If it hadn't been for a group of active young professionals in Erie, Pennsylvania, I might not have built a career in nonprofits. In December 2005, I completed a 4-year degree in English at Gannon University. I was lucky to find a Professional Communications track in the English curriculum and I picked up a minor … Continue reading My Decade of Impact through Nonprofit Board Service
I wish I could tell you that I loved every minute of the decade I served, but I can't. Interacting with the people I helped was truly rewarding. I spent all of those years highlighting the best parts of my public service online, but it's time to do something different. I want to talk about … Continue reading What I Learned in 12 Years of Public Service
We are multi-dimensional people. What we learn and do in one area of life can enhance what we accomplish in others. On any given day, we might administrate, create, innovate, meditate—basically, we wear a lot of hats in the hope that on the whole, we'll have a happy and meaningful life. But if we spend … Continue reading Best Books for Entrepreneurs
According to William Lidwell, author of Universal Principles of Design and The Science of Logo Design, a good logo will stimulate 4 cognitive events. It should: grab attention, elicit an emotional response, express multiple intentional meanings, and be memorable. Of the four cognitive events, the third—express multiple intentional meanings—is the first to tap into conscious … Continue reading What makes a logo good?
Good design might be hard to come by, but it's easier to understand after watching this Roman Mars talk about city flag design. Simple eye-catching designs tend to work best for visual identity and recognition, which I would posit is the purpose of a logo or a flag to begin with. I was also lucky … Continue reading What is good design?