random ramblings

11 October

An Engaging Time

Posted in Personal, Timely

It’s been a bit since my last post, and there are lots of things keeping me busy. Settling into my new job at Amazon Web Services, various design events, keeping up with all my personal projects and more. But the biggest distraction began on the perfect evening of August 29th, when the love of my […]

11 August

We’ve Never Had a Friend Like Him

Posted in Miscellaneous, Timely

A text from a friend is what first informed me this afternoon that the world had lost Robin Williams. “Robin Williams is dead!!” A pang of surprise and sadness at seeing those words. I forced it away, willing myself to focus on work. But as the day wore on, and work became a stifling bus […]

3 August

A Case for Cursive

Posted in Miscellaneous, Timely

Cursive. It seems so simple. Something I remember being praised for when I was little, something I could be proud of. If you just practiced, you too could make those beautiful, flowing lines connect to form fancy letters. Letters that weren’t just printed – letters that were drawn. And the more you practiced, the nicer […]


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  • Massimo Vignelli

    “If you can do it right, it will last forever.”

    - Massimo Vignelli
  • James Victore

    “Feck Perfuction.”

    - James Victore
  • Tate Linden

    “Design is an opportunity to continue telling the story, not just to sum everything up.”

    - Tate Linden
  • Victor Papanek

    “Design is the conscious effort to impose a
    meaningful order.”

    - Victor Papanek
  • Robynne Raye

    “For me, design is like choosing what I’m going to wear for the day – only much more complicated and not really the same at all.”

    - Robynne Raye
  • Tony Hsieh

    “Your culture is your brand.”

    - Tony Hsieh
  • Nate Manny

    “The more serious you take being ridiculous, the extra funnier it gets. So few people understand this.”

    - Nate Manny
  • David Craib

    “Design should never say, ‘Look at me.’ It should always say, ‘Look at this.'”

    - David Craib