Category Archives: Writing

New Review: A History of Graphic Design for Rainy Days

My newest from The Designer’s Review of Books is up! (also posted below) Who can resist a book that provides a paper doll of Saul Bass? Jam-packed, whirlwind, and charming are the three best words to describe A History of Graphic … Continue reading

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Design.org Writeup

My Key Portraits thesis is featured on design.org. Take a peek…

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Talent is Not Enough: Business Secrets for Designers

My book review for “Talent is Not Enough: Business Secrets for Designers” is up at the Designer’s Review of Books. Check it out!

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Eyewear for Asians, by Asians

For Asians, eyeglasses simply don’t work. Traditional designs are made for European bone structures and don’t address those with flat nose bridges and high cheekbones. The only choice is to adjust the nose bridge on metal frames, but that’s only … Continue reading

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The Semantic Beauty

The biggest draw of doing my thesis research on keys is that besides being rich in visual variety, the literature, history and vocabulary surrounding keys are just as robust. One of the more interesting things about Keys is that the … Continue reading

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The Gestures of a Key

In the process that Stephen Farrell had laid out, my mindmapping excercise I did yesterday lead to an interesting discovery—exploring the gestures of a key. A nice direction that I hadn’t even considered. Next steps from here is to write … Continue reading

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Cringe-worthy Writing

I thought it would be entertaining to post my original “About Me” from my portfolio site. It’s full of jargon, abstract ideas and aspirational phrases in my honest intention to convey my excitement about graphic design and what I do. … Continue reading

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Love of Word

My love of the word multiplied exponentially this week. Hipatitis is a winner of the Washington Post 2009 Neologism Contest and I’ve found a way to incorporate the list into a design project. I’m incredibly excited about it. I’ve found … Continue reading

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Asian Fit or Miss

Classes are in full swing and I’m taking “Joining the Design Dialogue” to up my writing chops. Our first assignment is to write a 250 word product profile with the target audience being us (the design community). I only recently … Continue reading

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