I worked with the ACLU of Washington as their go-to designer before they had in-house resources. It was a long and fruitful collaboration. One of my favorite print projects was the 2004–05 annual report that featured the work (in beautiful photographs) of a local ceramic artist, Randolph Silver, who found the Patriot Act particularly motivational. […]
This is my favorite of the two ballet school brochures I designed (way back when) and produced for the Pacific Northwest Ballet School. I worked with the PNB in-house marketing staff. Francia Russell was the director. Photos by John Holmberg, Terri Port and David Cooper.
I was fortunate to work with the PNB in-house marketing staff from 1983–85. This souvenir booklet has an embossed cover with pearl spot varnish throughout and sepia photos. PNB called the Good Shepherd Center their home at the time—both the Ballet and the Ballet School. This was during the first decade of the Francia Russell […]
I recently joined a Meetup called Seattle Indie Women in Design. I’ve been impressed with the collective knowledge and sincerity of the women who show up. Update: It is used to be organized by Erin Anacker of WholeStory. She states very clearly, “We help women in design connect with their people. You are not alone in the […]
A big part of the design process is to consider options. If you work regularly with designers and writers, maybe you already give actionable feedback that’s productive to the process. We very much appreciate it. I hope these examples help you understand how important it is to our collaboration.
First things first: Define the team, roles and responsibilities. Second: Good teamwork comes from respecting each member and building trust. When all members are accountable for their tasks, the work shines and the team thrives. It’s a joint effort—a chain reaction—of care about the project, its quality, timeliness and meeting shared goals. Clients, as well […]
Edward de Bono is one of my heroes. I groan when the loudest people take over a brainstorming session. People who jump in first are rewarded more than reticent people in our society “even though there’s zero correlation between the gift of gab and good ideas,” according to Susan Cain, in her book Quiet: The Power […]