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

What Travel Does for a Designer's Mind

While traveling for personal means, I believed my underlying purpose was to identify unknown inspirations. Documenting various exotica like the the walls of Buda Castle, findings in Turkish bazaars or...

20 Jan 2016

Maybe You Need an Inspiration Purge

If many of us designers admire minimalism and simplicity in design, why do we “gather” inspiration? Inspiration as a commodity is neither finite, delicate nor valuable. Let me explain. It...

08 Jan 2016

My Proven Hacks to Starting Side Projects

Starting a side project can feel like growing a new limb for the first time and expecting perfection. Before even buying the pen to put onto paper, your unborn side...

06 Dec 2015

Storytelling 101, The Telling

A story can exist on paper, but many times we are telling the story. Whether our audience includes a new group of friends or footwear buyers, focusing on our presence...

01 Nov 2015

Storytelling 101, The Story

Storytelling liquors up the soul for ideas and possibilities. This method can convert even the toughest of cookies by weaving an idea into a compelling tale, pleasing to both their...

03 Oct 2015