For the latest issue, some web designers and I were asked what we love about our work. It was hard to pick one, yet felt like a no-brainer at the same time. Happy to be included.
We won! We’re honored that Graphic Design USA chose our design for McLaren Engineering Group’s website as part of the 2018 American Web Design Awards, “the best in digital + UX design.” Check out the winning entry in the magazine, and the McLaren site. Thanks GD USA, our clients at McLaren, our development partners at Arturan, and content creators at Violet PR.
I wanted to talk to someone who is doing something about increasing diversity in design, so I interviewed AIGA Diversity and Inclusion Task Force Chair Jacinda Walker for Fast Company’s Co.Design. Check it out—she has some great ideas.
My book is in a book! Honored to have our design for my book Graphic Icons featured in Richard Poulin’s new book, Design School: Type, a thorough primer on typography for students. Pick up your copy at amazon or your favorite bookstore.
Are you a designer considering a switch from print to digital design? Whether you’re looking to diversify or shift your design focus entirely, it’s clear that websites and digital design have become a standard of the design landscape. Check out this good advice from Skillcrush (including mine) on how to make the transition. And good luck!
Our design for the new website for McLaren Engineering Group is live! Check it out: mgmclaren.com
This weekend is the grand opening for our client Finlay + Gage Musical Instruments. We’ve had a lot of fun establishing the brand identity and designing exterior and interior signs, hangtags, forms, and print and digital marketing materials. If you happen to be in NJ and interested in music, stop by. finlayandgage.com
Our client SOMA Film Festival will move to a new location for its third year (and will have a new number and new color in the logo, thanks to us). “In a mere two years, the festival has screened over 100 films including an academy award nominee Fire at Sea, held numerous Q & A’s with filmmakers, garnered successful sponsorships for many local companies and businesses, and become a recognized creative entity with a nomination for “The Best Film Festival” by the NJ Arts Council in its inaugural season.” Read more about the move at the Village Green.
Read my new article in Communication Arts where I interview designers who have made a switch: Briar Levit exploring filmmaking, Barbara DeWilde learning UX strategy/design, and Michael O’Neal changing to photography. Design is a field where we constantly have to change and adapt, and it was great learning from them.
The season has passed, but I was happy to join some amazing designers (Wim Crouwel! John Pawson! Terence Conran! Lucienne Roberts! Jonathan Barnbrook!) in creating numbers for the Design Museum’s Advent Calendar. Check out the calendar, and my number, 17. Happy New Year!