Blog Posts

A New Look for Blinding Stars

Blinding Stars has a brand-new site! This has been a long time coming; there have been two other major redesigns between the old site and this version, but neither felt quite right. Read More…

"Digital Freelancing" was a success!

In the Spring 2017 semester, McHenry County College debuted a new course: Digital Freelancing. I was lucky enough to run the first iteration online! Read More…

Introducing "Riptide"

Riptide is a colorful and dark theme for Textual IRC. It’s compatible with Textual 6 and is being tested during the beta to make sure that everything runs smoothly. Read More…

Sass-ception! Style Guide

Recently, another Codepen that I made for my students made the front page of Codepen.io! As an intro to Sass, I wanted to show my students some of the fancy-pants things that are easy to do. Read More…

Introducing Stellar Type

I put travel and type together with Stellar Type, a highlight of the gorgeous, weird, or interesting typography that I find throughout my travels and day-to-day adventures. Read More…

In Memory of Adrian Frutiger

Very sad to hear that Adrian Frutiger has passed away. He’s been phenomenally inspirational to me and I always had a weird little connection in that we share the same birthday (give or take 60 years). Read More…

Setting Text Free

My web development students are currently working on an unsolicited redesign of a site of their choosing. Most of my students this semester are predominantly designers; code is new to them, but they appreciate the visual side of what we’re doing. Being designers, typography and font choice plays a huge role in some of their designs, but I noticed a bad habit with a few students: text trapped in images. Read More…

I Think I Have a CSS Problem

My late-night habit used to be baking. Now, I think I’ve finally moved on to something more digital: CSS. Aside from fewer dishes, CSS-as-a-habit is also great because I can improve my skills, have something pretty to show off, and (thanks to the auto-assigned MIT License from CodePen) share with the community. Read More…

"Ideas Now" Journal Now in Stores

I’m proud to announce that one of the journals I designed for Barnes and Noble’s Back to Campus line is now available for purchase online and in stores! I was happily surprised to discover that a spot gloss was added to some of the words on the cover. Working with the team of fellow Pratt students as well as B&N’s buyers was a great opportunity that I am thankful to have been a part of. Read More…

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