The Search for Inspiration

Inspiration /InspIrei(ə)n/ the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative. As a designer, I have always felt that the thirst for inspiration is ubiquitous, but once I began thinking about writing this post, I realized it is actually inherent in all of us. To want to be inspired, the desire to believe that beauty is everywhere, that creativity fuels our passions, our dreams, our developing minds. But in our day-to-day lives, where does inspiration come from? Where do we find it? Does it find us? Where can we escape normality and find the unique? The remarkable? The awakening inspiration? From experience, I have been inspired by anything

Let's Build an Infographic!

Here’s the scenario. You're asked to hand in a 300 word blog on a topic of your liking for the company website. The only problem is, you’re a designer, not a writer. So what do you do? You build an infographic! Here’s the pitch. An infographic is an engaging and exciting way to display information and bring it to life. They are used for quick digestion and immediate absorption of facts. Researchers have found that colour visuals increase a users willingness to read by 80%, therefore making them extremely inviting and encourage users to share. Here’s why. We are built to process information visually. 70% of our sensory receptors are in our eyes, giving us the ability to process a visual scene

What We Learned At Our First Annual Company Retreat

At the end of last month, our entire team came together, via planes, trains and automobiles (okay, mostly just planes) for our first annual company retreat. This year we hosted it in Vancouver, BC, Canada and it proved to be a perfect backdrop to close our initial year of business. We collaborated, we learned a lot, we hiked, we ate, we drank and we sure got to know each other well (for some of us, it was our first face-to-face meeting). There were many amazing takeaways, and I know we all have a personal list of what was most memorable, but here are some of the major things we learned. What we’re here to do While we do have an overall strategy that I defined at the end of last year, we hadn

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