2 years ago
For the Office of Career Planning — in progress. 
Featuring the free font, Miso.

For the Office of Career Planning — in progress. 

Featuring the free font, Miso.

In progress shot of recent brochure.

In progress shot of recent brochure.

2 years ago
Financial aid brochure: breaking down the four easy steps into four panels.

Financial aid brochure: breaking down the four easy steps into four panels.

2 years ago
A pre-dinner tea. Smells like summer and tastes like licorice!

A pre-dinner tea. Smells like summer and tastes like licorice!

2 years ago
A slammingly affordable concept for self-promotion. Cranky Pressman (Ohio pride!) will produce whatever you can fit in a glorious 5/8” circular rubber stamp attached to a keychain for under $30. The stamp is self-inking, available in three colors (although you could use your own ink). The above example is by Mikey Burton.

A slammingly affordable concept for self-promotion. Cranky Pressman (Ohio pride!) will produce whatever you can fit in a glorious 5/8” circular rubber stamp attached to a keychain for under $30. The stamp is self-inking, available in three colors (although you could use your own ink). The above example is by Mikey Burton.

2 years ago
Sneak peek of a brochure for Adrian College. We interviewed Adrian College students, faculty and staff and immersed ourselves in the world of Adrian College. The spirit we discovered on-campus drove the direction of a series of promotional pieces for the College, speaking strongly to the limitless energy, enthusiasm and dedication possessed by each and every person at the College.

Sneak peek of a brochure for Adrian College. We interviewed Adrian College students, faculty and staff and immersed ourselves in the world of Adrian College. The spirit we discovered on-campus drove the direction of a series of promotional pieces for the College, speaking strongly to the limitless energy, enthusiasm and dedication possessed by each and every person at the College.

A new project for Adrian College. Their small but mighty Honors program needed a facelift. A comprehensive list of classes, an interview with an outstanding Honors student and icons illustrating the benefits of Honors Lyfe, sandwiched between semigloss white paper painted rich black and glazed with clear foil. Seriously BA. Show me one person who WON’T join the Honors Bulldogs.

A new project for Adrian College. Their small but mighty Honors program needed a facelift. A comprehensive list of classes, an interview with an outstanding Honors student and icons illustrating the benefits of Honors Lyfe, sandwiched between semigloss white paper painted rich black and glazed with clear foil. Seriously BA. Show me one person who WON’T join the Honors Bulldogs.

2 years ago
thedailyfeed:

Does this scare anyone else?

Serious food for serious thought.

thedailyfeed:

Does this scare anyone else?

Serious food for serious thought.

Cite Arrow via thedailyfeed
2 years ago
Important personal update: I’m getting married!! My boyfriend fiancé proposed in his home country (Jamaica) on November 20, 2011 on a terrace overlooking the Caribbean sea.
I have been incredibly happy over the past year, and look forward to many more to come. 
Our immediate future is a little uncertain, but most likely we’ll be living in Chicago. More updates to come (though of a more design-y nature — you’ll see!!) 

Important personal update: I’m getting married!! My boyfriend fiancé proposed in his home country (Jamaica) on November 20, 2011 on a terrace overlooking the Caribbean sea.

I have been incredibly happy over the past year, and look forward to many more to come. 

Our immediate future is a little uncertain, but most likely we’ll be living in Chicago. More updates to come (though of a more design-y nature — you’ll see!!) 

2 years ago
Biophiliacs & aesthetes both will appreciate this beautifully implemented living wall at NRDC’s Washington office, via a Living Principles article by Kaid Benfield. 
Plants in living spaces boast a healthy (no pun intended) list of health & wellness benefits. Indoor air pollution, for example: plants have been proven to reduce volatile organic compounds like benzene, toluene, and xylene. NASA even uses plants for this purpose.
A University of Agriculture in Norway study indicates that indoor plants “reduce fatigue, coughs, sore throats and other cold-related illnesses by more than 30 percent, partially by increasing humidity levels and decreasing dust.” (Sixwise) In a corporate setting, Rehabilitation Literature, reports “a manufacturing company integrated plants into its office so that no employee would be more than 45 feet from greenery. The result? Company administrators said they noticed enhanced creativity and increased productivity in employees.”
Pretty awesome. The best part is that companies (like the outstandingly curated A+R) offer accessible and affordable ways to construct a personal living wall. The best part is that these systems are modular and can conform to virtually any wall size, indoor and out. Beautiful & healthy — what more could you ask for? 

Shop here.

Biophiliacs & aesthetes both will appreciate this beautifully implemented living wall at NRDC’s Washington office, via a Living Principles article by Kaid Benfield

Plants in living spaces boast a healthy (no pun intended) list of health & wellness benefits. Indoor air pollution, for example: plants have been proven to reduce volatile organic compounds like benzene, toluene, and xylene. NASA even uses plants for this purpose.

A University of Agriculture in Norway study indicates that indoor plants “reduce fatigue, coughs, sore throats and other cold-related illnesses by more than 30 percent, partially by increasing humidity levels and decreasing dust.” (Sixwise) In a corporate setting, Rehabilitation Literature, reports “a manufacturing company integrated plants into its office so that no employee would be more than 45 feet from greenery. The result? Company administrators said they noticed enhanced creativity and increased productivity in employees.”

