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Month: July 2018

Pantone’s Color of the Year

Pantone’s Color of the Year

Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2018 is Ultra Violet. “The Pantone Color of the Year has come to mean so much more than ‘what’s trending’ in the world of design; it’s truly a reflection of what’s needed in our world today.” – Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute. As a child, I loved violet, and all types of purple for that matter. As an adult, however, it wasn’t the first color on my list. It felt…

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Conquering My Fear of Flying

Conquering My Fear of Flying

Contrary to popular belief, I am afraid of flying in airplanes. Despite this, I love to travel. How am I able to do it? I am going to share what has helped me immensely. It all started one day at work two years ago. It was about to travel to South Korea for the second time. This time however, I was going to do a layover in Hong Kong. I just wanted to step foot in China, even if it…

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Process Color vs. Spot Color

Process Color vs. Spot Color

You’ve heard so much about Pantone spot colors vs process colors, but what does it all mean? Everything design-related has to do with color. Be it Graphic Design or Fashion Design, color is so important. In simple terms, colors can be separated between spot colors and process colors. Pantone is the global standard for spot color.  They have created a color matching system in which colors are specially mixed for accuracy across all types of media. Colors are numbered and put…

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International Travel Checklist

International Travel Checklist

Any kind of travel requires preparation. This is especially true with international travel. Use my checklist below to help make things a little easier. Check the country’s visa policy. There are some countries where you will need to purchase a visa to enter. This process can take some time.   Purchase your plane ticket. I love using Google Flights because it emails me when a particular flight is going up or down in price. You can also see how the…

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Travel Quotes I Live By

Travel Quotes I Live By

These are the quotes that keep me wanderlusting. Some are just for travel and others can be used in a number of situations. “Memories don’t collect dust.” -unknown. I think I might have made this one up myself. You can buy all the things in the world. Eventually though, they aren’t so new anymore and you want to buy new things. Those old things begin to collect dust. This can never happen to a good memory. “One’s destination is never…

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Rookie Design Mistakes I’ve Made

Rookie Design Mistakes I’ve Made

Everyone is a rookie at some point. And there will always be someone who has more experience than you. There are some design mistakes we can make, though, that automatically make us look like a rookie. I’ve made all of the following. Don’t be like me. Avoid making these five rookie mistakes. One: Forgetting to proofread your project before production. We get so excited to be ending a project and we just want to see the finished result. We rush…

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