Branding Small Scale Sabbaticals
| November 9, 2014
Tomorrow, I take a purposeful week off. It’s my second break since starting Small Scale Sabbaticals. Every 7th week, I take the week off to rest, recharge, and pursue my secondary passions.
I apply myself fully to whatever I’m doing which means when I’m working, I’m working hard. I realized if I was ever going to rest, I’d have to be just as intentional about my breaks. Focused work time. Focused break time.
I plan to continue taking every 7th week off and making sabbaticals an integral part of my routine. During my sabbatical, I take a break from my regular commitments and output. I don’t record podcasts with Ben and I don’t shoot any seanwes tv videos.
Cheap, Lazy, & Foolish: Professional Profanity
| June 15, 2014
Look, I don’t care if you stub your toe and loose a four-letter exclamation. Unexpected pain, knee-jerk reaction, it’s on the tip of your tongue—I get it.
But professional profanity is a whole other ordeal.
Preconceived projections are what I’m talking about here. Blog posts, tweets, speeches, books; they’re all produced with forethought.
You plan out what you post, you prepare what speak, you have all the time in the world before your press publish, and yet you choose to curse intentionally.
The One Concept Approach: How a Professional Designs A Logo
| December 18, 2013
When it comes to logo design, many designers deliver multiple concepts to the client in order to let them to pick their favorite one. Many even have different concept packages and an allotment of revisions. But what is the purpose of these multiple concepts? On what merit are revisions based?
Enabling Excellence in Custom Type Logos through Selectivity
| June 24, 2013
Crafting custom type logos is my fervent passion. I enjoy creating a word mark that is contextually relevant to the audience of my client. My style is one of clean, readable, precision. Over-complication is something I staunchly avoid. Though while I favor simplicity, it is a uniquely charm-infused character I embrace. I receive a great Continue Reading »
Beyond the First Idea
| December 18, 2012
When it comes to thinking of a concept or approach for a design project, it’s not all that hard to have a first idea. In fact, just about everyone does. When you hold a word association experiment, you find that when given a specific word or concept, people largely think of many of the same Continue Reading »
For Professional Eyes Only
| January 24, 2012
Typographic illustration for blog post: Professionals Don’t Show Clients Wireframes