I make people cry

When I taught design in an associates degree program, I was known as either a total b%$ch or an awesome teacher (obviously this depended on which student you asked). I…

Reality Check

I haven’t moved for 8 years.  This is strange because prior to my current living situation, I had been fairly nomadic, moving every 1-2 years since college.  Moving forces you…

Saying No

“No.” My son says it all the time. It often comes in string-form, as in nonononono! In fairness, I say it a lot to him too, as in “No sitting…

The Persistence of Stuff

I live in a Brooklyn apartment that by New York City standards might be considered fairly large, but anywhere else, this place would be deemed pathetically small. Living in a…

Expert Testimony

Many people have a shared anxiety dream: they arrive at school only to be handed a test they didn’t know about. They look at it and don’t know any of…

Dear Anton…

I’m trying to control the spam. Really. Why do so many spammers think I want a wedding dress or SEO optimization? I guess all spam can’t be as good as the post about fresh genius juice.

Fourth Time’s the Charm

For most of my projects I provide 3 design directions. In an ideal world, the client chooses one, I refine it, get it approved, and then complete the project using…

The Dream Project

Every designer has a fantasy project – designing an album cover for a band, creating an amazing editorial feature spread, etc. Often we’ll even do them for free. Recently I…