Tag Archives: inspiration

Erin Pine  

Inspiration on Aisle 9   May 28, 2013

I recently wrote a blog post about where designers and other creatives look for inspiration. In the process of writing that post, I was struck by how much of my inspiration comes from a slightly unexpected place—the grocery store. More specifically, the package design at the grocery store. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised—package design has come a long way Continue Reading

Becka Bates  

6 Questions for: Kelly Terlau   January 31, 2013

Kelly Terlau’s title is Chief Operations Officer, but if she was being accurate about everything that she does at Investment Answers, her business card would be filled to the brim: marketer, strategist, planner, listener, advisor, cheerleader, dreamer. Kelly does it all as part of the company’s mission to make financial planning less daunting, working with her team to arm their Continue Reading

Erin Pine  

Inspiration vs. Imitation   December 18, 2012

I’m sure most designers notice this type of thing all the time, but I have been seeing a LOT of it lately—an extreme overabundance of a few popular design elements/treatments. And it’s got me thinking….is this just part of a harmless trend or does it signal a larger issue? Are designers trading creativity for trendy? More importantly, as a designer Continue Reading


Art in the City   October 1, 2009

Fall is when Chicago is at its best: the weather, the way the city looks, and especially the art. No wonder October is Chicago Artists Month. A couple weekends ago Wicker Park hosted over 300 booths of artists/crafters in the annual Renegade Craft Fair. This is one my favorite art fairs in Chicago for a couple of reasons (Yes, I Continue Reading