Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Thought At Work

Hello Everyone!  On October 24th-26th, I attended the fifth annual student design conference Thought at Work at the Rochester Institute of Technology.  This unique design conference was created by design students at RIT to bridge the gap between students and professionals.  

Jason White, the executive creative director and co-founder at Leviathan, a conceptual design company that creates engaging narrative content and experiences for brands and entertainers worldwide, was the captivating keynote speaker.  

In addition I heard from inspiring professionals such as industrial designer Patty Johnson, LookThink President Joe Mallek, lead designer of Imgix Miguel Cardona, and interactive art director at Dumbwaiter Matt Olpinski.

Thought At Work Schedule

Thought At Work Wristband

Make sure to check on the conference next year! 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Firebelly Design

Hello!  I'm very interested in sustainable/socially conscious design.  Firebelly Design, based in Chicago, is an amazing example of a firm that creates thoughtful and esthetically pleasing design while focusing on social responsibility.  Their mantra: “Good Design for Good Reason.™” 

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Dawn Hancock is the founder of Firebelly Design.  Listen to this great interview with her and Debbie Millman:

Let me know what you guys think!


Thursday, September 4, 2014

Do it ANYWAY!!!!

There are many designers that I admire. One of my very favorites is David Carson, you can learn more about him here:


 This is a quote that if your searching for a mantra this  might just be it...

His work was ground breaking, he broke the rules in the name of creative expression... He is one of the most authentic humans I have ever studied... I hope one day to see him speak! I think that the reason I was and still am so smitten with his design aesthetic is that he creates design based on his beliefs and instinct...