Ah the first post of a new blog.
I should be honest, this isn’t technically my first post. Many years ago I had a blog on this site when I was just starting out. I think it reached three or four posts between finishing university and being hired for my first job – where seven years later I still work. I just became too busy to continue on. The reality was that this wasn’t a priority for me. The job seemed overwhelming at the time, the commute was a nightmare, and the last thing I wanted to do when I finally got home was to write about the profession.
So what’s changed? Well, I suddenly do not have more time. I’m still working at the same agency, and I will always have my side projects on the go. I was recently awarded a scholarship to attend RED Academy and I’m attempting to be more involved in the professional organizations within my community. Perhaps I finally feel like I have something to say about the community I have been a part of for so long.
I’ve been inspired by many blogs written by designers far more talented than myself. This is my attempt to track personal progress while bettering myself. I want to break free from my previous limitations, expand my portfolio beyond mostly print design, all the while holding some accountability to a fictional audience. If anyone is reading this, I appreciate you taking this journey with me. I promise it won’t be solely late night rants about missing semi-colons.
And now, for your viewing pleasure – websites that have captured my attention:
The seamless journey the web pages takes you on is an informative exploration of the product and its use. Clean and crisp, its easy to navigate without superfluous copy clouding up the user experience.
The Huffington Post presents a vibrant and engaging tale of the refugee crisis in the 21st century.