Finishing up the summer issue of Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine. Have I told you lately how much I love doing magazine layout and design? No. Well let me tell you now: I do. You can see the issue online on June 19.
Loving that I found this new fitness apparel company, Thick to Thin (thanks, Kelsey!) and looking forward to ordering my first tank. Learn more about their body-positive message and goals here. I’m inspired to embrace getting fit, regardless of what size I am. Plus, their stuff is hella fun!
Looking forward to using my Get To Work Book, created by the amazing Elise Blaha Cripe. I ordered one for me and one for Aidan. I’ve been asked why did I pick this planner over all the others out there and it comes down to one thing: the design and concept speaks to me. I love the minimal design of this book. I love the graphics Elise had created for it. And I like the overall feel of it. I need to be more tactile in my work planning. I keep appointments on my computer, but I really like the idea of having a physical book that I will use for work.
Sorting through the 1,500+ photos we shot last weekend at the Minnesota State High School Ultimate Championships. I wrote about my lenvy earlier in the week.
Helping to plan a year-end picnic for all of our ultimate teams (there are two varsity and two JV because our school is just that cool), and the way I best contribute? Graphic design. I found some clip art and tweaked it to create this event logo. I love doing shit like this.
Using Adobe Illustrator, I swapped out the BBQ text for my own version; and dropped in a disc image I designed over the grill grates. Then created a hipster-esque gathering with the utensils, some stars and their logo. What can I say? I can work clip art like a boss.
Taking to heart this article about technique versus emotion in photography. While it is geared towards pro photographers, I feel like it reminds all of us that a great photo isn’t always about the best camera and the sharpest image.
Brainstorming more blog post ideas. Sometimes a list is a good thing to have. God knows ideas for content do not always flow from my fingertips with the ease I would wish for. That said, if you have ANY topics that would be of great interest to you, by all means, comment away.
Wrapping up work on my next class, Ten Tips for Better Type. It’s a rework of an old class with all new projects and a new structure. I just need about four more hours of quiet recording time. Wish me luck.
That’s my current list. What are you doing?