Tag Archives: accessibility


Pro bono work for AXIS Dance Company

One of the ways I support Oakland’s AXIS Dance Company as President of the Board of Directors is to provide pro bono design services from time to time. Designing pro bono work for AXIS is a satisfying way to use my professional skills to serve the community. Most years, I design a series of promotional pieces for […]

AXIS Dance Company’s 25th Anniversary Home Season

This year marks the 25th anniversary of an arts organization that’s near to my heart, AXIS Dance Company. For a quarter century, AXIS has been an incredible asset to the local community — and far beyond. They provide engaging, inspirational educational programs on dance and collaboration and disability to local schools, outreach programs to community centers, independent […]

HNU.edu Redesign

Case Study: Redesigning a University’s Web Presence

In July of 2010 I was hired to be the first Web Manager for Holy Names University’s small marketing department, where my role would complete a trio alongside a Graphic Designer (mainly print) and reporting to the Director of Marketing and PR. While I’ve primarily worked for small agencies (as well as on a freelance […]

Ten Sweet Tweets

Ten Sweet Tweets — October

Here’s a round-up of the ten most popular Tweets of the month. October’s favorites include free vector packs, 4 steps to keep WordPress secure, and a hypnotic and beautiful map of real-time wind patterns in the States. 50 Free Web-Based Apps and Tools for Web Developers (from 2012) http://zite.to/Rv5IGc  via @speckyboy Adobe Edge Web Fonts – A Free […]

Ten Sweet Tweets

Ten Sweet Tweets – August

Here’s a round-up of the ten most popular Tweets of the month. August’s favorites include … movieposteroftheday: Japanese poster for LA JETÉE (Chris Marker, France, ’62) Via FilmOnPaper http://tmblr.co/ZixY3wQWFL-8 I’ve just about wrapped up my first contract project for @CreativeGroup and it’s been terrific. Great client, great project. Thanks! Five Facebook Apps for a More Effective Fan Page http://placemakinggroup.com/get-famous/2012/08/07/five-facebook-apps-for-a-more-effective-fan-page/ …  #guestblogging […]

Color blindness and designing for accessibility

My husband works for a large company that is completely enamored with Powerpoint. These ubiquitous slideshows are used by every department for both internal and external meetings and presentations. I can’t tell you how many times he’s come home complaining that he couldn’t call out the red-highlighted bits on a projected Powerpoint — the same […]