Month: July 2018

Just What I Needed

Intuition is a weird thing. Its stuff you know, but don’t know you know. Ya know? I often rely on intuition in my work here as a designer. Past experience plays a lot into this […]

African Design

Africa!ย A continent of mystery, magic, and a mix of cultures and people so diverse that very few outside of it manage to understand, let alone describe it. I was born and live at the southern […]

The Sound of Trust

Since the 1930s, many have tried to design a solid-body electric guitar. It was Leo Fender in 1950 and his iconic Telecaster that revolutionized the guitar manufacturing industry and propelled popular music into a completely […]

It’s Never Too Late to Listen

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. โ€“ Abraham Lincoln I’ve learned a lot of lessons as a designer/human over the years. More […]

This simple trick will change the way you design products

Ready? Here goes: Be curious! Ask your customers questions. Observe their behavior. Welcome and seek out their differences. It’s the first principle of our fledgling design language: “Start from curiosity. Welcome and seek out difference.” […]

Reaching Tomorrow

Stories help shape reality. It helps paint the past, present, and future. Through stories we can prompt emotions, experiences, and vision. Stories are human. A great example of how stories can influence, and shape perception […]

Unexpected uses

One of the first themes I launched on was Toujours. It was designed as a wedding theme, and included features like a Guestbook template, a slideshow, and special styles to highlight the three most […]

You donโ€™t have to be a genius to think intuitively

From Albert Einstein to Steve Jobs, countless thinkers, artists, and inventors have acknowledged that intuition played a large role in their success. Intuition, for the purpose of this conversation, is defined as a thing that […]

When design is not about you

If I were to tell you that people couldnโ€™t wait to stop using your product, how would you react? We may assume that there is something fundamentally broken with the product, a problem which must […]