Color Inspiration: Amsterdam

Posted on Jun 7, 2016 in inspiration
Color Inspiration: Amsterdam

Last week I spent a few days in Amsterdam, and despite the often grey skies, I was inspired by the beauty of the canals, windmills and even my hostel. Below are some color schemes pulled from various photos I took throughout my time in the Netherlands. You’ll notice that the color schemes are on the […]

Guiding Words For 2016.

Posted on Jan 19, 2016 in inspiration, ramblings
Guiding Words For 2016.

  While I don’t necessarily set new year’s resolutions, I’d like to set some guiding words for a bigger, better and stronger year than last. For this post I’m particularly inspired by the “one word for the new year” mentality I learned at INK PR, as well as in the podcast Being Boss. I’m also […]

Stay Inspired, Stay Relaxed.

Posted on Aug 17, 2015 in inspiration, ramblings
Stay Inspired, Stay Relaxed.

One of the keys to being a creative professional: maintain a comfortable balance of inspiration and motivation while managing stress. I’ve found that while too much stress can hinder my productivity and creativity, too much inspiration and optimism can also set me up for disappointment. Does anyone else feel that way? In the end, it’s […]

Finding Inspiration: Colors in Everyday Life.

Posted on Jul 28, 2015 in design, inspiration
Finding Inspiration: Colors in Everyday Life.

As a designer, colors are key. They depict different emotions and energies. For instance, a group of oranges, reds and yellows is bright, energetic and buzzing. In fact, experts believe that this color scheme also induces hunger, which is why it’s prominent among fast food chains. (Crazy, right?) A color scheme of bright blues, reds and […]

Finding Inspiration: Walker Art Center

Posted on Jun 14, 2015 in inspiration
Finding Inspiration: Walker Art Center

Art museums and galleries are a great source of inspiration. Even if you are not experienced with art history or you don’t work in a creative field, spending an hour or two within an art museum can leave you feeling a little more imaginative than you were before. I had the pleasure of visiting the new pop art […]

Imperfection as Creative Freedom.

Posted on Jun 2, 2015 in inspiration, lessons
Imperfection as Creative Freedom.

Calling all perfectionists! It’s time we stop letting our perfectionism hold us back from self-expression and honest enjoyment. Let’s continue to put our best foot forward, but know it’s okay to give up that lingering feeling of self-doubt. Why? Because perfect is impossible. The Navajo get this. They include a flawed stitch in each handmade […]