18 January

Quantifying Delight

Quantifying Delight

Winning design industry contests is nice, but winning a contest that you didn’t even enter is even better. So I was delighted to receive an email from a client with the news that her site had won the Featured Site spot in a newsletter that goes out to music centers in 40 countries, and that she’d won […]

8 October

The Art of Persuasive Design: Building Apps that Stick

The Art of Persuasive Design: Building Apps that Stick

How fabulous is this illustration from Alice Phieu? This is the ad for my next public speaking gig at Montreal App Talks. If you’re coming, please let me know via Twitter, or in the comments of this blog post. It’s free, and it will be fun. Promise.

2 October

Forks ‘n’ Spoons on Fabric

Forks ‘n’ Spoons on Fabric

The test swatch (aka “pattern strike”) arrived from Spoonflower! To make it, I drew a dining-themed illustration of forks and spoons and then made an overlapping pattern of them using Adobe Illustrator. This is destined for the seats of our dining room chairs, so I ordered the sample (30″ x 18″) to be printed on a tough canvas […]

23 September

Hidden Patterns

Hidden Patterns

If you like hidden patterns, you’ll like this new pattern I created. Using a sketch of a girl, I digitized it using Adobe Illustrator. (Why Illustrator and not Photoshop? I wanted her in vector format so she would scale up or down without distortion. She can then be re-formatted easily for use across web, mobile, […]