Yesterday during my Monotype webinar on colour accessibility, a few questions came up that I didn't get time to answer in the Q&A.
One of them was from Kirsty: “As designers, should we think in grayscale first when designing? And color second? ... as a sort of flavoring to ice cream?” Kirsty, if you're out there—apologies if I wasn't clear in my talk—I definitely don't think this way!
Some of you might have picked up a digital copy of my book, Pocket Guide to Colour Accessibility, when it was published in 2013, but I'm excited to announce that you can now purchase a paperback copy!
The book is available in the Pocket Guide Series: Collection Three by Five Simple Steps, meaning you'll also receive copies of CSS Animations by Val Head, The Craft of Words: Microcopy by the Standardistas, and the previously unreleased Version Control with Git by Ryan Taylor.
Many of you have probably heard the good news about my visa—my initial application was approved last week, meaning I'm allowed to live there for two and a half years before I need to apply for an extension (and eventual citizenship). It's a really exciting time, but that means I need to sell a lot of my belongings, and fast—I'm moving over on February 19th.
In particular, I want to try to offload many of my books. Moving in with Simon means we'll have a lot of unnecessary duplicates. Some of these are quite old, but it's only fair to give my friends and followers the chance to pick up some if they really want them.
It's rare that I can pinpoint the exact moment, location, and circumstances of the first time that I met a particular person, especially when I'm fortunate to meet so many at hectic conferences and events. But Chloe Weil stood out.
I met Chloe for the first time on May 1 2011, outside Walgreens on Boylston Street in Boston. It was a beautiful, warm spring day, and I'd just photographed my favourite cherry blossoms in bloom further down on Newbury Street. I bumped into my friend Petra and she introduced me; Chloe was her co-worker at iSite Design in Portland, Oregon. Petra had convinced Chloe to attend the An Event Apart conference with her and was showing her around. Like most people, the first thing I noticed about Chloe was her unforgettable smile.
A couple of weeks ago, I had the honor of winning Net Magazine's Designer of the Year award for at the 2014 Net Awards!
It was a complete and total surprise, especially given the talent of the other nominees. A massive thanks to whoever nominated and voted for me. It put the biggest smile on my face, and what a perfect way to end another trip to the UK!