Designer’s Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

I don't know about you, but I like my brain and rather it not be eaten by zombies. The fundamental flaw in my plan of survival though is that I'm not a super athletic, parkour , muscle machine. As much as I'd like to be that, I'm your run-of-the-mill desk potato who...

Back to the Basics of Design

I was surfing the 'net and ran across something that brought back a ton of design school memories. It's a site that was set-up for a book put out by Princeton Architectural Press and Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Spring 2008. It's a guide to basic design...

Peeps I Dig – Sept ’10

Welcome to the second installment of Peeps I Dig. If you're new to this series, you can read about the birth of Peeps I Dig here. This month is all about inspiration from animated characters. "Really?", you might ask. Well being the mother of a 2 year old, a large...

Peeps I Dig – Aug ’10

Welcome to the birth of Peeps I Dig, a monthly series of people who inspire me past, present, and future. Who knows, maybe they'll inspire you too. This months theme is go, go girls! Just a little sampling of the large pool of strong, intellectual women who have...

A Freelancer’s Guide to the Pros and Cons of Freelance

Freelancing is a fine balance of variables that can create success if juggled correctly or spell disaster if not juggled well. I'm often asked "What's it like to be freelance?" Well, ladies and gents, it can be amazingly hard and stressful but at the same time as...

Beneath the Surface at Rutgers

I attended a really interesting lecture and exhibition this past week: Beneath the Surface: Poster Exhibition from Iran at Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts. It's a collection of Iranian posters curated by Nahid Tootoonchi, Townson University. AIGA has an excellent...

Not Just a Chip Off the Old Block

Everyone needs a mentor. Whatever your passion, talent, dreams—everyone needs that special someone to look up to. Well gals and guys, my pizza pie in the sky is Chip Kidd. I fell in love with his design when I worked at Borders Books. Being a creative, I of course...

Get Justified

I've recently came to the realization that the process of building one's brand is freakishly similar to going through puberty. At least that's how I feel about the ups, downs and crazy rounds that I've experienced in my almost 4 years as theLULAdesigns. When I first...

Best Guerrilla Marketing

The art of guerrilla marketing is a tricky one. If done well it can catch like wild fire and bring more exposure to a brand than any big money campaign could. It's hard to do well but definitely memorable when success is achieved. Here are some of my faves:...

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