Connect to Design to Connect Conference

I haven't been to a design conference for too many years. The AIGA annual was not convenient in regards to work and a planned vacation this month, but I wanted to go to something! Luckily, my alma mater, Herron School of Art and Design, is hosting a little...

Inktober is Coming!

Inktober is almost here! I haven't participated in past years because I was too busy or wasn't particularly thrilled about the prompts. I like Halloween, but I want a little more freedom beyond super holiday specific words. This year's set sounded pretty...

Pressing On: The Letterpress Movie

Last night William and I went to see Pressing On: The Letterpress Film at University of Indianapolis. It was in the Ruth Lilly Auditorium in the Christel DaHaan Arts Center which is quite pretty. I had not been in the auditorium before and it was in a...

Making a Twitter Bot with Tracery & JSON

Making a Twitter bot has been on my coding bucket list for a long time. I always figured it was overly complex and would take forever, but last night I checked out what steps it actually took. I was pleasantly surprised to find several options promising to...

March Refresh With Ruby

Ay ay ay, I thought 2016 was rough. I was wrong. January and especially February were harsh. My grandfather caught the flu and very slowly passed over a couple weeks without food or water. I was driving back and forth between my husband and work Indianapolis and my...

2017: Make, Learn, Do

2017 is a new year and maybe it's time for a new you! That's how I feel about it. 2016 was pretty harsh down to the last week of the year and it felt great to take down the calendars to throw away. I think a lot of people focus on the basics like losing some weight,...

Summer Product Designs Unveiled

I brought home a copy of our summer new collections catalog from work. The agate, Frank Lloyd Wright, and R.C. Gorman sets are some products I had been working on the first half of this year. I'll go into greater detail about all the work involved for the Frank Lloyd...

New Role, New Year

I'm putting away advertising work for now since I recently started working for CoasterStone/The MintBox/NoveltyMints. Now I'll be working primarily on product design in the retail sector. I'm even getting my feet wet with some print and color science since I'm...