Things I Wrote

Design, mini-projects, and notes from the non-virtual world.


What I’m Reading in 2018

March, 2018

What I Read in 2017

January, 2018

Trust-Based Pricing

January, 2018

Thoughts about this unusual way of pricing design work.


Design Process

October, 2017

The step-by-step process I use to design websites.


Animal Tracks

September, 2017

Photos of animal tracks in the snow and my attempt at identification, taken from early 2017 to spring.


In-Law Brewing Logo

September, 2017

Branding for a new brewery in Upstate N.Y. They weren’t happy with the results from a logo contest, but it helped them shape the concept.


Designing Sites for Contractors

May, 2017

A gallery of 2 years worth of designs


Sunday Travels to the Wildlife Metropolis

May, 2017

I have a routine of sunday walkabouts in the back-woods. There have been 8 or so now. The necessities are: at least an hour but preferably unlimited, binoculars, camera, phone, and wet-resistant boots.


The Walk that Confirmed Spring

April, 2017

The sun is blaring and it feels extra warm because we’ve all spent six months being acclimated to winter. I head out behind my neighboring townhouses to explore the woods.


Red-Tailed Hawk’s Favorite Spot

April, 2017

There’s a spot in corner of our forest that has become a favorite. It borders a fence following 89 north and a barbed wired fence of the neighbors farm.

Bark Moon Challenge

February, 2017

I photographed and identified trees from their bark everyday from the time it takes the moon to complete a cycle.