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The Lone Designer

It may seem that I write these blog articles for the benefit of others, and I do like to believe that someone may read this and find some encouragement or be inspired in some way.  However my motivations aren't entirely selfless. Often times I write these articles to serve as pep talks to myself. It helps me to reaffirm my…

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Nobody Justifies You Like You

Allow me to pose a scenario. Let’s say that you’ve gone on 3 dates with 3 different individuals. Each of them goes pretty much the same. You take the same car, wear the same outfit, and eat at the same restaurant. Each one of them seems to go about like the last, and each of them ends with disappointment. Now…

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The “Higher” Double Standard

So as it turns out, keeping up a blog is more difficult than I thought it would be. Kudos to those that do this weekly, or daily! It's not like I don't have a wellspring of inspiration to pull from, but most of it stems from frustration or annoyance, and I know you don't want to read that all the…

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May the Fourth Be with You!

May the Fourth Be With You All!

We had a pretty nasty windstorm in Birmingham last night that left a lot of folks without power for the first half of the day. This included my office, of course. Since I had no access to my work files, I decided to get some gif practice whilst waiting out the power outage in Panera Bread. #maythe4thbewithyou

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The Spock Approach (Logic vs. Emotion)

Let me just say, Spock is the man, or Vulcan for you Trekkies. He understands that the best way to approach anything is with sense and logic first. He keeps his emotions in check until he can't hold them in any longer. Design should be the same way. I can't speak for all designers, but if any of you are like…

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The Five Dollar Logo (Here Goes Nothing…)

Here it is. My first blog post. The one that seems most likely to never be read. I never understood why people started blogs. For me, I just thought it would be nice to have a place to dump all of those random thoughts that I have throughout the day as I work on one project or another. A catharsis.…

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