Posts tagged Design


I just posted a couple of new posts and realized that it has been over 18 months since I last posted to this blog! Since then a lot has happened.

The recruiting system needs a redesign

For the last 18 months the shoe as been on the other foot as I have found myself looking for a new job. The main thing that I have learned during this time is that the modern day recruiting system is in need of a serious overhaul.

Asian design has the right IDEA

At least two-thirds of this year’s IDSA student IDEA awards went to Asian designers. This might have something to do with the ethnic mix of submissions to the IDEA student competition but I think it is also emblematic of an overall shift that is happening in the design industry today.

Paul Specht presentation

“This is serious stuff!”
84 year old iconic industrial designer Paul Specht, FIDSA, spoke today about his life, the power of design and his views of the future. Here is a brief bio as written by AU INDD professor Bret Smith:
Paul Specht has practiced design for more than 60 years and holds more than 50 utility [...]

Chartpak Ad markers

Following my earlier rant about Prismacolor markers the Marker Fairy delivered a brand new set of 100 Chartpak Ad markers last night for my birthday. They are a veritable bargain when ordered from Dick Blick at less than $2 a stick (the Prismacolors set me back $4 each at Hobby Lobby). I haven’t had much [...]