Category Archives: Design

life lately // early april 2014

This is definitely the “crunch time”! Just two more weeks and I am done classes. That is just nuts. So there is lots on the go, lots to do, so much that I am pretty sure it will not all get done, … Continue reading

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storefront dreaming

The more I think about it, the more I realize I was made to go into business. I mean, some guys and gals drive by houses for sale and dream about decorating the home, doing the garden, et cetera. I … Continue reading

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project process // hand-lettering

So I was thinking it would be fun to share some of my design work with you all. I’m going to start by sharing a project that’s actually just starting, and share weekly as it goes. It’s a little scary … Continue reading

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risk takers: Hailey Isadore

I’ve started a new interview series on the blog, called “Risk Takers.” The reason is that I’m feeling “poised” these days, on the edge of whatever will come after I graduate in the spring from my two-year design program at NSCC. (Will … Continue reading

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four simple goals + one little word 2014

New Year’s Eve, as you no doubt are aware, is the time when a lot of people set goals or resolutions. It’s a natural turning point, a time to look back at the year behind us, and look ahead to … Continue reading

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into the cave

Last week my teacher, Heather Kennedy MacIsaac, decided to ‘treat’ us in her Design Culture class. We spend so much time on the computer, either researching, or editing, that it’s a real joy to bust out the art supplies and … Continue reading

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how graphic design changes breakfast

As I’ve mentioned on here before, going back to school to study Graphic Design has changed the way I see the world. For example, this Eggo waffle box. When I’m making Adam’s breakfast in the morning, I’m captivated by the … Continue reading

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extra extra

These days: eat, sleep, design. Repeat. (Above: a screenshot of designing an icon for a class project. I’ll likely share the process in whole at some point here on the blog.)  

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local design, part 1

Last week I had to be in downtown Sydney for an appointment and I was early. So I took a walk around. As I’ve mentioned before, when you’re a designer and studying it every day, and focussed on it so … Continue reading

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true grit

  Last week one of my instructors, Brian Geary, brought our design class over to CBU’s art gallery. (It’s a five minute walk from the NSCC campus.) We went over to see the show currently in the gallery, “True Grit: … Continue reading

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