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Lessons Learned

I've learned a few important lessons this summer that I thought I'd share—mostly for myself, but hopefully they will help you, too. There will always be people who will do shitty things to you. Sometimes those people will be the people who are... Read more

Failure

I could let my failures surround me and I could submit to that nagging feeling in the back of my head that I'm not good enough, that I can't be good enough, that I won't be good enough. But instead of dwelling on thoughts that might not be true, I... Read more

What's the secret?

The vast majority of people these days are looking to live a life that doesn't interfere with the status quo. Others are looking for ways to get rich quick on the internet. They ask "what's the secret? how can I launch x-for-x in a week's time without... Read more

On Change

Keep a record of everything in your life—the big, the small, the bad, the good. One day ten years from now, five years from now, hell, even one year from now, you'll be able to look back at the way things were and see that all the shit you went through... Read more

What Matters

It's not what you do
 when the stars shine bright
 on the paved road
 that matters, but what you do
 when you're down in the dust,
 when the earth swirls up around you
 and you feel life's hands
 around your neck. Read more

Ten Reminders

Stay humble. Never stop learning or experimenting. Never become complacent. You're good at what you do, but there are always ways to improve. Keep your options open. Don't focus on the negative. Give yourself a break. People matter. Don't forget who... Read more

Find Your Own Inspiration

One thing that really bothers me about a lot of designers and other creative professionals (including myself) is that we focus too much on "inspiration." Inspiration is good thing. It helps us move, it helps us hustle. It drives passion and action... Read more

2014 in Review

It's hard for me to believe that 2014 is already almost at an end. This has been the most productive year of my life, during which I've grown as a designer, a writer, a friend, and a human being. At this time last year I had know idea where I'd end... Read more

My Digital Toolbelt

This is just a quick post outlining the "tools of the trade," as they're known, that I use for design and development; this only includes digital tools, but I plan on adding a new post shortly about the analog tools I use daily. Mac Apps Design Read more

What I Know About Life

I like to think that I know a lot about life: that I'm wiser than my age lends me to be, that I know some small secret of this infinitely gigantic universe that helps me see the world differently than everyone else. On a small scale—my school, my... Read more

A Manifesto for Quality Thought

No amount of thought can change anything unless ideas are shared and acted upon. If you censor yourself, you’ll never know what impact your thoughts can have on the world. Thought is the essence of life. Do not be afraid to be alone with your thoughts... Read more

Designed with Love

I love design. Its uncanny ability to make any person feel a wide range of emotions is absolutely fascinating. As designers, we hold the power of emotion in our hands—we can use color theory to evoke emotions, whitespace to draw attention, and so much... Read more


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