This is long overdue, but I finally answered some of your questions! I asked on my Instagram earlier this month for anything you’ve been wondering, and a lot of these are questions I get asked a lot - so I hope you find these helpful in some way (hopefully, this can be a recurring thing!)
I’m currently reading a book, called Eat That Frog! by Brian Tracy. It’s a book I’ve been meaning to read for a while because I’ve heard a lot about it, and it’s a topic I’m really interested in — personal productivity and achievement. Currently, I’m about 1/3 of the way through.
I wanted to do a graphics series on some of the most salient points so far, not only because it’ll help me remember the information and share it with all of you, but also because I get asked quite often how I manage my projects, work toward my goals and generally stay productive. And while I’ve struggled in the past to put this subconscious process of mine into words, I found that this book pretty aptly describes the path I follow - plus a few other tips that I’ve found helpful for myself, when I do find myself procrastinating or being inactive. So, I hope you enjoy and can try out this process for yourself if you’re struggling with procrastination! and I’ll be doing more of these in the future, whether for this book or other books I’m reading :-)
Note: all writing from the graphics is taken verbatim from the book!
June 30th marks the end of Pride Month 2019. And amidst the parades, the social media posts, and all the rainbow paraphernalia, I always found myself wondering about the meaning behind Pride.
I have never really seized the opportunity to ask any of my friends who identify as LGBTQ+ what it means to them— to hold that as a part of their identity and be proud of it. I felt pretty unknowledgeable about it all. And with the work I love to do around social justice, it’s awkward to be unfamiliar with a certain area. But it’s something we all have to identify within ourselves, as uncomfortable as it is, so that we can learn what we need to and grow. And as much as we all love to attend the Pride parades, parties, and events— I would imagine I’m not the only one who would benefit from some perspective on the subject.
I reached out to some folks within my network to hear their experiences, with the goal of sharing that with others. Ultimately, I think — no matter how informed, educated, and experienced you are — we can all benefit from hearing others’ personal truths and voices. It’s the crux of any type of social justice and community work: the most important part, but also one of the most difficult.
I loved the experience of collecting these narratives and designing around it, and I hope you do too! Thank you to all who participated and for sharing your light with all of us.
Fashion is such a tricky topic, but it's one we need to confront as consumers. So in the hopes of demystifying the industry and how we can make ethical choices, I made this zine! From here, I'll be walking through the main points in case any are confusing or pique your interest from what little text I could include in the zine itself. (aka, this is all that I actually wanted to write but had to restrain myself for the zine!)
Mid-month, Eric and I spent 5 days in New York for a mini-vacation and a trip for my birthday! One of my absolute favorite things to do when I visit a new city is to poke around the different tiny antique/vintage/thrift shops in any given area, because it shows you so much about the culture. And of course, New York being known for fashion, they had so many options in Manhattan/Brooklyn alone, the areas we frequented.
I’ve realized that graduating and going into adulthood is tricky for many reasons — a major one being that you’ve met all these amazing people from university and then suddenly, we all go to different places and take on different lifestyles. Arranging a time and place to actually hang out becomes so, so difficult; there’s scheduling, work, family commitments, travel, etc. to factor in. I’m lucky that I live in the Bay Area and many of my friends are within an hour travel to visit, but I’ve been wondering if there’s any other ways I can continue to strengthen these relationships.
I'm taking new clients for 2019! Whether you're a small or large business, entrepreneur, or individual, I would love to work with you to help you achieve your design dreams. Below is a list of my services in-depth, including examples for your reference.
Maybe you're just not a social media person (or trying not to be), maybe you just want the info straight to your inbox without any of the other noise, or maybe you just want to try it out to see how it is. For any and all reasons, I created a ✨mailing list✨!
My year in books was something I did for the first time at the start of 2018, for the books I had read in 2017. I wanted to share what I read for the year past because I was able to learn so much from those books and wanted to share that with others; plus, I get asked all the time what books I’d recommend! For the end of 2018, I wanted to do something a bit different and share in more depth about my picks.
For my first blog post, I thought I’d tackle a frequently asked question I get — what kind of equipment I use to create my work! It’s definitely gotten more complex over the course of my time as a designer, but I’ve learned to focus on those items that perform the best in my own workflow.