Since Chicago is the birthplace of improv, I decided I might as well take a class while I’m back for my final apprenticeship. Improv consists of a lot of my major weaknesses—quick responses, speaking up, acting like other people, being intentionally witty on cue, no prep time—which is why I’m doing it. A lot of … Read More
A lot of learning happens through reflection on the things you’ve done. For me, this reflection starts with careful documentation, whether written, verbal, or visual.
Unlike a picture, which takes an instant and holds a ton of information, a sketch can take longer and only commit to the details you want.
Lately I’ve been on a diagramming kick for the last month after making quite a few presentation diagrams at NBBJ.
It’s not enough to just be making interesting or innovative things, but you also need to be able to get your ideas and content out there where others can appreciate it.
So not only was I was entering this new world of web design and development, but also this new role, going from “designer cat” to “cat herder.”
Even before we finished, we already knew we’d have a good story.
I’m a California native used to plenty of sunlight year-round. I’m still trying to adjust to the cold and dark Chicago weather here at my first apprenticeship. So when the sun started setting around 5pm, I asked if we could get some extra lights around the office. After a couple jokes (“Hey California girl, we … Read More
I’m only an occasional gamer, but I’ve realized most video games share a similar progression. Basically, you start out in a safer area where you learn how to move around the world—push boxes, unlock doors, or shoot that plasma cannon. As you gain more skills, each level then gets successively harder: the puzzles get trickier; … Read More
Some people figure things out by speaking aloud, others by writing. Me? I think with my hands.