Archive for Creative Betterment

Nutrition Labels.

When you think of “design,” what comes to mind? Probably stuff like concert posters, t-shirts, magazines, fancy lotion bottles, logos and ads, right? We often overlook the simplest, everyday items that are designed by graphic artists. Things like street signs, subway maps. I read a great article on the design of food nutrition labels. While […]

Read More

Farewell, 2014.

Yeah, yeah, it’s January 9 and I’m late writing this down. Shut you mouth. This time last year, I wrote and reflected on 2013. I dreamed new goals, I set some intentions and I reflected on what a great year I had just completed. Let’s do the same here, shall we? 2014 was a great […]

Read More

Great Videos in 2014.

I ran across a great post on Fast Co. Design that linked some of their favorite videos from the past year. For serious visual inspiration, watch below. These are just a few of my favorites. Click the link above for Fast Co’s full list. WHY DESIGN MATTERS A darling little illustrated video by the Dublin […]

Read More

Thanks Giving.

Fun fact! One year ago TODAY, I launched trottercreative.com and I am kind of pinching myself. A year ago?! Seriously? This site has been such a great tool for me – I can point clients to certain blog posts about my process. I can showcase my latest work. I can document some inspiration. So, hooray […]

Read More

Design Inspiration.

One thing I loved about grad school at the University of Texas was the wealth of ideas, inspiration and freshness in every class. One of my favorite assignments, if you can even call it that, was to go find something remarkable (a Purple Cow), bring it back to class and share your thing. I remember […]

Read More

Mentor.

One of my favorite TV relationship dynamics was that of Jack Donaghy and Liz Lemon’s in 30 Rock. Jack (played by Alec Baldwin) begins the series as the Vice President of East Coast Television and Microwave Oven Programming for General Electric, and later serves as the head of NBC after it is bought by the […]

Read More

Ruts.

Sometimes we get into creative ruts. Earlier this week I wrote about how the Colorado mountains inspired me to change some things and to dream new ideas. But I want to know… When you get into a rut, creatively or otherwise, how do you kick your ass into gear? Once I was having a work […]

Read More