My journey as a designer and developer.
Another in my series of quotes 80’s pop stars. This time from Michael Jackson. Ok, technically, Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough was a song from the 70’s, but I’d say it still fits the spirit of the project in my mind.
Don’t ask me why, but this graphic popped in my head during my regular morning shower. I’ve never listened to Journey, and I didn’t even have “Don’t Stop Believin” stuck in my head at the moment! But either way, I have to admit they were on to something :) And seeing as all things 80s are currently roaring back into style, I figured I’d throw one more shout-out into the mix.
The early bird get’s the worm, but the 2nd mouse get’s the cheese.
- Author Unknown
Here’s some love for you procrastinators!
This is another in my series of typographic studies, where I create type treatment based on my favorite quotes. This one made me laugh and I had to share it with you. My main trouble designing this was that I just wanted to fit too much imagery in there. It was a good lesson in ruthlessly editing yourself, which I probably should have taken a few steps further.
I also wish I had a lot more time spend working on the mouse trap illustration, but my goal is to only spend 1-2 hours on each of these, so I had to call it quits. Enjoy :)
Fairy tales are more than true. Not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.
I love this thought from GK Chesterton about the value of myth and story in our modern lives. All too often we are obsessed with facts as the only vehicle for truth. But myth can communicate truths deeper than what we experience in our daily lives. CS Lewis actually said it better:
The value of myth is that it takes all the things we know and restores to them the rich significance which has been hidden by ‘the veil of familiarity’…
One of my all time favorite quotes, from the great jazz bass player and composer Charles Mingus.
Making the simple complicated is commonplace. Making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.
I used one of my favorite typefaces, Gotham. I probably should have approached this in a more modern, simplistic way, but I had fun playing with textures and shapes in with the fonts.
“You cannot score without a goal.” - Jamie Wieck
This was my take on a beautifully simple idea Jamie Wieck posted in is visual essay “The 50 Things Every Graphic Design Student Should Know” It’s well worth reading the entire essay if you have any design or freelance aspirations.