Entries in Need Read Greed (20)

Monday
May062013

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We are starting this week off with the need read greed series. This week we are taking a look at what Kylie from The Flybird blog needs, reads and greeds. I met Kylie while going to school in Hawaii... she is a one of three identical triplets. Her, and her husband Spencer, are an unstoppable creative team. If you like pretty pictures with lots of adventure take a look at their blog! It is full of inspirational images! Together Spencer and Kylie travel, run a photography and production company and do lots of humanitarian work. 

Thank you so much for being on the blog today Kylie! Can't wait to meet up with you and Spencer again someday soon!! 

Tuesday
Mar052013

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Today's Need Read Greed is by Promise Tangeman. I kinda think Promise is a big deal! I have been following her as a designer for a while now and I love her clean, crisp design asthetic. She somehow manages to make designing look so simple and easy - which is a true sign of a great graphic designer. I also love her personal style - she is definielty not affraid to be herself! Promise is the brains behind SiteHouse Designs which is a truly great option for any small business owner or creative professional as far as creating and hosting a website. If you are in the market you should check it out. You won't be sorry! Thanks Promise for being part of Need Read Greed!

P.S. Thanks for all of the encouraging words about the new job at Verily! It is exciting to say the least! Also we have had over 100 applicants already for the graphic design position! If you applied thank you so much! We are thrilled at all of the amazing talent pouring in! If you haven't applied yet and want to, please do. It's not too late. 

Tuesday
Feb052013

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This week for Need Read Greed we have the lovely and talented Eva Black. Eva is a graphic designer based out of Los Angeles. I must say this girl is as kind as she is beautiful! I love getting to know my freelance peers and finding out that they are just really down to earth people that I would hang out with everyday if it weren't for all of the distance! Since moving to Texas I have been slowly aquiring furniture and making plans for my new office, Eva has a series on her blog featuring graphic designers in their spaces. I LOVE it. It has given me so much inspriation so far! You have to check it out. Thanks for letting us know what you need, are reading, and greed this week Eva! 

Wednesday
Jan232013

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This week's Need Read Greed is by Kathleen Shannon of Braid Creative and the blog Jeremy & Kathleen. I met Kathleen at Design Life 2012 this last summer in Palm Springs and was instantly drawn to her. She smelled like patchouli (which is a scent I love so much I want to name a little girl after it and call her Patch for short) and talked about working as a graphic designer in a really empowering, energetic, inspiring way! Plus she's funny as hell! So, she smells good, she's smart, and she's funny...yep that's someone I want to be friends with! Since Design Life we've had a chance to catch up and talk about collaborating on some exciting ventures and I am so excited that Dallas is not far from her home town of Oklahoma City. Oh, and if you are an entreprenuer or getting ready to launch your own little business sign up for some of Kathleen and Tara's (Tara is Kathleen's beautiful sister) E-Courses. I just finished one and LOVED it! Here is a little bit about each of her picks for the week:

Bodum Tea Press - I recently made the switch from a French pressed coffee every morning to a cup of tea. It would be nice to have a little tea press.

Be Here Now - One of my yogi friends insisted I read her copy of Be Here Now. The first half is this bizarre documentation of Ram Dass and his life - from a Harvard professor taking LSD with Timothy Leary to his adventures in India. Then it goes into this collection of radically designed metaphysical free form spreads on kraft paper. The whole book is so fascinating.

Block Shop Textiles Scarf - I actually purchased on of Lily and Hopie Stockman's scarves for myself at Christmas time. But I can't help but want another! They're so light, airy, comfy and beautiful.  

PS - I just want to say thank you for all of the encouraging words about Henry not sleeping. All of those mothers out there going through this same thing I really feel for you!  I guess I always feel like I have to follow all of my "my baby doesn't sleep" complaints with, "but I seriously love him so much! and I am so thankful that I have him!" Because I am. I am so so so thankful! and I know you other moms fighting this battle are so thankful too! I recently had a friend point out to me that challenges are always easier when you can see the light at the end of the tunnel and this is just one of those things that doesn't have a delivery date. When Henry will finally get the hang of sleeping is unknown and that's probably one of the hardest aspects of this challenge. But again I just want to say I count my blessings every single night and he is always at the top of that list. 

