You think of abandoned buildings as growing colder as they become more empty, but the house felt warmer—a stuffy heat since the window unit and fans had been shut off and packed up. The bare windows let in more sun, bringing a reminder of the old shade trees cut down the summer before. The space […]
A couple weeks ago I had to break up with someone—a client I had been working with. We were both on different pages ideologically, we had different visions. It’s not that I was wrong and she was right, or vice versa, we just weren’t in the same place. And that’s ok as people, but that’s […]
For the majority of my professional career I have taken walk breaks. Time out to walk the streets around wherever I’m working. Time to get up and move—like recess for grown-ups. Over the years I’ve had multiple walking partners, coworkers and friends, but for the majority of those years (at two different employers and during […]
**I wrote this a while back. I submitted it to a short story magazine and was rejected, but I’m proud of it still** The motorcycle rattled and rumbled over the cobblestones in the old town square. The engine sputtered and spat smoke as it ground to a halt in front of the only brick building […]
The trick of Photoshop is to make it look like you didn’t do anything. I was working on a catalog cover and I wanted to use an image of a dove holding an olive branch as the main image. Most of the images I found were just so-so—most didn’t have a dove with a wide […]
Several months ago I was recruited, by my editor friend Karen, to work on a book project. Originally, I was just recruited to design the cover (Karen was doing the interior). Actually, originally, I just recruited to consult on exporting a Word document to an epub file. I tested some things out and never got […]
I am a designer by trade, but a writer by heart. Much of this site will be writing both about design and some other stuff. This is my first fiction post. The box arrived today. I have been waiting three weeks for this moment. It started as I was reading a magazine in Dr. Marcus’ […]
I am currently building a new site. Most people would put up an “under construction” page. . . I decided I’m going to build the plane mid-flight. So go ahead and look around. I’ll be updating as I go.