Design

Designing for Accessibility

Designing for Accessibility

by Rebecca McTear • September 14, 2018

Summer 2018 might as well be known as summer of the straw ban. Major U.S. cities and large corporations like Starbucks and American Airlines have vowed to ban or stop providing single-use plastic straws. Environmentalists see plastic straws as a “gateway plastic” that will diminish the public’s dependence on single-use plastic objects. While the environmental […]


We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Folder: Tips for being Design Ready for Any Occasion.

by Rebecca McTear • July 24, 2018

Right before the final showdown in the movie Jaws, the heroes finally run into the shark that has been terrorizing their small beach community. With one glance at the beast, Chief Martin Brody exclaims, “You’re going to need a bigger boat.” The protagonists’ last encounter with Jaws results in one destroyed boat, one death, and […]


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The Do’s and Don’ts of the Design Process

by Rebecca McTear • June 13, 2018

At some point in your life, you’ve probably sat in front of your computer staring blankly at the screen hoping against hope to find inspiration. Instead of putting your fate in the idea that inspiration will find you, we’ve put together a list of dos and don’ts to help guide you through the design process; […]


Design with Typography on Your Mind: Step 1, NEVER Use Comic Sans

by Rebecca McTear • April 26, 2018

Is it ever appropriate to use Comic Sans? Let’s start with a little backstory on how this atrocity was created. Over 20 years ago Vincent Connare, a typographic engineer for Microsoft, was working on a new program featuring a cartoon dog speaking through a Times new Roman speech bubble. After completing the design, he realized […]