In Art & Design…
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!
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.
Need a weekend project? Looking for a better way to add color theory into your workflow?
I'm excited to announce that I'm teaching Color on the Web I: Design Cohesive Palettes, and Color on the Web II: Design for Clarity and Compliance over at Skillshare!
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!
In October 2013 I spoke at the Future of Web Design conference in New York City.
My talk, Don't Believe Your Eyes! How to Design for Colour Blindness, was recorded and it's been uploaded to YouTube.
In June 2013 I spoke at the wonderful Interlink Conference in Vancouver, Canada.
My talk, Colouring the Web, was recorded and it's finally been uploaded on Vimeo if you'd like to watch!
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