Category Archive for: Journal


Growing up, I doodled on anything I could get my hands on–phonebooks, cereal boxes, you name it. Compulsive perhaps, and it drove my family nuts, but I found drawing to be liberating. Drawing is, sometimes, not an easy thing to do. It requires patience, practice, and focus. But sketching, is a fundamental step within the…

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In a Digital World, Analog Remains King.

  I have a plethora of digital tools, but I still use a notebook for my day to day work.This is surprising because on the nerd scale, I rank pretty high, I’ll admit it. I tried to tango with an iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil for the day to day notebook, but constantly maintaining…

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Once Upon a Time

Great design, like all stories usually begin with a little hutzpah, a middle that requires a lot of creative heart and an ending that causes you to want to read the next in the series – here are three design stories worth telling and learning from. Rural Studio In 1993, the Auburn University program, co-founded…

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Intern Insights and Tips for Those Looking for Theirs

Thoughts from Mandy: Walking through the doors for my interview, I had no idea what to expect.  I knew very little about the firm however I knew I wanted to work for a creative studio where most days are not the same.  I know its sounds a bit odd but after being offered beer so…

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