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.
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.
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.
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!
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.