b. Springfield, Mass., grew up in Monson, Mass. noted for having more cows than people and exactly zero stoplights. Received Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from Endicott College, also in Mass., but with fewer cows and more stoplights. Fearing stimulation overload, left Mass. for Raleigh and joined the working world as a web designer. Resident WordPress whiz.
Fondly recalls Oscar Mayer Wiener spots from youth, mainly for daring to use the word “wiener” on television. These days, you may find her “humming” along to the Prius advertisements, which immediately put her in a good mood with their easy-going soundtrack and cheerful imagery. Believes rampant pharma advertising has turned medicine into a commodity and undermines doctors’ credibility. Although…there may be a pill for that.
An avid Tweeter, you might find Jenn having her 140-character say on such subjects as:
- The Beatles: There is some dispute as to who the true office expert is.
- Friends: “The One That Jenn Quotes All the Time.”
- Wine Tasting: Her degree included a class in it, after all.
- Muscle Stretching: Go ahead–give her a muscle, she’ll give you a stretch for it.
- Six Degrees of The Pizza Delivery Guy: This arcane talent involves watching a movie and listing off other movies a nameless/background character has been in.
Once again, the blog over at Boagworld.com has posted an excellent article that has me thinking. I highly recommend reading the entire piece, particularly since it deals in great detail over the importance of the designer’s roll of proper communication through the phases of a project. While it may slow down the process at the start…Keep Reading »
With everyone from your mother to your boss to your middle school BFF being available on social media these days, it’s getting harder to keep your separate lives, well, separate. Not only is nearly everyone you know IRL (in real life) logging on to connect online as well, but there are several networks you –…Keep Reading »
I read a fantastically well-detailed post this afternoon over at Smashing Magazine’s blog. The article discussed the author’s online experience in shopping for sheets by comparing the buying process of three major retailers – Macys.com, Target.com, and Overstock.com. What the article truly is is a reminder of the importance of usability testing. Usability testing, not…Keep Reading »
There is one trait that all good web designers possess, and all would-be good web designers lack. This trait is “Jack-of-all-tradesness.” To put it in better terms, it is knowing and understanding the development process that comes after the design stage of a project. Good designers know in advance what it will take to make…Keep Reading »
This morning I read a fascinating article on the shrinking color palette available to us designers. The short version is that it is virtually impossible to separate a brand from its color. This means designers must be mindful of color choices not only in terms of what works best for a brand’s message and industry,…Keep Reading »
While we honestly love what we do (hey, we wouldn’t do it if we didn’t), it’s still safe to say that some projects have a bit more fun sprinkled in them than others. The recent posters, landing page, and YouTube channel update we did for the Buffalo Film Festival was exactly one of those projects….Keep Reading »