Designing the Masterclass Experience (with a side of COVID19)
As teachers know and students should probably be aware, things are always a little rough the first time through a new course. And the semester doesn’t usually include the routine-shattering circumstances of a global pandemic. In the fall of 2019, I approached Paul...
Rituals for Digital Relationships
We have become very intimate with our devices. We spend all day with them, working and communicating and entertaining ourselves.We take them everywhere: to work, on vacation, to bed. We trust them with our secrets. We demand their services at all hours and get upset with technical limitations. We are unable to leave them alone.
Make a custom favicon for your Squarespace site
I see this all the time: a Squarespace website lovingly built with beautiful content… but still sporting a default favicon in the browser tab.
The Wayward Path: Living and working on the edge of social order
The Wayward Path has no map, only the conviction that following it is its own reward. Its virtues are Self-Reliance, Flexibility, Creativity, Cooperation and Iteration. Its process is imagination, practical breakdown, iterative progress and then a return to imagination.
What is a Forest Friend?
A forest friend is a genderless, adolescent trickster spirit, mentioned since antiquity in stories and songs of rural coastal peoples on the Atlantic seaboard of North America.
Cute dogs wearing my work
FETCH, a canine social club and boutique pet shop in Toronto, had some adorable dog fashion printed with the logo I designed. Check out these little doggy friends in little doggy sweaters! If you're in Toronto and looking for pet...
Sci-Fi & Interface Design Workshop
I've taken over Michael LeBlanc's Intro to Interactive Design class at NSCAD University for 3 weeks while he's in China. We'll be doing a fun little workshop on science fiction film and interface design, inspired by the fantastic book Make It So: Interaction Design...
Working with Squarespace
There are lots of website builder platforms that end up hoodwinking the uninitiated. But Squarespace is different.
When your client has no taste
The best clients in the world are the ones who acknowledge their need for a design professional and trust your expertise to turn out appropriate, attractive design that suits their needs.
But every once in a while, you’ll run into a client (or potential client, preferably) who can’t tell a butthole from a rosebush and has no idea they suffer from bad taste.
Translating print documents to web documents
Some degree of adjustment is usually necessary when adapting a document designed for print into a document for online use. This is because we use different technology to decipher each: hands and eyes for physical printed matter and a screen or device for digital...