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An Infographic Design Experiment: The Ups & Downs of 2020

An Infographic Design Experiment: The Ups & Downs of 2020

The project below is my attempt at processing all the ups and downs of life during a pandemic. It built using the Chartwell Area font. First, I documented the good, the bad and the ugly of 2020 for our family in a timeline. Then, I assigned each item a rating or number from 0–100. 0 being the most challenging and suck-tactic of times and 100 the moments that brought us the most joy. Each month was assigned a color to distinguish it from the last. The color palette is based on my branding color palette. The spaces where you see a gap or blank space are the times that were the hardest or the “zero times.”  Luckily we’re saying good-bye to 2020 on a high note. Here’s to 2021 and all of us turn a corner to a brighter and better future.

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I Heart Comic Sans

I Heart Comic Sans

Have you ever noticed a flash horror and disgust in your designer’s twinkling eye when you speak the phrase “Comic Sans”? Does your designer start sweating profusely, give you a sarcastic smirk, or start choking violently at the utterance of these syllables? These are normal side effects for a graphic designer experiencing the situation. But why such a violent, defensive, primal response to the font? What is about this friendly, sweet and innocent typeface you’ve grown to love and cherish over time that invokes such a volitile viscreal reaction? What is torturing this individual so about this font?

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6 Tips for Working from Home

6 Tips for Working from Home

One of  the daily challenges I face working at home is balancing work and life. This is especially hard now that my husband and I work for the same company. Sometimes our pillow talk seems more like a brainstorming session rather than a wind down from the day. Luckily, we’re not in the same department and don’t report to one another. (I believe this is essential to our success—one is not the boss of the other.) So when the line blurs between the home life and work life how do you better define it?

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