Life changing guide to time-management.
Musings on creativity that resonate deeply.
Gothelf & Seiden
Effective and realistic UX techniques.
Thinking With Type
Beautiful intro to type for aspiring designers.
Gems of insight. Lives up to the hype.
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
What applies to motorcycles applies to design.
Nothing comes easy. Start small, persist.
The Elements of Typographic Style
A classic on typography for all levels.
Visual journalism principles for a digital world.
Up your commitment to honesty.
also known as ripping the brief, my first goal is to get down to the exactly what the need is and where it's coming from. business needs and user needs are never the same, but finding their intersection is necessary before barreling forward.
how often do you know the definition of something, while still not having the slightest idea what you're actually talking about? You don't need to answer that. luckily in product design, our users are hear to help us understand. All we need to do is take the time and effort to research and listen.
encourage everyone on the project to go buck wild in whatever way their brain works. for me, it's super shitty looking digital sketches (for designer eyes only). for some, it's paper & pencil. Others jump into high fidelity. What matters is that it works for the individual. as long as it stays loose, creative, and boundless.
Come together, discuss, and converge. this is where the cook in the kitchen has to step up. providing honest and constructive input isn't always easy, but it's the necessary skill one needs to build the best work, products, and teams.
prototype, test, analyze, iterate. listen to users. listen to developers. listen to instincts. constantly improve.
a collection of shots throughout the years.