From the Process Archives

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In an attempt to squeeze every last bit out of fall before mud season bogs us down for the year, Kassie and I went backroad exploring through the Uinta National Forest. Fall colors are fading fast, but I did manage to find some amazing light for the above photo. However, after the shutter clicks, there’s… Read more »

2013 Goals

I do my best to keep a daily sketchbook/notebook. From time-to-time I’ll go back and revisit earlier pages or books altogether. It’s a great way to see all that you’ve accomplished, as well as have left to do, and much more tangible than a Facebook timeline. With that said, I was browsing though some archives… Read more »

7 Questions for a Better Life

Living life efficiently means having more time to do the things you enjoy most. Ask yourself the following questions when you’re stuck spinning your wheels.

Put Yourself in Your Work

Our stories and experiences make us more relatable and that makes us better designers. Staying up all night, every night, pushing shapes around on a computer will just make you an inaccessible weirdo after a while. Via One Question Please with Dan Cassaro Couldn’t have said it any better myself. Below is a vid by… Read more »

13 Rules for 2013.

I’m not big on resolutions. However, here’s my personal cheat sheet for 2013. Feel free to chime in with your own. 1. Have a Ritual. This one’s especially important if you are a freelancer or work from home in any capacity. However, it’s good practice even if you have a regular 9-5 to take some… Read more »

Ford Broncos, Sketchbooks, & Web Design. It Must be Friday.

Most people will forever associate the Ford Bronco with either OJ Simpson or the Orange Mocha Frappuccino. Either way, the early-model Ford Bronco captures the wild American aesthetic like no other off-road vehicle has done since. The Need Supply Co. has a great write-up on the Ford Bronco with more eye-candy to go with it… Read more »

Plant a Flag on the Web.

Make sure people can see your work online, but even more importantly: write! Make sure people can read evidence of your thought process. It’s not enough to show the work; you need to describe the problem at hand and how you went about solving it. When I’m interviewing designers, the work gets you in the… Read more »

Mitch Hedberg on Process

I remember first hearing Mitch Hedberg back in college and thinking how unique he was. His act was so minimal and sparse, essentially one-liner after one-liner, and at the same time, full of depth and craft. His delivery, unparalleled. If you’ve ever tried to repeat a Mitch Hedberg joke you know what I mean. As… Read more »

Mobile First Redesign (Part II)

A couple weeks back, I wrote about my decision to consider mobile first for my upcoming site redesign. And as promised, today I’ll outline how mobile first influenced decisions made throughout the design process.

Mobile First (Intro)

Over the past few months I’ve been working towards a site redesign. One of my priorities for the redesign was to create a user-friendly experience across a wide range of devices. While responsive design has been a great innovation, it is often used for pure bling factor, without real consideration for how the content should… Read more »