March is ________ month

Posted on Mar 13, 2014 in design
March is ________ month

March is Women’s History Month, Fire Prevention month (Philippines), Frozen Food Month, Nutrition Month, Craft Month, Hexagon Awareness Month, Red Cross Month and International Francophile (french speaking) Month. This image was made as a contribution to the 2014 Xplane Calendar.

Xplane Designer Training

Posted on Sep 17, 2013 in Uncategorized

I was invited to participate in a training program for Xplane, a company that specializes in visual thinking, facilitating and communicating change. I’ve been curious about them ever since a friend invited me to one of their workshops—they do these monthly exercises that get your brain warmed up about visual problem solving. I know what […]

Lu’s identity

Posted on Sep 16, 2013 in Uncategorized
Lu’s identity

Is it just a touch weird to create a style guide for your one-year-old baby? Not at all! What baby wouldn’t love to have their own stationary set? Hopefully Lucy sees this as a quirky tribute to her sweet childhood and not a designer-stage-Mom ruining her future street cred.

Welcome, Cielle!

Posted on Jun 28, 2013 in Uncategorized
Welcome, Cielle!

We’re excited to have some help with our editorial and branding projects this summer in the form of Cielle Charron! Cielle is a fabulous addition to the team, and has already helped us with a map of Portland schools for the Right Brain Initiative and some infographics for O.Hm Magazine. I was instantly impressed by […]

Old dog, new tricks.

Posted on Jun 23, 2013 in career, collaboration, design
Old dog, new tricks.

I got accepted into the Designer Training Program at Xplane! What a great opportunity for me to learn some new skills and get to work with Xplane, which is a fascinating, smart, creative company specializing in communicating change. I don’t even totally understand how they work, but I want to know more. My invite says […]

Summer Plans

Posted on Jun 19, 2013 in Uncategorized
Summer Plans

Slim Whitman

Posted on Jun 19, 2013 in Uncategorized
Slim Whitman

When you bought a record at Positively 4th Street in Olympia, WA in the late 90′s, you could pick out a “free” record from a giant rack of records. I picked the classic “All My Best” by Slim Whitman. After that fateful day, Greg and I got really INTO the record, because 1. it’s smooth […]

Lu

Posted on Jun 14, 2013 in Uncategorized
Lu

There’s this brand new person I know who is bright eyed in the morning, loves to clap blocks together and eat avocados and just learned to turn pages in a book. She smiles a lot, talks a storm and laughs at silly faces. She’s my sweet little Lu and she’s 10 months old today.

Tease

Posted on May 31, 2013 in design, nostalgia
Tease

This is one of my favorite ads I ever did for the zine I did in high school. My earliest experiments with design and layout were with scissors, rubber cement, photocopies, and old advertising graphics. Finding zines as a teenager was hugely transformative for me. My editorial inclinations, artistic whimsy and a desperate need to […]

Data Visualization Resources

Posted on May 31, 2013 in Uncategorized
Data Visualization Resources

I wish I had all day to play with these tools and resources put together by Drawing by Numbers. I’m particularly intrigued by this tool for making online interactive infographs.