“NaNoDeMo”

Some particularly ambitious people take part in a yearly event called NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), wherein they write an entire novel during the month of November. Think “quantity-over-quality” as a creative exercise taken to the extreme.

I don’t want to do that, but I do love the idea of pushing myself creatively. So I made up NaNoDeMo: National Novel Design Month. It turns out I like giving myself dumb things to work on all month.

I invited friends and strangers to submit titles + authors through a form, so I didn’t get a say in any of the titles—I felt like it made a better challenge that way. Thanks to everyone who contributed! Please enjoy.

See the entire collection on my portfolio site.

Graphic Design for Non-Designers

2.1 - Why design-

This past Monday I had the absolute pleasure of presenting a workshop at SXSW Interactive 2016 with my friend Jess Warren. We had a packed house (about 100 people) for our workshop on the basics of graphic design, targeted to people who had no background in design but could benefit from some basic design skills (hint: that’s pretty much everyone).

It was a lot of work but had a huge payoff — I know Jess and I both had a great time and we received some awesome feedback. You can find the slides on Slideshare if you’re into that sort of thing.

As a couple of footnotes for those of you who attended the session, I recommended the following two resources for those wishing to learn more about Typography: Butterick’s Practical Typography and The Elements of Typographic Style. As always, if you want to talk shop please do get in touch.