The August Sketchbook: A love letter to design, learn how to use yellow in UI design, and more
Starting in August, I'm going to try my version of a newsletter for my Sketchbook blog. Once a month on the first Wednesday, I'll post up to four of the following content:
Design article(s) I found interesting
Articles I wrote
A product I'm selling
A personal project
A client project, if I can share it
A book I'm reading
Inspiring quote or verse
Cool work by other designers
Other things that I just want to share
I'll still post process posts about what I'm doing, but I figured this could be a neat, regular way to share things that I'm doing and learning. And support some other designers too.
Hope you enjoy!
I've started a book called Beginners: The Joy and Transformative Power of Lifelong Learning, and it's inspired me to try something new. So I signed up for a floral arrangement class this month. Keep a look out on my Instagram to see how it goes.
Yellow is SUCH a difficult color to work with. You want to use it's sunny joyfulness but it's not accessible. Or you want it to clearly be a warning but it's not working for you. I know in my work in some admin tools, it's difficult to make a consistent traffic light color scheme that's accessible and well-designed. Read this article by Lodestar Design to see how to better use yellow in UI design.
Ever designing my website (you're already here!)
As a designer, my website always seems to be in a beta phase. I thought I'd give it a little refresh. I added a home page that tells people more about what I do and added some more work to give you a better idea of what I've done. Send me a note to let me know what you think!
Love letters to invisible design
I like to write, so I thought to reflect a bit on the invisible designs in my life. Starting with a short love letter to tea kettles.