I’ve been noticing lately an alarming trend of horrid design and advertising. This is more than just your typical, idiotic car dealership ad. This is permeating even the upper levels of advertising. Think about it, can you really remember a single ad from this past year’s Super Bowl that blew you away by its creativity? … Continue reading Design in Crisis
This past Saturday in the business section, The Columbus Dispatch ran an article about troubled tanning-salon chain under fire. I have very little interest in the legal issues of the Hottie Body franchise, but something did catch my eye. The article began talking about a woman who wanted to open a franchise and ran into … Continue reading Determination Reaps Rewards
Things have been extremely busy here for the last several months, to say the least. I’ve started and completed a lot of new projects over the last six months as well as attended SXSW 2007. Blog posts have been too few and far between to my liking, but when it comes between client and personal … Continue reading New projects
The online design community has been in an uproar this week (and rightly so) over the apparent thievery of Dan Cederholm’s logo design for his design studio, Simplebits. There are several opinions on the matter, and I felt compelled to share mine. Innocent coincidence? Was the Simplebits logo stolen, or was it pure coincidence that … Continue reading Inspired or Stolen?
I’ve been asked to do the difficult task of recommending books of how to learn good web design by a few people lately. It’s difficult for several reasons. First, there are a number of quality books out there, it makes it hard to keep the list short. Second, this industry has changed and grown so … Continue reading Books for Starting Web Designers
I’m proud to announce that the redesign of the Lithik Systems Inc. web site was recently featured on Creative Latitude’s
It took awhile, but the redesign, and especially the blog, is working. Thanks to the many people that prodded me into finally blogging, and the input to get it operational. A big thanks to Austin Matzko for his help with the PHP subtleties that were completely escaping me. I’m still making a few adjustments to … Continue reading Up and Running