Why does it seem as though everyone who is anyone loves the Trajan Pro font? I happen to dislike it intensely. It’s unreadable at small sizes. It has a bizarre small caps system. It’s overused by the movie industry. It’s the Helvetica of the non-designer world – people assume it’s a classic and can be used anytime, for any reason. But (unlike Comic Sans) I have no choice but to take a moment to study this font because it seems to be a favorite among some people whose business savvy I admire. What do they see?
- Templates & Teamwork.
- 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 […] Read more – ‘Templates & Teamwork.’.
- 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.’.