Archive for May, 2009

The Vendor-Client Relationship

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

I can’t resist posting this. It’s not just us…every design firm has this issue. It appears to be unique to our business. No other profession seems to have to deal with people who feel that this is legitimate way to do business. The Vendor-Client Relationship.

Typography for all (not just for lawyers)

Monday, May 11th, 2009

Here is a great link on typography basics. Not just the technical but, even more importantly, the semiotics of typography. Very useful.

Fresh Thinking on May 7 at Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

I had the pleasure of sharing the stage with Louis Gagnon and Joanne Lefebvre of Paprika (Montreal) and Dave Mason of SamataMason (Chicago) at Fresh Thinking at Kwantlen Polytechnic University last Thursday. We participated in a roundtable discussion on issues facing design and designers in the coming years. Three student moderators asked us questions and we gave our varied perspectives on what we thought the future held. It was an excellent event. The variety of experiences and thinking between Louis and Joanne (a husband and wife team and principals of an extraordinary design practice), Dave (an innovator and highly entertaining speaker) and myself gave the audience a broad view of design, from theory to practice and from print to film. I’m hoping that the videographers who captured it will share the video when it’s ready. If so, I’ll post it here.