Presentation? Get Used to It

I’m here to unravel and reboot your perception of presenting. By combining some tough love with yes-you-can motivation, we’ll tame your doubts and train your nerves. Presenting is going to...

16 Nov 2016

How to Talk with Baby Boomer Parents About Success

Who else to ask about the wild, wild workforce than your parents. You’re old enough to understand the value of their advice and keen enough to filter it through your...

04 Oct 2016

Better Writer Equals Better Designer

“If choosing between two equally qualified designers,” one recruiter once said “I always went with the better writer.” For the word Olympians, bask in this good fortune. For everyone else,...

16 Sep 2016

The Future is Not Your Heritage, Sorry

The most meaningful necklace I received said, “Always Go Forward and Never Turn Back.” Sure, it had some religious connotations, but the message stuck. Every generation cycles though craving past...

11 Aug 2016

What Does Heritage Mean?

Heritage. If you work within the greater fashion industry, whether its footwear, apparel or marketing, someone mentioned the word heritage. You probably tried it on for size, mixing it with...

07 Jul 2016

The Unsung Talents of Footwear Designers

“You’re the first footwear designer I’ve ever met” is a typical response. Introductions around my profession confronts me with how small our population really is. The remark resonates with flattery,...

03 Jun 2016

Reclaiming Your Design Identity

Identity makes the designer. Perspective and experience separates us from other creatives. As a designer a part of a brand, your identity gets complex with the social label and accompanying...

21 May 2016

How a Minimalist Lifestyle Made Me a Better Designer

Your day-to-day choices unconsciously steer your design process. Whichever habits you break or accept, methods you stick to or question will affect your openness, curiosity and intuition. While many make...

02 Apr 2016

The Real Reasons I Blog

Who isn’t a blogger these days? Why is this girl posting links to her blog? Why is she even writing in the first place? I wonder the same. Answering such...

17 Mar 2016

Five Strategies to Conquer Your Fear of Asking

If you never ask the answer is always no. We all heard this one once, twice or hundreds of times in our adult life. But why do we still shy...

04 Mar 2016

Discontent is Good for Creatives, and Here's Why

To be human is to be discontent. On our shelves stand an army of books aiming to extricate this through gaining happiness. Exercises and poetic quotes around the elusive topic...

12 Feb 2016

Unexpected Lessons from My First Ever Fashion Week

Fashion weeks are not impossible invite-only, secret password, double-encrypted events for fashionista special agents. They’re a collection of worthwhile fashion. This January I attended my first full fashion week right...

02 Feb 2016