Art is positively a lifeline for me. As a child, I bled cerulean blue (my go-to Crayola crayon). I was mesmerized by the vibrant array of color options in a 64, 96 or (dare I say) 120 count boxes. My intrigue and obsession grew as I took as many art classes as possible. I explored endless mediums at ASU’s Herberger Institute for Art and Design workshops. As my perfectionist personality developed, I tediously refined every little detail of every project. I had found my calling and nothing else would come between me and my true love for art.Continue Reading..
Writing is another passion of mine, so when presented with the opportunity to write blog posts for Terralever on design, I did a happy dance. Okay, so maybe that dance was in my mind. But, when you love something and are as passionate as I am, work just doesn’t seem like work. Even if I am fine-tuning my articles at 2am (since I always seem to choose timely subjects), I am still chipper as can be. Plus, like any seasoned artist and writer, I thrive on deadlines.Continue Reading..
The whole notion of evolving as an interaction designer to make better products is a constant in my mind. I was traditionally trained, earning a BFA in Graphic Design. While I gained an incredible foundation for design, both traditional and digital, experience design had not yet emerged in a real way. I designed websites for the sake of translating information onto the web. I could not devote my life’s work to something so primitive.Continue Reading..
I will openly admit that I am overly critical of my work. Because I am my own worst critic, I often become disappointed by my work. Plus, I’m not one to embrace the notion of “good enough.” I stuck to my ambitious guns and broke past the era where my design work was just not good. I have been blessed with wonderful opportunities that allowed me to push past mundane, average work to get to work I am proud of. After five years in the workforce, I humbly admit that I am not in the great category yet. Sure, I am creating good work, certainly good enough work, and I do surprise myself often.