Saturday
Jan122013

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Today's Need Read Greed is by my lovely sister, Annie Johnson. I like my sister so much! She is pretty and funny and smart and good at all of the things I am not. The funny thing is: me and my sister can fight! Boy, can we fight! But it never stops us from talking on the phone every single day. About everything. I am not very good at forgiving and forgetting. It is a challenge for me to get over things and I often need my space in order to process and let things go. My sister on the other hand is so wonderful at letting things go. She really does forget too! She completely lets things fly away from her and only holds on to the beautiful and nice things. She is also above average smart. Some of you who have been reading my blog for a while have probably caught on that I am terrible at spelling and not always the most eloquent. My sister is the master of languages and actually speaks German fluently. I could go on and on but I guess my point isn't to compare myself to my sister in all of the ways that I fall short but more to point out all of the ways that she is perfect for being my other half. (Conor - you are my other other half haha!!) It is just me and my sister in our family so she is my oldest best friend, the person I tell everything to. The only person who can bring out my worst and then go ahead and still love me after. She's seen me through a lot and I love her for it. I wish everyone had an Annie! The world would be a better place. 

Also, I just realized that this Need Read Greed series is actually very similar to other series going on on other blogs. Why is it that when we see other people doing what we are doing we automatically want to say, "Well, I'm not going to do that ANYMORE!"? Or we want to yell at everyone "I thought of it FIRST!!" I guess it's because we so desperately want to be original and therefore special. We also don't want people to think we are copying and have not original thoughts. Well I must admit when I realized others where doing this series too I definitely said to myself, "No more NEED READ GREED! even though I totally thought of this first!" but I like this series too much to just stop because other people also think it's a good idea! Plus, it is sort of an age old saying... like; something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. I don't own it. So, the series will continue!! How do you react when you see someone else doing "your thing"? 

Wednesday
Nov282012

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This weeks Need/Read/Greed is by Joanna Waterfall (and yes, her last name really is Waterfall, aswesome right?). I met Joanna in Palm springs in September. She is genuinly sweet and enthusiastic. I remember the first night there she walked right up to me and introduced herself and was just so nice! I'm so glad I got to meet so many wonderful girls but Joanna is defenitly at the top of the list! Joanna lives in Los Angeles with her husband where she works as a freelance graphic designer. She also blogs here.

Joanna has a little series going on on her blog called Design Journey where she interviews different creative professionals and asks them about how they got to where they are. You can read mine here! It was so fun, thanks for having me Joanna! and thanks for taking part in Need Read Greed

Wednesday
Nov142012

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It's been a while since I posted a Need/Read/Greed here on the blog so I thought I would bring it back with some new designers/artists/bloggers. Today we have Cassie from the blog The Veda House. I met Cassie in Palm Springs at Design Life 2012. I love her blog and she is a very interesting, fun, genuine person as well!!  

Cassie is an art director at an advertising agency by day and freelance graphic designer/blogger by night. She currently lives in St. Louis Missouri with her fiancé, where they are slowly collecting vintage and hand made furniture pieces. You most likely won't see Cassie without her camera by her side and a piece of candy in her pocket.

Thursday
Aug162012

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I wanted to include some guys in the Need Read Greed series so I thought I would start with my main man Connie Riley. I think he is pretty cool. Conor is currently working his butt off in Dallas in the hot hot heat and making me super jealous of his time in the lone-star state. I lived in Texas as a kid for about 6 years and remember everything being bigger and better there. Miss you Conor! 

 

Wednesday
Jul252012

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Emma is originally from Dallas, Texas and is now residing in Silverlake, CA. She is a graphic designer,  knitter and blogger! Emma can’t seem to sit still for too long so she has a lot of endeavors that keep her engaged & growing as a small business owner. Emma also has a really great column going on over on her blog (actually she has a lot of great columns but this one is my personal favorite) called Top Notch Type. Check it out for some awesome typographic inspiration with links to where you can find the type and download it for free! Thanks Emma! 

Wednesday
Jul112012

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I am delighted to share with you Ana Degenaar's Need Read Greed guest post today! I have been following along on Ana's blog for quite some time and always come away feeling inspired! She has a great eye for design and simplicity (which I love!). Thanks for sharing with us Ana! 

Ana Degenaar is a graphic and web designer, mother of one, and blogger. Recently based in Northern Brazil, Ana now owns a web-shop called Blog Milk where she spends her days designing blogs and attending to the needs of other fellow bloggers. When she's not designing Ana can be found cavorting around Brazil with her daughter Emma and their puppy Bo.