January 20, 2019 — As creatives, we have a lot on our plates. Keeping it all straight can be a real challenge, particularly for those of us to whom it does not come naturally.
July 24, 2018 — As creatives, we have a lot on our plates. Keeping it all straight can be a real challenge, particularly for those of us to whom it does not come naturally. Over the past few years as a professional creative, I have found that having systems and processes in place can make a huge difference. The trick? Don’t over-complicate it. In this talk I share how to get started creating and using simple systems and processes to help us do our best work while keeping our sanity intact.
December 17, 2015 — Do you walk the line between designer and developer? Are you more comfortable using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) and find the black screen that is the command line a bit intimidating? This session will look at some of the basic commands needed to get comfortable using the command line. Though designers may need the command line for little more than version control or compiling SASS, having a basic understanding of the command line can help speed up your workflow.
December 11, 2015 — Minimalist web design requires a deep understanding of the needs of the people using your website. Clearing away design clutter and nonessential functionality leaves only the most important elements, creating a peaceful and focused environment for both the end user and the designer. This talk will cover visual design principles for creating a more peaceful user experience.
November 17, 2015 — The command line can be an intimidating thing. We will walk through setting up a local WordPress install via the command line. We’ll look at how to download the software and create and edit files using the command line.
August 5, 2015 — Are you using a theme on your blog or website that is almost what you’re looking for but that could use a bit of customization? Don’t want to look like everyone else using the twenty fifteen theme? Child themes let us inherit the functionality of an existing theme, while adding our own custom functionality and style to suit our tastes and needs. In this session we look at how to create a child theme and some ways which we can make that baby our own.