Take a picture of these,” said a fellow crew member after I put up my first two-sided chalkboard sign I drew for a banana tree at Trader Joe’s Oklahoma City.
Looking back, I do appreciate the advice as the side that says “
We’re a Happy Bunch” pretty much summarizes my sentiment having been part of this grocery chain.
Here’s a sampling of the various signs I have the privilege of creating by hand; some of which are permanent while others are a figment of my memory (but thankfully captured on camera).
Redesigning a logo, especially one of an established brand similar to McDonalds, Apple, Shell, or MasterCard, is often a necessary move to keep up with the times.
Having worked with a handful of real estate brokers and agents in the past as a graphic designer, the logo redesign of three major players caught my attention.
I started drinking coffee in my early teen thanks to my grandmother. Every day she would make the aromatic brew by pouring hot water into a long sock-like cotton filter filled with coffee grounds.
Learn about the coffee culture in Singapore.
Before 2015, my appreciation of coffee stops at my need for a daily dose of caffeine.
Visiting two years ago changed that. Endiro Coffee‘s farmers in Uganda Continue reading
Here’s an infographic created for
Endiro Coffee about their process from harvesting coffee beans to brewing a cup of joe for their customers.
My journey with coffee got intimate when I visited
in Uganda and Endiro Coffee artistically stained their café walls back in 2015.
Since then, whenever I “brew” a cup of instant coffee I would be reminded of the defective beans used in the soluble powdery mixture of my morning caffeine fix.
Every Christian should be able to relate to Paul when he said, “
For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out.” (extracted from Romans 7:15-20).
As redeemed children of God, the desires of our flesh are still waging war against the Holy Spirit living within us. (Galatians 5:17)
Who does not want to create social media content that people would love to share?
The content, no matter how proud you are of it, collects digital dust on your media platform if no one cares enough to interact with it.
We all have an affair with stuff and it’s a love-hate relationship.
I remember receiving my first paycheck as a waiter and immediately purchased a pair of shoes in the same week.
It’s my money and I deserve this,” was how I justified spending over a hundred dollars (ie. half of that check) on this pair of kicks.
I protected that pair of shoes; wearing it only on “special” occasion. Love turned sour when the sole started wearing thin in less than six months.
Desi9n House ( DS9HSE), a small firm providing design services to small businesses and non-profit organizations.
It’s a simple name, just
and with spelled differently . two guiding principles Continue reading