TIPS & TRICKS | DESKTOP BACKGROUNDS

Recently, I shared my new desktop background on my Instagram stories, and I was happy to see that many of my friends are just as into organized desktops as I am!

I threw together a few less specific versions. I didn’t spend tons of time on them, so they all use the same family of swatches and typefaces. Each is formatted for a traditional widescreen, at 1920 x 1080.

Who knows? Maybe this pandemic will inspire me to create more? In the meantime, here are five options …

(Click on any image to open it. Then, right-click and select Save image as …)

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TIPS & TRICKS | MANIC MONDAYS

There’s a reason the phrase “Somebody’s got a case of the Mondays!” from Office Space sticks around. If there anything harder than going to work after a gloriously relaxing/fun/productive weekend?

Even when I am 100% psyched to get started on my week, there is still a small part of me that wishes I could stay in bed with my dogs. (To be fair, have you seen my pups? They are adorable and excellent cuddlers.)

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BEHIND CLOSED DOORS | COMMUTING

“Life in the Cube” doesn’t really fit since I now have an office (complete with a capitol view)! My series of posts about office life will now be filed under “Behind Closed Doors” to celebrate that rarefied privilege: an office with a door that closes.

My commute to work varies by season and when I get up. Depending on the day, I might be driving, car-pooling or riding a bus. No matter the transportation, there’s always an audio component. Continue reading

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I’M BAAAAACK!

Since I work at a university now, I guess we can call my long absence a blog sabbatical. Yikes! Since my last post, I have been up to a lot:

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LONDON IN SNAPSHOTS

IMG_0106In case you didn’t get the gist from my previous post, I took an unforgettable trip to the UK in April. I thought I’d share my view of London and beyond through random photos I took. Most of these wouldn’t make it in a travel book. Instead, they’re what caught my eye as I roamed the city. Continue reading

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LONDON CALLING

Last month, I was lucky enough to travel to the UK for 16 days. I went to visit a dear friend I’ve known since we were 11 and had a wonderful time in London, Bath and Windsor.

I managed to cram most of my “Absolutely Must Do/See/Experience” list into the time I was abroad, which means there are entirely too many things to list here. However, here’s a quick rundown of my favorites: Continue reading

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HERE, THERE & EVERYWHERE

Oy! Where has the spring gone? I would like to say my posts were washed away with all the rain Madison has gotten, but in reality, blogging was derailed by many adventures: Continue reading

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SHOW & TELL | HOUSE-KEEPING & GALLERIES

Oh boy, I had no idea what I was getting into when I decided to add materials to my online portfolio. By the end of my update, I had: Continue reading

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ALL ABOUT THE DATA

I consider myself both left- and right-brained. (For this post, we’ll ignore the fact that it seems to be pretty much a myth.) While I love design, color and all things creative, I also thrive on logic, organization and … data. Continue reading

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SHOW & TELL | MORE WORK

I had a meeting today that made me realize just how little of my portfolio is online. Sure, I have some recent work, but what about all of those categories under DESIGN that are waiting for content? Continue reading

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