Woo Wonder

The “W” element in my alphabetic mnemonic list for successfully practicing design is: Woo Wonder. Sometimes it’s best to turn off the amplifiers and simply listen. “Unplugging” is a wonderful tool. Not only does it reconnect you with who you are, it enables you to reconnect with…


X means here

The “X” element in my alphabetic mnemonic list for successfully practicing design is: X Means Here. While we all have memories and dreams, only here are we fully present. As an elemental form of signature, an “X” records a human presence. We have only the present and our…


Yearning isn't enough

The “Y” element in my alphabetic mnemonic list for successfully practicing design is: Yearning Isn’t Enough. Yearning for the perfect design opportunity is like waiting for the perfect lover. A college education opens worlds of possibilities and inspires a yearning for realizing…


Zip it

The “Z” element in my alphabetic mnemonic list for successfully practicing design is: Zip It. What do good designers and good bartenders have in common? A good designer or bartender knows when to zip it versus when to put forth. That is to say, part of being professional in any…