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January 2017

Create something beautiful.

There comes a time where you must abandon everything you think you know, understand and believe about life. You have to step back and reevaluate what in the hell you are doing here. Everyday you wake up with a chance to live, love, create and find a new adventure. Life is too short to be…

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Great designers learn

I sat in a room with a group of designers. I quietly listened as they talked back and forth about a design decision that one designer had done. These designers became very prescriptive about providing feedback. One suggestion and diagnoses to fix the design after another. Every designer chimed in with their personal taste and…

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The symphony of the grid

The grid is visual music to the web. It provides rhythm, tempo and harmony within a page. The symphony of the grid provides a beautiful experience for a design. Before I was into design, I grew up playing music. At a young age I took piano lessons, played drums and picked up a guitar. In…

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The power of listen

One time I was invited to a meeting where leaders were discussing the next steps around a holistic responsive design approach. I was invited to the meeting last minute, but I was brought in as the organizational leader on the subject matter. So I was anxious to hear what was to be said and also…

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Design is empathy.

This is pretty “stream of thought”. I’m going Jack Kerouac on this article. I’ll be honest, I’ve spent the good half of the past decade designing things for the validation and admiration of others. I wanted my work to be loved and adored by other designers. I wanted to be invited to speaking events and…

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