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Field Notes

This brainchild of Aaron Draplin perfectly sums up the goal of design. Design solves problems. It fills a void that is a cause of pain for most people. For years I’ve wanted sketchbooks that fit comfortably in my pocket that

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Bacon Army

My 8 yr old son recently joined a youth basketball league. He and his teammates were asked to come up with a name for their squad and they chose the name “Bacon Army.” On a whim, I decided to create

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Back to Basics.

Even with all the super-fancy computer equipment I have at my disposal, sometimes all I need is a pad of paper and a pencil. When I draw by hand, it feels right and natural and I remember why I fell

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The Antidote to Fear is Action

Sally Hogshead said it best with Radical Truth 71 from her book Radical Careering. The antidote to fear is action. When I’m actively pursuing my dreams, I’m fearless. It’s only when I’m not moving toward my goal that fear and

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More Walk, Less Talk

Don’t tell me what you plan to do, instead show me what you already did. I have found that many people have lofty goals and big plans. Yet, hardly any of these people have the follow through to actually make

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Confessions of a Color Blind Designer

I have a deep, dark secret. I’m a color-blind designer. It sucks. There is no sugar coating it. At times it is painful torture. I am sharing this little bit of intel, not because I want your pity, but because

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Stop. Rewind. Remember

So you’ve been approached about new business from a potential client. You’re excited because you’ve been a little lean for a week and the client wants to keep you steadily booked for the next month or so. The consistent hours

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