My thoughts on design, code, productivity, music, tech, and more.

2006 — 2019

My Design Philosophy

Design × 3 min

My Design Philosophy

Last week someone asked me, "So... what's your design philosophy?" The question took me by surprise. I don't think anyone's ever directly asked me that before. In a bit of a stupor, I vaguely remember clamoring on about something that probably resembled more of a design process than a philosophy.

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The Business of Design

Design × 2 min

The Business of Design

Today I'm happy to announce the release of my new web design eBook, 'The Business of Design'. I've written this book specifically for web designers looking to level up their careers by learning from my experience.

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The increasing demand for freelance design specialists

Design × 3 min

The increasing demand for freelance design specialists

It's a great time to be a creative professional. For a lot of us, we're able to choose the type of work we do and where we do it from. The options available today are abundant, and that's great news for designers and the creative industry as a whole.

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Inbox Zero

Productivity × 4 min

Inbox Zero

The majority of my work and personal life exists in the digital realm. I (like most people) use cloud-based apps now more than ever. On the surface, your computer looks pristine—free of the physical clutter that used to come with bloated desktop software. But just because you can't see the mess, doesn't mean it's not there.

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The Pomodoro Technique for creative flow and productivity

Productivity × 4 min

The Pomodoro Technique for creative flow and productivity

For the past two weeks I've been using the Pomodoro Technique to get my work done. And I have to say, I'm surprised by the results. So far it's proven to be an incredibly efficient way to get both my client work and personal responsibilities off the plate.

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Rebranding and updating

Design × 5 min

Rebranding and updating

Rebranding something personal is hard. In fact, many people push it aside, making excuses about not having enough time. I'm guilty of that. After several failed attempts, I finally put my foot down. It was time to whip this ol' site back in to shape.

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