For the last few months I worked onsite in NYC as part of a team at a large financial firm that was in its final stages of rebranding. (If you ever needed evidence that re-branding/branding is much more than a logo, this would be the place for you.) While logos and marketing materials are obviously still associated with a company’s brand, branding encompasses so much more…and then it circles back around and the business needs templates. This is a short writeup about what I got out of the experience in one of those skyscrapers in the City.
- Work in 2013: My End of Year Report.
- This year went by so quickly. Wow. It feels like I wrote last year’s report only….12 months ago. Haha. Anyway, it’s time to have a look at what went right, what went wrong, and what’s going on in 2014. Read more – ‘Work in 2013: My End of Year Report.’.
- Process and Evolution.
- When I saw how long it had been since my last post, I knew I had to say something – after all, the site gets viewed by quite a few people each month! So happy that at least a few of my thoughts, tutorials, and downloads are well received. So what’s the latest? I’ve been […] Read more – ‘Process and Evolution.’.
- How to Make a Donut Chart.
- The question came up via Quora: “I’ve read that using a donut chart throws off the proportion of a pie chart, but also that they can be an acceptable way of showing information. If it’s acceptable, when would it be and how would you properly construct one?” So I posted this answer: I’m not sure why […] Read more – ‘How to Make a Donut Chart.’.
- Go Track Yourself.
- In 2012, Twitter made good on its promise to start letting its users download all of their tweets from the beginning of their history with the service: falling in line with companies like Facebook and Google, which both allow you to grab all of your information at any time. A year or so later (as in, just now), I decided to download my […] Read more – ‘Go Track Yourself.’.
- A Minimalist’s Take on a 3D Infographic.
- I love to take away noise and clutter from presentations; I like to make visuals that are bold and gorgeous – out of only what is necessary in terms of content. With the rise of 3D infographics, I initially asked myself, “Is this style necessary?” It doesn’t generally fit within my aesthetic…which is what ended […] Read more – ‘A Minimalist’s Take on a 3D Infographic.’.
- 2 Fonts for Dyslexia.
- By some estimates, about 10 percent of the world’s population has some form of dyslexia: a language-based learning disability characterized by a difficulty in reading in people who otherwise possess the intelligence and motivation considered necessary for accurate and fluent reading. The social impacts of dyslexia and other specific learning disabilities are huge. The dropout rate […] Read more – ‘2 Fonts for Dyslexia.’.