Pretty awesome. The best part is that companies (like the outstandingly curated A+R) offer accessible and affordable ways to construct a personal living wall. The best part is that these systems are modular and can conform to virtually any wall size, indoor and out. Beautiful & healthy — what more could you ask for? 

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Shop here.

2 years ago

Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they’ve had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people.

Unfortunately, that’s too rare a commodity. A lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences. So they don’t have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have.

Cite Arrow Steve Jobs, Wired, February 1996
3 years ago
Something I heard recently:

Surround yourself with talented, intelligent people who don’t agree with you.

I have a lot of thoughts brewing about this. Many have articulated themselves much better than I (uh, Frank Chimero?), but the idea is that through things like Svpply, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Facebook … we inundate ourselves with information we want to be inundated with. That is, people sharing similar tastes and outlooks.

While this is, obviously, an attractive situation, it can also be very destructive, that we silo the information we’re exposed to.

It’s so refreshing to discover dissenting opinions, to hear and accept criticism. These things aren’t negative, they’re rejuvenating, inspiring and necessary for personal and professional growth. 

3 years ago

Updating poorly, as I’ve been on the road quite a bit, working on freelance projects and gearing up for a new full-time job(!!!), wisdom teeth removal, and a trip to California … but more on all that later!! 

For the time being, follow me on Twitter (@hahaha_haley) and Pinterest (hahahahaley)

3 years ago
Strawberry, Basil and Lemon Soda
This is not a fancy recipe, but it is quick, refreshing, and makes good use of fresh, local strawberries. This is how I did it (via the June issue of Bon Appetit magazine).
Quarter 5 small strawberries, drop into a glass
Add 2 tablespoons lemon juice
Add 5 clean basil leaves
Add 1 tablespoon sugar (I use raw), or an equivalent quantity of agave nectar
Crush the above with the handle of a wooden spoon (or equivalent) until sugar dissolves and basil leaves begin to shred. 
Shake mixture in some sort of rudimentary bar shaker mechanism (I used a coffee thermos).
(If you’re fancy like me, you’ll dip a drinking glass in lemon juice and sugar) 
Add ice to drinking glass, and strain the mixture into the glass.
Add tonic or soda water (I just used Pellegrino.)
Enjoy the taste of summer!
You can add your favorite vodka to it for an extra kick, but the simply soda version is a more than satisfying and bright on its own!

Strawberry, Basil and Lemon Soda

This is not a fancy recipe, but it is quick, refreshing, and makes good use of fresh, local strawberries. This is how I did it (via the June issue of Bon Appetit magazine).

  1. Quarter 5 small strawberries, drop into a glass
  2. Add 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  3. Add 5 clean basil leaves
  4. Add 1 tablespoon sugar (I use raw), or an equivalent quantity of agave nectar
  5. Crush the above with the handle of a wooden spoon (or equivalent) until sugar dissolves and basil leaves begin to shred. 
  6. Shake mixture in some sort of rudimentary bar shaker mechanism (I used a coffee thermos).
  7. (If you’re fancy like me, you’ll dip a drinking glass in lemon juice and sugar) 
  8. Add ice to drinking glass, and strain the mixture into the glass.
  9. Add tonic or soda water (I just used Pellegrino.)

Enjoy the taste of summer!

You can add your favorite vodka to it for an extra kick, but the simply soda version is a more than satisfying and bright on its own!

3 years ago
I’m still thinking about female designers, so let’s talk about the RISD-educated Janine Rewell. Finnish (with stunning looks) and currently Helsinki-based, Janine is a talented designer and illustrator.
She’s won a pile of awards (though, Tan the Man, pictured above, is obviously the pinnacle of her career) and has a huge variety of projects and her belt. Despite her achievements, her work continues to be fresh, relevant, amusing and, above-all, confident. 

"Janine won a bronze Design Lion at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival 2009 and recently nominated by Print Magazine as one of the twenty best new visual artists of 2010. She is also awarded with the Junior Award 2010, the greatest national recognition for a young designer. In addition to taking part in many group exhibitions, she had her first solo exhibition in Barcelona in 2010. Inspired by surrealist painters, children’s books, art deco, bright colors and the geometry of nature, Janine’s designs are a enchanting mix of Scandinavian design and Slavic folk art.”

You’ll love it. 

I’m still thinking about female designers, so let’s talk about the RISD-educated Janine Rewell. Finnish (with stunning looks) and currently Helsinki-based, Janine is a talented designer and illustrator.

She’s won a pile of awards (though, Tan the Man, pictured above, is obviously the pinnacle of her career) and has a huge variety of projects and her belt. Despite her achievements, her work continues to be fresh, relevant, amusing and, above-all, confident. 

"Janine won a bronze Design Lion at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival 2009 and recently nominated by Print Magazine as one of the twenty best new visual artists of 2010. She is also awarded with the Junior Award 2010, the greatest national recognition for a young designer. In addition to taking part in many group exhibitions, she had her first solo exhibition in Barcelona in 2010.

Inspired by surrealist painters, children’s books, art deco, bright colors and the geometry of nature, Janine’s designs are a enchanting mix of Scandinavian design and Slavic folk art.”

You’ll love it.