September 7, 2017

I’m a Design Mentor at Bloc!

I'm super thrilled to announce that I have been hired as a part time Design Mentor at the company Bloc! I'll be guiding students towards becoming great designers and giving them advice and critiques.

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October 26, 2015

Learning Through Stealing: How to Become Better At Your Craft

This past weekend, I had the great privilege to speak to a group of incredible creators/designers/makers at WordCamp Ann Arbor (#WCA2). We packed out a small room at the University of Michigan and I spoke to them all about how to become a better designer through the art of stealing.

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September 1, 2015

Thoughts on The New Google Identity

Over at Range I wrote a little thing about Google's new identity and missing the fancy g.

check it out

August 10, 2015

100 Days of Fonts

100 Days of Fonts is a personal project by S.F. based designer Do-Hee Kim. It's pretty awesome site that really showcases great uses and fort combinations of google fonts! check it out: 100daysoffonts.com

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August 14, 2014

Link: X to Close – The origins of the use of [x] in UI design

Wonderfully insightful article on the origins of the X in UI Design: X to Close

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August 6, 2014

Homeless Fonts

An incredibly powerful combination of typography and a cause, HomelessFonts.org takes the handwriting of the homeless and turns them into typefaces. These typefaces are then sold to support the Arrels Foundation, who is working on getting people off the street. The symbolism of the personal hand drawn street begging signs turned into an actual source of real aid is quite incredible. I'm still wrapping my head around it.



June 14, 2014

Smart Design & More at WordCamp Chicago

 This weekend Range is at WordCamp Chicago! As a team, we were on a panel today about "How to do big things with a small team" and then I gave a solo talk on "Smart Design." Check out the slides below and I'll post when the video is up. Looking forward to more talks tomorrow!

May 9, 2014

Design Inspiration: The Chalkboard Art of Dangerdust

I'm in love with the work of anonymous artists "Dangerdust". Seriously stunning work!

All of the above is good and all, but for some reason I am extremely drawn to the photos of the art being erased and washed off. Its surprisingly poetic and beautiful.

via Each Week, Two Anonymous Students Named Dangerdust Create This Amazing Chalkboard Art.

May 4, 2014

Link: Designing with Code

...stop thinking about content in terms of “pages” and to start thinking about it in terms of “packages.” A content package might contain things like long and short headlines, teasers, summaries, body copy, and pull quotes. Early HTML prototyping helps us decide which of these elements we need –and helps us think of them as pieces that combine across contexts to create a cohesive experience.

Read at: Designing with Code - UX Booth | UX Booth.

Sara Cannon is a Business Owner, UX/UI Designer, Creative Director, & Artist remote working in Birmingham, Alabama. Contact Sara for any of your creative needs.