I am a Designer, Illustrator, Photographer, and all around Creator raising two children in my favorite place in the world- NYC. Things don't get much better than that do they?
The posts in my blog are a glimpse of what makes me tick. I do re-blog if something moves me, but I will always credit the creator if I have access to it. I hope my photos and graphics are credited back to me after they leave my head and venture out into the world on their own journeys.
I am a Student at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh online division seeking a degree in Graphic Design. At the end of each class I post about my experience along with some work from each week. I would be thrilled to receive feedback from my peers as I am hungry for knowledge and mastering my craft. I have my portfolio up on the Behance website; http://www.behance.net/Tiffanylee for anyone interested in seeing it. I am also a member of linkedin; http://www.linkedin.com/in/tiffanyleeneumann, if you would like to connect to me professionally.
I started blogging in the beginning of January 2012 after being encouraged by my mentor for quite some time. I initially thought a blog was supposed to be my gallery, I now realize it is my playground...
Welcome, and enjoy!
Though it seems as though the top row of diamonds is darker than the bottom, all the diamonds are actually identical. The sliding diamond seems to get darker as it ascends, but is in fact unchanging. Illusions like this demonstrate that our perception of the darkness of an object is highly dependent on context. [based on] [code]
I’ll be joining a killer lineup of folks next week to talk about design entrepreneurship, which is totally a thing now. The panel will include Peter Buchanan-Smith (Best Made Co.), Kate Bingaman-Burt (Daily Drawings), Tom Gerhardt (Studio Neat), and myself.
Thursday, May 16th | 6:30-8:30pm
Kern & Burn: A Conversation with Design Entrepreneurs
“Today’s designers realize that they have all of the skills necessary to create successful businesses and build careers without clients.
This panel will feature candid conversations with leading design entrepreneurs who have founded startups, channeled personal passions into self-made careers, and taken risks to do what they love. Join us as we discuss whether the client-service model is a thing of the past and discover how these pioneers push the definition of design.”
The discussion will be co-moderated by Tim Hoover and Jessica Karle Heltzel, authors of the book, Kern and Burn: Conversations With Design Entrepreneurs. Leave with your own copy of the book, which will be available for purchase at check-in and during the PostScript after the talk!
8 Successful Entrepreneurs Give Their Younger Selves Lessons They Wish They’d Known Then
Tim Westergren, the founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Pandora:
“Be sure to ‘notice’ ideas when you have them. Stop. Take the time to consider them seriously. And if your gut tells you they’re compelling, be fearless in their pursuit,” Westergren said. Nothing is more haunting than thinking, ‘I wish I had…’”
Read the rest here.
This was written for the forward of Kern and Burn, a Kickstarter funded book of interviews and essays from design entrepreneurs, including Aaron Draplin (Field Notes / DDC), Andy McMillan (Build Conf. / The Manual), Peter Buchanan-Smith (Best Made Co.), Ben Pieratt (Svpply / Lookwork / Varsity Bookmarking), and a load of other amazing folks.
I graduated from design school with boundless optimism, jumping from the bubble of university life into a post-recession real world, where hope was a rare commodity. I believed that design could induce change — that it could shape the way we understand and interact with our world.
I moved to New York for a lead design position at a two-person shop and considered myself lucky to be employed, even though we didn’t have a single client. We filled our time with small-scale side projects that we hoped would land us paying jobs. The projects did lead to new clients, and the cash started rolling in. For the first time in my career, I felt like a legitimate designer—but I wasn’t challenged; I was comfortable.