6 Ways to Avoid Being a PITA Client or How to Win a Project with KV Design

Many of us are familiar with the project management triangle. You get two on the triangle and the third suffers (e.g., you want it cheap and fast, quality suffers; you…

Me, Only Better: My Modeling Story

I’m a model! Ok, I was a model for a half hour. A few weeks ago, a friend of mine saw a post on Facebook looking for women who own…

Bittersweet Goodbye

I’ve been told I’m a good teacher. My student evaluations consistently show highest marks with the only complaints being “uses too many hot keys” and sometimes “goes a little fast”. …

Art and Illustration at the Progressive

In October I became the art director of the Progressive magazine. So every month for 2 weeks I scramble like a madwoman to design and lay out the next month’s…

My Amazon Meltdown

I know that Amazon has horrible labor practices so I feel guilty every time I click on Add to Cart or Buy now with 1-Click! And yet, like the terrible…

Occupational Hazards

I have the soft smooth hands like those of the Victorian aristocracy. In any other day and age, one might touch my hands and say these are certainly not the…

Do you like me? Appreciate me!

“You like me! Right now—you like me!” proclaimed Sally Field in 1984 upon winning her Oscar for “Places in the Heart.” Now here we are 30 years later, and while…

Leaning In: Part 2

Since starting this blog, I’ve been convinced that my mom was the only person that read it. However, my previous Leaning In blog got some serious traction. People I hadn’t…