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Taylor Slattery, NOD Editor

Taylor is the Managing Editor of Notes on Design. Taylor is a graphic designer, illustrator, and Design Lead at Weirdsleep.

Graphic Giants: Alan Fletcher

Known colloquially as “The Father of British Graphic Design”, Alan Fletcher was an incredibly prolific graphic designer for nearly a half-century starting in the 50s. Through his bold color sense and playful approach to graphic design, he helped busine …

WWW… Wednesday! Mural

We want to create great products, but at the end of the day, time is money. Design is all about problem-solving, and having a refined, reliable process is the key to delivering reliable, successful products to our clients. Of all the stages involved in …

Fail Fast, Fail Forward

Learning something new is an uncomfortable process. It’s humbling to be a beginner at something and when starting from the bottom, looking up to others at a place where we’d like to be, it’s difficult to identify the steps they might have taken to get …

Free Font Friday: Zen Dots

Zen Dots is a futuristic display typeface designed by Yoshimichi Ohira. Its letterforms are wide and stable, giving the text a long, leisurely read. The letterforms sport both rounded and sharp corners, which serve to rhythmically break and reinforce t …

Free Font Friday Zen Dots
Logo Lounge 2021 Trend Report

Logo Lounge recently released its annual trend report for 2021. For those unfamiliar with the site, it’s a subscription-based logo aggregator. Users can upload their logos and browse the work of others, as well as create collections to be used as refer …

WWW… Wednesday! Adalo

As product designers, the hardest part of the job often comes right after the hand-off, when you have to wait for the development team to deliver the final, working product. This process is hardly without its hurdles and often, sacrifices and compromis …

Design Deconstructed: Dada

Theo van Doesburg, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons Wars and protests go hand in hand. In the first quarter of the 20th century, just as one of the biggest wars the world would ever see was starting to take form, so was one of the most unique forms …

Managing Metrics: Social Media & Validation

For creatives living in the age of the internet, social media feels like a necessary evil. On one hand, the ability to build an audience and connect with clients without needing to leave your room is an opportunity that’s hard to pass up. But on the ot …

TypeCon2021

TypeCon2021 will be taking place remotely from August 19th – 22nd. The event is presented by the Society of Typographic Aficionados who, after postponing last year’s event in Philadelphia due to the COVID-19 crisis, have decided to continue with this y …

WWW… Wednesday! Stacker

There are a lot of different hats to wear when you’re building a startup or working at a small company. Limited resources force you to prioritize some areas of the business over others, and things may not receive the level of attention or expertise the …