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Five Scenarios of Happiness According To A Girl Could-Get-Used-to-This

Dear friends, ostomates, and strangers of the internet, I realized my dreams came true when I no longer needed to build a log cabin, clear pipes, or pop a squat from my rear end. …
10/24/2022
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3 min read
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Failure to Express Impact

Over three years ago, I worked with a client that didn't understand design. I questioned what value I brought. The client increased development staffing year over year but kept design headcount at a constant, …
11/04/2019
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1 min read
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Reflection on Four

I've reached four years at Martiancraft today, which means it's almost five years as a full-time remote designer. Thinking back, I can't forget the moment when I left last job and stared into the …
02/26/2019
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3 min read
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How I planned my own wedding and survived

Wedding planning is the biggest project I’ve ever tackled. Assuming you only get married once, there isn’t anything you can do to be prepared for this. It’s a rollercoaster of emotions because this event …
11/15/2018
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7 min read
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Looking Back at Three

With a blink of an eye, it's been over three years with the people at MartianCraft. This is by far, the longest I've ever stayed with any group of people. In my twenties, I …
07/01/2018
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4 min read
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What is Good Work

Doing “valuable, and fulfilling work” is not something many would argue with. The issue isn’t the variety or the amount of work available, it’s the quality of work and the investment you put in …
04/13/2016
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2 min read
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Design Science or Opinion

In a previous article, I talked about ace-ing the process of design with feelings I described how clients should share their feedback by using feelings instead of dictating the visual implementation. Being emotional translates …
04/02/2016
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4 min read
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A mistake I’ve made in year one

Being too hard on myself. When I moved to New York City in the winter of 2006, I didn’t have a job lined up. It was the first time that I was responsible for …
03/21/2016
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3 min read
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What clients say vs. what they mean

Client: “Make it pop” AKA: “Something about this page does not feel exciting. How can we make this more dynamic?” What it means: It’s kinda boring. Are there other graphics we can explore or different design treatments …
03/14/2016
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Six Tips to Networking

Networking is an essential skill for building great relationships and takes effort and practice. Go to networking events alone. If you go with a friend or someone you know, you will end up talking …
03/12/2016
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1 min read

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