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Project Spotlight // OTR Chamber of Commerce

Project Management // Brand Development // Graphic & Web Design // Campaign Development The Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce wanted to shake up its decade-old brand and message. They'd started working with an agency at the end of 2017, but with just one full-time employee, hadn't had time to complete the full rebrand. They brought me on to manage several projects and provide creative direction for a cohesive new brand. I worked with design studio Jabeen Patrick to put the finishing...

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How To: Create Image Maps for Your Blog

You know those online collages that let you click on different pictures to go to different sites, like in a blog post, email newsletter, or on a Facebook landing page? There's a good chance it was an image map. Image maps allow you to hyperlink areas of a single image to various URLs (websites) without "slicing" the image into separate files. They come in handy when you want...

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On my radar

Click to enlarge full-size1. Gold leaf (get it?) heels from Sarah Burton's first full collection for Alexander McQueen. Methinks she done good. Style.com2. This Dries van Noten shirt dress looks like something Shelley Long would've worn as the prissy scout leader in Troop Beverly Hills. Right up my alley. Farfetch.com3. With the holidays right around the corner, it is once again time for cherpumple: a cherry pie inside a white cake, on top of an...

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Captain’s Log: The future of design

Last week, I headed over to LPK (which is housed in a gorgeous historical building, by the way) for a talk called Memo from 2015: What the Future Wants from Designers. The event was sponsored by the Cincinnati AIGA and led by adorably baby-faced-but-apparently-brilliant LPK trend analyst Brian Meyers. Call me shallow (you'd be right), but I'm much more likely to listen to an analysis of future trends from someone who looks straight out of a...

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Reading Roundup: From Internet addiction to blogger stereotypes

There was an interesting discussion on Yuli Ziv's post about Fashion Blogger Stereotypes. Did you know that believing you can be smarter can actually make you smarter? The next time you run into a stumbling block in your work, studies, or hobbies, remember your smarts aren't set in stone. This photo of Chris Brown and Jean Paul Gaultier is really, um...

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