Where are you sun? Summer-spiration

“I wonder if I’ve been changed in the night? Let me think. Was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I’m not the same, the next question is ‘Who in the world am I?’ Ah, that’s the great puzzle! If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?” – Lewis Carroll

+ I never limit myself to only typography, web, or print design, I like to step outside the box in to interior design, fashion design, filmography, or even just nature for inspiration.

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back from my hiatus

Back from a rather long hiatus. Felt rather overwhelmed by life really and had to take a break from the daily grind of designing. Everyone should take a break when they can, it freshens your mind. I’ve re-prioritized my workloads, got some much needed sunshine and graduated =) oh the joy! Also felt the need to pass on a few words of wisdom.. or just one word…kindness.

Being kind. Being kind is a way of living that keeps giving long after the kind thoughts, words, and actions have taken place. Kindness is a force without force, and it goes well beyond manners to the very heart of how people respect and treat one another.

Being kind is a vital way of making our own lives, and the lives of others, meaningful. Being kind allows us to communicate better with others, to be more self-compassionate, and to be a positive force in other people’s lives. Kindness has its true source deep within you, and while some people are innately kind, it’s something that everyone can cultivate by choice. Thank you wikihow    http://www.wikihow.com/Be-Kind

The Morning After… the weekend.

As designers we HAVE to, absolutely HAVE to keep our skills up to date and fresh. Always be on the look out for new trends and styles that have been way overused.

+ sharing some fun things I stumbled upon because sharing is caring.

Skill Share – “flip the notion of traditional education on its head and democratize learning.”

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Method & Craft – this site has taught me so much so much…

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WhatFont – quick, easy, and smart way to figure out the web fonts you love on other’s websites. GET ON IT!

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FontFont– Redesign and very interesting. I’m still exploring the site.

 

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Sunday Afternoons

Let me visualize what I read…

Started this over the week and finally got around to finishing it today.

“a human being is a part of a whole, called by us “universe,” a part limited in time and space. he experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest… a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
ALBERT EINSTEIN

oh beautiful today

Today is the reason why I love California. After mildly punishing us for about 12 days of stormy rain. We’re rewarded with this gorgeous, non deserving, sunny weather. I love California.

isayx3 – flickr

aristarionne

Arian Behzadi

BLK Book // Hugo & Cat, a UK agency, designed this as a Christmas Gift for their clients. Clever, sweet, and beautifully designed.

Matte Stephens

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Ani­mal por­traits by Morten Koldby

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Kid Grandios – great use of texture, blending, and subject for this project… 100 projects.

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Todd McLellan – only when you look at the enlarged image can you see the meticulous break down of each product.

 

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Web Informative

Web design is one of the most complex forms of design out there. Additionally, it’s constantly changing and improving itself. Below are some informative articles, resources, and whatever I can find to help. I’m still learning myself. So PLEASE feel free leave me more information for future posts. I’ll add more as I discover them!

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50 Free Fonts For Web Designers

 

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