Penciling It In

It seems to be the time of year when people are deciding what kinds of planners/calendars they’ll get for next year. I’ve always been a carry-around-a-notebook kinda girl myself, but for whatever reason, this year I was tempted to maybe get a planner. Day planners are crazy expensive, guys! The more I looked, the more […]


I am really bad at project management. There, I said it! When I was in school, I used to carry around a notebook (a Moleskine, of course) and write down everything I needed to remember in that notebook. It worked pretty well, but the system has broken down now that I’m out in the real […]

Creative, Inc

I recently finished reading Creative, Inc. I’d heard that it was one of the best informational books around for creative freelancers, and I’ve been feeling like I could use a little motivation/information. The price was certainly right, and it was a pretty quick read. I think this would be a great book to buy if […]

Let’s Talk About Pricing

The most difficult part of freelancing so far has been determining how to price my work. The reason it is so difficult is because not only is it entirely up to me to decide what my price should be, but there is also very little concrete information out there about industry standards. Every designer prices […]

Lost Type Co-op

As a type nerd, I spend a lot of time looking for new typefaces that don’t break the bank. This can be hard, as cheaper fonts usually mean poor quality. This is where the Lost Type Co-op comes in. Co-founders Riley Cran and Tyler Galpin wanted to provide excellent fonts based on a pay-what-you-want system. […]

How To Be Better At Photography

Looking over my previous photos of my apartment, it is becoming apparent to me that the beautiful images I see in my head when I think of taking pictures of my apartment are not actually translating to my camera. I’ve always been interested in photography, but it’s basically been limited to polaroid cameras and iphone […]