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The Weekly Slam

There’s a lot of beautiful hand lettering of inspiring phrase out there on Instagram and Pinterest. There are some amazing artists using the social networks to work on a regular practice – a drawing a day, a song a day, etc. Read More

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Meet my design deputy

dreamy winter light and my design deputy

I couldn’t resist this shot of my design deputy in this dreamy winter light. Her support is mostly non-technical, but she’s a great muse.

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Taking an Established Non Profit to the Next Level – A Case Study

Logo suite for BFHP, a Bay Area non profit serving the homeless

Logo development, transitional branding and design for a community non-profit celebrating both a significant milestone and development project. 2015 – Berkeley Food and Housing Project (BFHP) has been serving the homeless community for forty-five years. Wanting to share this significant milestone with their Read More

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Starting/Ending the year off right.

Fundraising design for non profits

The first work day of the year is starting on a high note over here at Fishkin World Headquarters. I do miss my pajama days, but this text from my non-profit client, Berkeley Food and Housing Project (BFHP) makes it Read More

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Do I Need a New Website for 2016?

Infographic - flowchart "Do I need a new website in 2016?"

(click to enlarge) One minute you’re shaking sand out of your swimsuit, the next minute you’re wondering who is still even making jokes about fruitcake, much less buying it. That’s right, it’s that time of year again. Enter the panic. Read More

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Branding Case Study: Charlie’s Corner

Branding design case study for Charlie's Corner

Background Charlie’s Corner is a children’s literacy program in San Francisco’s Noe Valley – a bookstore, reading hour, and classes all aimed at the mission of encouraging love of reading from a young age. Charlie’s Corner approached me as they Read More

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Feeling typographic today.

typographic lettering t-shirt from house industries

Feeling typographic today. Proudly wearing my #houseindustries #ampersand tshirt. #lettering #font #typography

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What’s the Difference Between Good Looking and Good Design?

What’s the difference between good looking and good design? Knowing the answer to that question should help you find the right designer for any project. You’re on the internet all day – or at least more than you want to be. There are Read More

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Instagram: Show and Tell Tuesday: the Burning Man Survival Guide

Burning Man Survival Guide periodical design

Show and Tell Tuesday: the Burning Man Survival Guide, my favorite and most challenging piece of the year. #showandtelltuesday #design #graphicdesign #print #printdesign @burningman #burningman2015

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Graphics for Drought Relief

custom design for environmental climate relief

The Climate Relief Fund asked me to create a t-shirt design to raise money to support farmers affected by the California Drought. I’m so pleased to volunteer for this effort  – this disaster is unprecedented, and so close to home. The Climate Read More

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Wisdom from Tom Waits: the hidden dangers of design

Tom Waits typographic lettering quote

Wisdom from Tom Waits, the hidden dangers of design. #design #tomwaits #wordsofwisdom #lettering

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Instagram: Sutro tower Sunset

Sun setting while waiting for full-blood-moon-eclipse #sanfrancisco #sutrotower #sunset

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Instagram: Serpent Mother

Serpent Mother by Flaming Lotus Girls at Burning Man 2014

Serpent Mother by @flaminglotusgirls returns to @burningman #burningman2015 #fire #beauty

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Women Getting Paid Less, or Not At All

Women Getting Paid Less, or Not At All I got a call today from a freelance web developer with a big challenge that I relate to — and one I can’t stop thinking about. My friend Jane (not her real Read More

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