Monday, March 25, 2019

Boundaries for Graphic Designers



I generally have good boundaries as a graphic designer, but not all the time. I don’t always clearly express what I want, what I want my process to be, or how I want my time respected. I’m a bit of an introvert in this area. That doesn’t mean I am afraid to be assertive. It means that I tend to be less clear in my communication when I’m not consciously putting in the effort to be clear.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Why Justifying Design Decisions May Not Solve the Problem



In the era of iterative design and agile workflows, there’s an inherent misunderstanding that can arise.

Designers may be required to give justifications for every design decision.

Most non-designers — team members and stakeholders — do not understand the design process and how the Gestalt theory of design affects design decisions.

Monday, November 26, 2018

10 Gift Ideas for Designers — Most Under $50



If you have friends or family who are designers, here's a list of gift ideas they would love to get. (Ahem. I know I would.)
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