• The Door Opens

    There comes a time in everyone's career where you face feelings of inadequacy. It happens to the best of us. You may say "I wish I knew how to do this better" or "I could get that job if I had that degree." I am a queen of self deprecation when it comes to skills. [...] Continue Reading
  • The Precipice

    For the past year or so I have been on a mission to open my eyes further to the world around me, ask myself deep questions regarding key features of my eclectic life, and force my stubborn psyche to break through faux walls put in place at one time for protection. It's as if I'm [...] Continue Reading
  • AIGA Y17 Conference

    I can't remember who or when she said it, but years ago at one of my first Y-Conferences, a speaker came right out and said "You can't be professional without embracing your professional association"...or something along those lines. Along the same route, Seinfeld quipped "If you're dumb, surround yourself with smart people; and if you're [...] Continue Reading
  • Sustainable Re-Defined

    For the past 7 years I have attended the AIGA Y-Conference hosted by the San Diego chapter, a two-day gathering of creative rock stars mixed with a relaxed So-Cal atmosphere. It is one of my favorite times of the year, for more reasons than just getting to geek out on paper samples and fonts. In […]

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  • Gluten Free Dairy Free Carrot Cake Recipe

    Ever since going Gluten Free in the summer of 2011, I have become a much more adventurous chef and nutritional savant...testing and learning the limits of my body and what improves/makes me crap out. In that time I've learned a lot, and crafted a dietary regime that would make 98% of people cringe. One of [...] Continue Reading