Julie Evans, one of my colleagues at Wake Tech, advises her students to know their value. “Don’t undersell yourself or your services,” she often says with conviction. This is sound advice, especially in the age of logo mills, and a world where Photoshop is a verb. This summer, as I embarked on a back-to-industry journey, … Continue reading Got a moose, got a moose, will you do the fandango?
Even after almost three decades, the memory is vivid. I ran into the art building to find Mr. Eubank, my sister in tow, my family waiting to make the long drive back home. After I spotted him, I burst out in tears. He was a massive man, with a wide girth and a handlebar mustache. … Continue reading And here’s to you, Mrs. Robinson …
The well-documented issues with our county’s public school transportation dictate numerous test runs of routes before the school year begins, but I was caught off-guard this week when the dry runs began. The unmistakable sound of the brakes almost made me call out to my daughter that she had better run out the door or … Continue reading The Orange of August
Characters make the neighborhood friendly and a place we like to call home.
A friend recently gave me a vintage poster from an old-time and bluegrass festival. She was doing some spring-cleaning when this relic of her 20s surfaced. “I knew that you would appreciate it,” she said. The poster features a pencil illustration of a banjo player and one of the headliners is none other than Janette … Continue reading 100 birthday candles and textured type
“Stay informed so you know how to insert yourself into the conversation.”
David Airey mentions seven standards in his book “Logo Design Love” for well-designed logos. One of those is to avoid trends, which make logos and graphics look dated in a relatively short time period. But that runs counter to the inclination of many web and graphic designers. Given the particular application of a design, and … Continue reading Typecasting the Web
Welcome to my blog! I’m Carla Osborne, a professional designer, with many interests that relate both directly and indirectly to design. I’m curious about how the world works and how design relates to everyday interactions; everyone has something important to add to the discussion. I am enthusiastic and approachable, and I find it easy to … Continue reading It’s a curious thing…