Finally!

Finally!  More design work at my day job.  This one went over very well, so I’m crossing my fingers for more work like this in the future.

The project was to create a brochure for the different tours and excursions that we are offering for our Dealer Trip this year.  I’m pretty proud of how it turned out.

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Latest Work

Here is one of the latest projects I worked on: logo, business cards and flier/brochure for KKS Professional Services.

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Typekit

I am pretty excited about Typekit.  It is going to pretty dramatically change the way we use fonts in web design.

Via Kottke:

Typekit is an upcoming typeface hosting service which will provide vetted fonts that you can include in your site’s stylesheet using the @font-face mechanism.

That’s where Typekit comes in. We’ve been working with foundries to develop a consistent web-only font linking license. We’ve built a technology platform that lets us to host both free and commercial fonts in a way that is incredibly fast, smoothes out differences in how browsers handle type, and offers the level of protection that type designers need without resorting to annoying and ineffective DRM.

What a great idea. And web entrepreneurs pay attention, this is how to make a compelling online property: take an idea that everyone loves in theory but doesn’t use in practice because it’s a pain in the ass (in this case, embedding type on the web) and offer a hosting service to solve that problem. YouTube did this with videos, Blogger/Blogspot, TypePad, & WordPress did this with blogs, Flickr did it with photos, etc. etc.

Being the typography nerd that I am, I am pretty stoked about the options this will bring to the web.   Yay for smart people that make our life easier and our internets more prettified… 🙂

yes yes yes

I said that, and he put a beautiful ring on my finger, and now we’re getting married!

What?  That’s not a good enough update?  I’m afraid that’s all you are going to get here for now.  I was hesitating doing an official announcement, and I think its funny that the only person that seemed to mind was my own Mom, who heard the whole story, first hand, the night it happened.  🙂

I have been feeling wary about how much of my life (our lives) I want to post on the internet for all to see.  I’m feeling such a disconnect from the people I love that live far away, and I think it is because I know all about their lives before they can even tell me.  I love the internet, modern technology is such a blessing in our lives, but for now the personal stories of my life are going to be saved for my moleskine journal with my very own handwriting.  I’m bringing it back to basics.

And although I want my friends near and far to know when important milestones in our lives occur, they are going to find out via email, phone or facebook where I have more say in who see’s what information.  Life has become very real lately, in a very exciting and awesome way, and all the sudden my future is knocking at my door.   It is overwhelming.

So, email me! Add me on Facebook!  Let me know that you want to know more, and I will make sure you are kept in the loop.  This blog will remain, but will be more of a forum for my graphic arts and less about my personal life.

Also, I will still be updating frequently at Things We Almost Bought and especially if you want to find out how I plan to have an amazing wedding at a portion of the cost, you’ll want to tune in there.