Take Control of SVG Icons SVG has a lot of potential for web design, but most icons are simply uploaded as SVG images because of their vector properties. That’s a waste, because there’s so much more that can be done with an HTML embed! Manipulating SVGs with HTML and...read more
Illustrator Shortcuts Every Icon Designer Needs to Know A few years ago I was using the tool palette for everything in Illustrator, and work was slow. I found myself constantly searching, clicking, opening menus, forgetting which menu to open, etc. Then I finally made...read more
Icons: Design or Illustration? UI and UX designers are no stranger to complicated projects, but somehow icons seem to be… unique. Why do they seem so much harder than wireframing or jumping between multiple page layouts? If you’ve ever taken on the task of designing a...read more
Why I Care About Icons Lately I’ve been reading a great book called “Find Your Why” by Simon Sinek. The book is fantastic and since starting it I realized there are more than 100 blog posts on this site, but I’ve never really shared why I’m so focused on icons. I hope...read more
An Idea That Never Was – The Radio Newspaper Have you ever thought about ideas that could have been great but never were? We’ve missed out on a lot of great things. One example being the radio newspaper. Back in 1934, radio was the high demand technology of the...read more
How to Actually Get Big Projects Done When new projects comes along – especially those you’ve started yourself – it’s hard to accept anything less than perfect. It feels like every detail will be judged and inspected by everyone you know (and some you...read more
We all lose motivation at some point. This is often called burnout and it can leave you overwhelmed and under-motivated, completely crushing your ability to think creatively. If you’ve ever experienced this, you know exactly what I’m talking about, but how do you move past it?read more
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