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Purdue Bicycle Safety

Purdue Bicycle Safety

At the start of the fall semester it became evident that driving on campus and more importantly parking on campus can be a chore. With the goal of saving time and getting healthy, I began riding my bike to class a few days a week. Prior to this endeavor I spent a few days researching...
Summer reading must commence!

Summer reading must commence!

Social Design as a means of Design(ing) for Good My research concentration is in the culture of design and the ethical obligations of designers. Researching what motivates designers allows me to investigate what overall purposes drive designers to create. Questioning what initiates designers to work in the form of philanthropy, social design, or even design...
Wicked World of Ethics in Graphic Design

Wicked World of Ethics in Graphic Design

Ethos of graphic design has been misunderstood as a link between consumers and suppliers for too many years. Over the last century graphic designers have worked to promote products and services they didn’t believe in or use themselves. In some cases, designers have helped to contribute to excessive consumption and prodigious waste through their use...
Hamilton Wayzgoose

Hamilton Wayzgoose

After one of the most amazing weekends, I must share some stories from the 3rd Annual Wayzgoose! From November 4, 5 & 6 the 3rd annual Wayzgoose took place at the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum. On my second trip to the gorgeous and friendly Two Rivers, WI I was fortunate enough to rub...
Taking the show at the '11 ADDY's!

Taking the show at the ’11 ADDY’s!

Honoring print, broadcast, out-of-home and public service entries, the local North Central Indiana Chapter of the American Advertising Federation hosted the 2010-11 ADDY Awards Banquet at the Purdue Memorial Union on Friday, February 25. The theme this year was Moulin Rouge and the atmosphere was exhilarating! For my work at the Purdue Alumni Association, I...
Purdue Pete Makeover

Purdue Pete Makeover

After many weeks of research, comps, designs, and plans (drum-roll please….) the latest issue of the Purdue Alumnus Magazine is complete! The Jan/Feb ’11 issue highlights the upcoming changes to Purdue University’s unofficial mascot Purdue Pete. While working on this issue, I spent time working with the office of Special Archives to ensure that we...
Digital Magazine Solutions

Digital Magazine Solutions

On long flights passengers have no choice but to hunker down and watch a movie or make a workstation in their crunched seat. Traveling to a cutting edge conference, you start to get energized and enthusiastic to be creative. By the time you make it through baggage claim and get onto a shuttle you begin...
I'm going to MAX!!!

I’m going to MAX!!!

Next week this time I will be immersed in technical talk with people of “my kind”. Attending my first MAX conference has been on my to do list for some time. But…. getting to attend my first MAX and a trip to LA is even better! The excitement around LA Live and the Nokia Theater...