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Simple Primate in the Deke Lounge!

Simple Primate in the Deke Lounge!

Hey all! I’m a little late putting this up, but couldn’t be more excited about my recent visit as a guest on Deke McClelland and Colleen Wheeler’s excellent show Martini Hour. We spend the better part of an hour talking about Dreamweaver, Colleen’s aversion to moving to web design (come on in Colleen, the water’s [...]

In a design rut? Find a different perspective.

In a design rut? Find a different perspective.

As a designer, one of the most frustrating phases that I occasionally go through is feeling like I’m stuck in a design rut. You might also know the feeling, everything you do starts looking the same, the same color palettes, font choices, even compositions begin repeating themselves. Even worse, the blank page – which for [...]

Mama, they took my Kodachrome away…

Mama, they took my Kodachrome away…

Kodak announced in June that they were ceasing production of Kodachrome, their oldest running line of color film. Kodachrome was first introduced in 1935 (seriously… 1935!!), and was the choice of professional photographers worldwide for decades. Although use by professionals has slipped due to the increase in more technically advanced film and the rise of [...]

Moving from print to web

Moving from print to web

For most designers, making the transition from print design to web design can be a frustrating process. At first it seems easy. You’re a visual designer, so design is design regardless of medium…right?! Undaunted, you jump right in and the next thing you know you are confronted with the most dizzying array [...]