My Design Thanksgiving list

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My Design Thanksgiving list

In a couple months my design business will officially be 1 year old. Starting Orca was one of the best decisions I've made, and in the spirit of Thanksgiving month, I made a list of things of design-related ways I have been blessed within the last year. It was not hard to reach 15.

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Notes to the creative community from the Mayor

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Notes to the creative community from the Mayor

"We need to increase transparency at every level of government"

What fascinated me was how Mayor Bliss highlighted web design as a prime example; Grand Rapids' website has a severe lack of clarity and transparency, which can be completely turned around by good design. 

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5 ways to get better at design

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5 ways to get better at design

1. Collaborate with a fellow designer

Reach out to someone you know who has a different skill set or work focus and try to come up with a project you can work on together that will benefit both of you. If you are a motion designer, 

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5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD VOLUNTEER DESIGN WORK

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5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD VOLUNTEER DESIGN WORK

 I’m fortunate to be at a point where I have enough paying clients that I can afford to dedicate a good amount of time weekly, or sometimes monthly, to pro bono work.

This hasn't always been the case, and may not be for many people, but for those who are at all able to volunteer even just a couple hours a month, here are a few reasons why!

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