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07/26/2019 - No Comments!

Reading, 2018

2018 was a bit of an oddball year with regards to my reading. I managed to read 35 books in total, 9 of which I scored 3/3 on my personal rating system (ie. gut feeling).

My favorite books of the year included Bear Town by Fredrik Backman, The Martian by Andy Weir and Turtles All The Way Down by John Green. Outside of my usual smattering of novels, I dove deep into a few famous fantasy series including Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. I'm excited to jump into some more serious fantasy series in 2019.

Finally, I read a few very random wilderness and survival type books which I found really interesting, bringing me back to my days of childhood Boy Scouting.

As usual, I've again designed simplified book titles for each of the 35 read on my reading page.

Have a look at what I read in 2018 here.

01/18/2018 - No Comments!

Reading, 2017

For 2017, I made the lofty goal to read 30 books! I nearly made that number, coming in with 26. This year I've decided to go for it again, I will make it this time! I've been really enjoying SciFi books like Dune and Ender's Game – with Ready Player One being my favorite of the year.

Similar to last year – I've again designed simplified book titles here, click a cover to view it in more detail on Amazon or another sales website (not affiliate links).

Here's what I read in 2017.

01/02/2017 - No Comments!

Reading, 2016

I made a personal goal in 2016 to read two books per month. The subjects which I explored covered the full literary gamut from design and fiction through to non-fiction and self-help style books. I've designed simplified book titles here, click a cover to view it in more detail.

In 2017, I've set a goal to read 30 books and write a short summary of each.

Here's what I read in 2016

01/08/2016 - No Comments!

Choosing & Charging Clients

If you’re in a product design or strategy role, this article should help you to hone in on who to work with and how to charge them fairly. This applies to those that have made the switch from a simple user interface design role to one who provides product design services.


Letterpress poster by Erik Spiekermann – website.

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05/23/2015 - No Comments!

I am a Product Designer.


Job titles in the tech/software industry (with an emphasis on design) are quickly becoming a pet peeve of mine. I recently came across Chris Coyier's archived blog post on the subject which inspired me to complete my own post which I've had in draft-mode for many months.

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11/11/2014 - No Comments!

Profile Not Found

default It has been roughly two years now since I decided to close down my personal Facebook profile. This little experiment of abstinence from the social media platform was initially meant to span a few simple months, but has become a permanent change for me. There was no major event that spurred me to flip off the switch, more of a slow realization of a need for some change in my "social" interactions.

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05/18/2013 - No Comments!

Oversized Scrabble Game Table

Growing up, we were a games family. Every vacation or family gathering inherently included stacks of board games, rummikub tiles and playing cards strewn about the main table. This is what inspired my 2012 Christmas gift for my mom, Queen of scrabble.

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02/06/2013 - No Comments!

Hello World!

I've finally done it! I've launched a long overdue redesign to my personal website. While it's still very much in the beginning stages, this will evolve into my happy place where I'll share notes on design as well as snapshots of professional & personal projects with the world.

My primary goal behind this redesign was to create a device-agnostic experience with a focus on highly readable typography that conveys genuine personality.

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