tour

Posted on Jun 25, 2013 in architecture, Blog, design process
Review: Life Architecturally takes us on a textural, colorful tour

Recently, I attended a great evening event: the rooftop film screening of the documentary, Life Architecturally which follow husband and wife team, architect Robert McBride and interior designer Debbie Ryan. Granted an intimate look at their process, projects and team dynamics, we learned a bit about what inspires them and what challenges they face in their […]

What Makes a Great Tea Shop

Posted on May 31, 2013 in community, design process, experience design, Strategy
What Makes a Great Tea Shop

Recently, the tea shop up the street, the only tea shop of its kind in Austin, closed down its brick and mortar shop and is focusing its efforts online. I was surprised by my own mix of emotions: vexation and a lack of confidence in the owners’ commitment to running a successful tea shop and […]

Sketchnote: Man on the Move

Posted on Feb 26, 2012 in design process, sketchnote
Sketchnote: Man on the Move

Practicing drawing people in motion. These super simplified stick figures help give a sense of motion and are a quick-bad way to get thoughts on paper.

Sketchnote: Faces

Posted on Feb 24, 2012 in design process, sketchnote, user research
Sketchnote: Faces

A little sketch of a bunch of different faces. It’s great to practice a range of hairstyles and facial expressions (next phase) for quick notes and demonstrations.

Sketchnote: flyer for meeting

Posted on Feb 24, 2012 in design process, sketchnote
Sketchnote: flyer for meeting

A little sketch for a poster I designed. I often made little sketches during meetings to identify key information and relevant imagery.

Generally speaking, I am T-shaped special!

Posted on Jan 25, 2012 in design process
Generally speaking, I am T-shaped special!

There’s a lot of talk about the “Tshaped” individual—someone who specialized in one major discipline and has breadth in many other areas. T people are great collaborators during the brainstorm and ideation phase of a project and can also expertly ‘get things done’ in the execution phase. I have always desired to be a well rounded person. […]

Story of my life as a print designer

Posted on Nov 29, 2011 in design process, information design
Story of my life as a print designer

I agree that this is an especially clever poster done for the Art Directors Club. This hits close to home for me as a traditionally trained graphic designer who is furiously learning and showing more digital work in my portfolio. —- ADC 91st Annual Awards Call for Entries Campaign by DDB New York Encourages Creatives […]

What if: America’s Top Graphic Designer

Posted on Dec 28, 2010 in community, design process, Education, Strategy

I’ve been catching up on my Project Runway (the season that happened while I was planning my wedding) and feeling quite inspired. Inspired that due to my youth, I’m more risk-tolerant and able to learn through failure. Thankful that I’ve been able to live my dream and go to school and be mentored under some […]