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My Rockford, My Dreams

This piece had me crying. Honestly, truly, tears streaming down my face: crying. I am from Belvidere, Illinois, but I went to high school and shopped hardcore in Rockford. Rockford … Continue reading

December 1, 2012 · 4 Comments

One Hundred Years and Counting: A Chat with ‘Annie News’

This audio piece of mine is the one of which I am most proud to date. It combined my love of all things older than myself and my love of … Continue reading

November 24, 2012 · 2 Comments

Storycorps: Listening to Culture

Hello internet. Where have you been all my life? Many apologies to any and all readers. I got sucked into a black hole and the aliens didn’t let me go. … Continue reading

November 20, 2012 · 2 Comments

Obama Video Indictment: F-150 Typography?

As a preface, this post is in no way in support or against this video. I am not stating my political opinions, but simply observing the design of this political … Continue reading

November 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Seven Deadly Beverage Designs

Have you ever come across a design creation that just made you ball up your fists, throw back your head, and cry out, “God, that’s good!” I had that moment … Continue reading

November 2, 2012 · 3 Comments

Giving Your Posters the Hallmark Effect

So let’s talk about how I am cheap. I love duplicates of things. I am fine with wearing Rocket Dog shoes as dupes for Converse, even though I actually prefer … Continue reading

November 1, 2012 · 2 Comments

Pretty (Fearless) in Pink

Cancer is the master of no human, and designing this pink shirt for fellow students was a joy and not a chore, let me tell you! I was recently contacted … Continue reading

October 31, 2012 · 2 Comments

Driftless with Danny

One of my professors showed me the link to this MediaStorm masterpiece. Danny Wilcox Frazier is a documentary photographer who (about three years ago) completed a journey that traversed Iowa. … Continue reading

October 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Black and White: Keeping Weddings Whimsical

I have subscribed to the Wedding Paper Divas newsletter for quite some time. I think they have a kicking website with lots of choices for brides-to-be. Are you a punk … Continue reading

October 24, 2012 · 1 Comment

How PDFs Are Saving the Planet

I stumbled across this the other day and was mesmerized. It’s apparently not a new idea, but it’s the first I have heard, so bear with me if I am … Continue reading

October 24, 2012 · 2 Comments

My Life as a Fangirl

JOHN. MCWADE. I am sitting in my graphic design course of all places, and a little Gmail popped up in the glorious bottom right corner of my screen. I took … Continue reading

October 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Getting Jiggy with Gestalt

John McWade, how I ardently love thee. John McWade is the founder and current director of Before & After Magazine, a wonderful (!!!) publication that imparts wisdom on all sorts … Continue reading

October 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Picture Perfect Palettes

Are you that person (like yours truly) who just needs that perfect color combo? In this sparkling day and age, it’s easy to visit places like Design Seeds,  Color Scheme … Continue reading

October 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Haggling Over Hamburgers

I found this video while searching for internship possibilities that could potentially combine my love of audio with my talents in graphic design. This piece comes to us from the … Continue reading

October 16, 2012 · 2 Comments

Press: And from a Peer!

I got a notification on Facebook today that someone had posted on my timeline. I click over to the site, and I see the design of a poster I recently … Continue reading

October 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Clapping for Karen

Have you ever heard of Karen Kavett? She’s this lovely, urban-yet-crafty designer and multi-talented brand creator who recently left YouTube to pursue her true love of graphic design through freelancing. … Continue reading

October 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Waving from Iowa

My name is Grace, and you should stay here and listen to me critique the creative endeavors of others and drawl on about the meaning of my own. Greetings? Salutations? … Continue reading

October 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

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