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Farewell, Roundpeg!

When I went in for my interview at Roundpeg, I wasn’t sure I was a cat person. But as soon as I sat down, I realized this was no longer an acceptable option when Truman the cat started drinking out of my water cup.

What I Learned From My First Year Out Of School (GIF edition)

Contrary to what you’ve been told in school, a diploma isn’t the magic ticket to the corner office. Sometimes it can take months of networking, updating your portfolio and applying to jobs while everyone in your graduating class seems to be on the fast track to success and your parents are asking you when you’re going to start paying your cell phone bill.

The more people you talk to, the more you realize everyone is in the same situation. Surround yourself with recent grads who are in the same situation and people who got through that first year unscathed.

Shortcuts to Swoon Worthy Web Typography

As a designer, I love looking at websites and designs which give me that giddy feeling of what’s to come on the web in terms of web typography. I often see a really interesting font which will add a unique style to a design I am working on. Unfortunately it may not be right for the entire site, so much like the challenge of finding the perfect pair of shoes to match your new dress, is the challenge of finding the right font to pair with it in a particular design.

Manual searches and testing fonts together can be tedious and daunting to find just the right combination. Fortunately, you don’t have to start from scratch. There are some great tools to alleviate the headache that comes with pairing, sizing and adding weird characters into your website.

Your Website from Top to Bottom

You’ve probably seen many websites and might not know that many times a webpage is sandwiched in between a “top” part and a “bottom” part. The top (the header) and bottom (the footer) are normally repeated consistently on every single page of your website. We might not talk about them much, but these sections contain elements which are essential to your user experience.