Design, Updates

Talk: Does Business Need Design?

I recently gave a talk on the topic of measuring the ROI and impact of design practices in business for Scout Studio at Northeastern University. Here are some post-talk thoughts.

Design, Tech & Business

Cold calls and outsourced web design

I hate spam. I hate spammers. I hate getting emails for viagra, canadian meds, and opportunities to embezzle millions in foreign currency. I hate these things almost as much as my dad hated getting telemarketing calls when he “just sat down” at the pre-cellphone era dinner table. You know what’s worse? People cold calling specifically […]

Design, Updates

Byways site awarded ‘Web Pick of the Week’ by Communication Arts

I got a nice surprise in my inbox a few weeks back—an email from Communication Arts letting me know that they had chosen the Western Massachusetts Scenic Byways site as their “Web pick of the week”. Their interview captured some of my design intent nicely: “I hope visitors almost lose track of time as they […]

Design

Boston’s Colonial Era Printer

While touring the Freedom Trail with some friends visiting Boston, I happened across the Printing Office of Edes & Gill, kitty-corner to the Old North Church. If you’re a typophile like myself, you should really check this out. Gary Gregory, the Master Printer that runs the shop, is bursting with excitement for type. After he let […]