When this Maui-based client, a contemporary jewelry designer, relocated to Oregon, we needed to adjust the website I had designed for her previously* to reflect her new locale, while retaining the minimalist aesthetic. While Hawaii still shows in her work, the new approach needed to reflect the influences of her new woodsy home on her […]
Here’s a topic that veers quite a bit from graphic design, web development, or marketing. But it’s an example about how design––any kind of design––needs to function for its user. When I was in college in Japan I became aware of the degree to which US consumer goods are largely designed for tall, American men. […]
I recently completed an e-newsletter template design for a client, a parenting educator/counselor, who wants to share her educational guidance blog articles with parents and colleagues. After understanding the emotional support message that is so important to her work, I designed for a balance of professional, but still very approachable and eye-catching feeling, to convey […]
In the past few months I’ve been invited to be interviewed by, respectively, a podcast focusing on web design and development, and an online magazine showcasing “inspiring people” in Los Angeles. So, along with inviting you to read my interview here, there’s a lesson in this. Don’t ask “why me?” The answer is “because it’s […]
I recently had the pleasure to be on Hallway Chats, a podcast focusing on interviews with people in the WordPress community. Although I initially sound a bit “deer in the headlights” at the beginning (and a bit husky from a cold), I did finally find my groove and had an absolute blast during the interview, I […]
Today’s Monday Muse is a valentine for my readers and followers. It’s a Seuss-atine!