WordPress Children

WordPress sites are icebergs in a sea of websites. They glide seamlessly along, functioning smoothly for their clients. To achieve this WordPress sites tend to have a dramatic underside composed of plugins and wacky code. One simple way to clean up a WordPress site’s underbelly is by implementing a child theme. While it is arguably […]

Yoyo CRM: Case Study

Introduction My first introduction to the startup world was through a 30 second pitch at Creative Mornings Minneapolis. One of the Yoyo CRM co-founders talked about an app he was working on and how they were looking for an icon designer to join their team. We chatted briefly afterwards and planned a meeting to discuss […]

The Art and Science of Color

An essential element of any design is color. Color is a science, yet it’s also taught as a theory. Every color carries meaning and deep associations. It’s true for brands and their designs too. Doritos and Coca-Cola have both experimented with changing the colors of their packaging and received negative results. Consumers said the chips […]

Sundog Diaries: Part 3, Friday Farewell

I had a great summer in Fargo, ND of all places. I had initially came to Fargo for the sole purpose of being a design intern at Sundog Interactive. Little did I know I would be doing way more than just design. I found friends, fun, and great coffee! While I was a design intern […]

Sundog Diaries: Part 2, Moody Music

Emotional. Intriguing. Relaxing. These are a few words that came to mind as I was listening to violinist, Leoncarlo. The interns had the pleasure of hearing him perform at last week’s 1 Million Cups Fargo’s Random Acts of Art. As a musician myself, it is easy to see how he influences his audience with sound. […]

Sundog Diaries: Part 1, Meditation with Balloons!

Back on our second day at Sundog, Emily and I went to Sundog’s Be + present morning session, where we learned about mindful meditation. Being completely new to meditation, I was unsure of what to expect. It was interesting in the most non-Minnesotan way possible. The session was relaxing and refreshing, and I came away […]

Angel Bomb Letterpress

Tonight I got the chance to tour Angel Bomb with the seniors design students at UNWSP. Angel Bomb is a letterpress and design studio in Northeast Minneapolis. The studio is owned Todd Thyberg. He was kind enough to answer our questions about letterpress, working with clients, and running a studio. Todd started by giving us a brief […]