I've always been a bit of a sucker for lofty projects and ambitious long-term goals. Give me a new cause to (attempt) to commit to and I'll throw myself headlong into it. That is, until I'm suddenly paralyzed with the overwhelming possibilities of starting something new and give up. Usually about a week or two in…Read More
While I wear a number of different hats when it comes to my freelance life, my 9-to-5 job is as the Social Media Manager of the Des Moines Art Center. It's a fantastic place to work both because of the amazing, creative people I'm lucky to call my coworkers, and because I'm able to step away from my desk to wander incredible works of art if I'm ever feeling a little uninspired.Read More
My family was never big on road trips...
On the two hour drive between our home in suburban Chicago and the cabin on Lake Michigan we frequented growing up, my younger brother and I bickered so incessantly and whined so much that, eventually, my parents purchased a portable TV / VCR combo (talk about life pre-iPad). Needless to say, I didn't grow up in a household where spontaneous car trips or well-worn maps, creased with age, were the norm.Read More
When I first stumbled upon #The100DayProject a few weeks ago, I immediately knew I wanted to participate, even if it was only in some small way. I've been in a little bit of a rut lately—with my blog, my writing, kind of with life in general—so this seemed like the perfect time to commit to 100 days of creatingRead More
After a long day at work (staring at the glowing screen of my computer for the past nine hours), chances are I'll come home to—you guessed it—spend more time staring mindlessly at a different, albeit similar glowing screen.
And somehow that's become alright in my mind, a typical evening even. The more I thought about it, the more I came to realize that all the time I lamented not spending with a book, I was instead spending half-watching some TV show or movie I'd already seen on Netflix.Read More
While I don't technically have a design background, I recently wrote up a little something for the folks at The Layout about what to do when a client says they don't like your work.Read More