Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Poor Man’s Marian Bantjes

I was really inspired by the new Marian Bantjes book when I set out to design the Top Dentists feature in the February issue of Seattle Met. We had no money left in the budget to commission an illustrator or … Continue reading

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Judging the Best Publication Design, Photography and Illustration in Print and Digital

I’ll be in New York City at the end of this week to help judge the 46th annual Society of Publication Designers awards. It’s a huge thrill for me — I was too intimidated to even join the SPD until … Continue reading

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Screen Shots

At the beginning of 2010 I introduced a new step to my work process, and I think it’s helped me grow a lot as a designer. It’s really simple — it’s basically a variation of hard copy proofing, only it’s … Continue reading

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Snow Day

We had some snow in Seattle on the Monday before Thanksgiving — a rare thing around here. That afternoon I was at Ryan McVay’s photo studio for January’s Quote Unquote portrait, and between setups I’d head to the window to … Continue reading

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