Are you working on any projects that light you up? ✨ Or have you been saving your dream projects to the side while you cross a few of the less appealing tasks off the list? (😬)
I remember in life before kids, I used to love to drive without listening to music — that’s when I had the best inspiration or could sort through what was going on in life. ☀️ But now with kids, car rides are ALL noise, ALL the time! (“I’m hungry!” “I dropped my LEGO guy” “Mom, what’s 2045 plus 1 billion?”)
I have so many client projects that are almost ready to launch! A small business online store, an amazing photographer’s website, galleries of beautiful custom products, ad campaigns, and presentations... they’re all so close to blooming.
It’s easy to get excited and rush to launch at the end of a project. Usually everyone involved is getting tired of the details and ready to see a final product. As someone who loves checking things off a to do list, I get it!
But it’s SO important to triple check all the details before sending your work out into the universe. Last year I witnessed a website that relaunched without redirecting their old pages, and their accumulated 9 years of search engine listings pointed to 404 error pages!
It can be hard to wait when you’re soooo close, but a spotless launch is worth the extra time.
I’m excited to shout all these projects from the rooftops in the next few weeks - this is going to be a great month! ☀️
I'm so excited to be working with local artist Amy Callahan on a collection of yoga artwork! There will be 10 designs total that will be used across print & web. Here are the first two of the series, soon to be plastered across coffee shops in town!
Hot off the press! I just dropped off promotional materials for a documentary screening that will be held later this month. It sounds like a powerful look into child development, neuroscience, and the effect of social & economic forces on working families. If you're in Ithaca, check it out January 29th at GIAC!
I've been weeding out old files as part of my new year purge, and came across my design notebook from 2008! It was nostalgic and hilarious and embarrassing.
I found dozens of website wireframes in there from my NYC freelancing days. This was when I was hand-coding websites and I was able to choose every aspect of the design down to the pixel. Now, most of my clients are running websites using themes and plugins. Instead of writing code from scratch, I spend more time tweaking Squarespace or Wordpress designs and troubleshooting plugin updates.
It got me thinking a lot about websites and how they're made now vs. 2008.