Like many designers, I am fascinated by logos and their development over time. One in particular appeals to me because of my academic background in classical Japanese literature and culture: the origin and evolution of Canon’s logo, which has, for me, an interesting history. (For the record, I’m also a big fan of Canon products.) […]
What happens after a project ends? My designer-client relationships rarely end with the completion of a project. I like to keep aware of what a client is doing even they are not in need of additional graphic design, or if I do not have a web maintenance plan with them. Some of the things I do are […]
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Could it be that I ventured down a path of design and writing in various formats because of this book? Or maybe I was entranced by the book as a kid because it lit up something already in me? Swooooon. I’ve been waiting for this graphic design book to become available on Amazon and I […]
See what I did there? I have to admit I spend an inordinate amount of time thinking about my blog, article and press release headlines. I usually want something that entices, clearly connects to the subject matter, uses important keywords for SEO, and often includes some humor. (I have a sick weakness for puns.) Turns […]
Designing isn’t easy, but not everyone can hire a designer at the drop of a hat. I understand that. But even if software enables you to do mind-blowing stuff, it is only a tool. It will not tell you basic principles, nor will it shout out “Yo, Mary! Grab the life-saver! Massive overcrowding aboard the […]