I recently had the privilege of sitting down Nico Rud of Chicago Creatives. We talked about emotional intelligence, accepting yourself and getting out of your comfort zone.
I'm having a blast with Practice Daily. I dig the fact that my brand's got constraints: 2 line weights, 2 colors, 6 typefaces to choose from and 1 mantra that I want to practice. That said, Practice Daily isn't a brand for rules only; it's a design brand. With that said, I'm broadening my horizons and busting things up into series. Boom!
So begins the IGNITE SERIES; a growing collection of 18x24 "color-me" prints that let YOU participate in my creative process. By removing the brand name Practice Daily from the artwork (like in our Big Squares,) the IGNITE prints act as broader explorations. They'll encourage creativity, curiosity and mindfulness.
I've lived in Chicago for almost 8 years now. Coming down here from Milwaukee, my hometown, with all of my personal possessions in one full station wagon, not knowing a soul, was scary, exciting, wondrous and lonely all at once. It didn't take long for the city and it's dwellers to embrace me as one of it's own, filling me up with a real sense of home.
When Mara of I Run This Mind and I connected about me guest-writing a post for I Run This Mind, I wanted to talk about the design that was recently accepted by cottonbureau.com, a design-centric t-shirt company that works on a pre-order system. When enough people preorder a particular shirt, Cotton Bureau will take it to print and consumers can buy as many as they want. The design I submitted is based on the idea of courage.
There’s a reason why I’m so honored to be featured on I Run This Mind. I’ve struggled with depression most of my life.
On April 23rd, Practice Daily held it's first-ever event at a local flower shop. The event was intended to be the first of hopefully many in a series I named Hey, Neighbor!
Collaboration is a powerful thing, and it was my intention to make the point of Hey, Neighbor! events about working together. Janessa Ambrosio of Forget Me Knodt has always been such a big supporter of PD, and I couldn't have lucked out more when she asked me to collaborate.
My name is David. I grew up in Milwaukee, I'm still growing up in Chicago. I love both cities.
If I'm honest with myself, Practice Daily started because of a design job my dad asked me to do. He wanted a logo of some sort around the concept of kindness. While mulling over the concept, an obvious notion struck me – kindness knows no season. You've gotta be kind daily. And if you're like me, consistency takes a lot of practice.