5 Things About Design and Me

By LaurenMarie

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I thought it would be nice to have a little holiday break (happy Labor Day folks!) from the usual at Creative Curio. Brian Gardner started this little meme and Tara tagged me, so here it goes!

What is something that would surprise people about you and design?

Perhaps it would surprise people that I originally intended to get two degrees, one in Spanish and one in Psychology, and then go on to get my Master’s in Psych. Wait… how did I end up here then?

Ah, the interesting paths life takes us down. I met my now husband, then friend while in my first year of college. He introduced me to Photoshop and I fell in love, transferred to his school and I’ve been designing ever since. My favorite thing to do is page layout. I’m also experienced in video production and editing, sound design, 3D, several interactive media programs like Flash, Director and Dreamweaver, in addition to the staple that is Adobe Creative Suite. I started my career in design with PS 7.

If you could design one blogger’s site for free, who would it be?

ME! I’ve wanted to design my own theme since before I began publishing, but I thought I should just get this blog off the ground first and design it along the way as I had time. Meanwhile, I’m loving Chris Pearson’s Cutline Theme.

What blog platform do you prefer and why?

WordPress is the only one I have experience with, but so far I love it. It’s highly customizable (with some people’s websites you can’t even tell WP is the power behind it all) and it’s the one everyone seems to talk about so it’s easy to see all the best plugins and themes to use.

Aside from your own, what is your favorite blog template/theme?

Brian Gardner is an amazing WordPress theme designer and if I hadn’t gone with Cutline, I would’ve picked Brian’s Vertigo. I also really like his Blue Zinfandel and Whitespace themes. He has an excellent command of the elements of design and his themes are very classy.

John’s theme for I Love Typography is awesome. His use of typography is unlike anything I’ve seen on the galactic network interweb. Andy Rutledge’s Design View style is really nice, too. I guess I have a thing for themes that are heavily typography focused. It’s not something you see a lot of on the web.

Do you have a blog-reading guilty pleasure?

i r luvins teh lolcats an da cheezburgerz!

Tag, You’re It!

I would like to tag John to write about these 5 things over at Redsil.com, and also Vivien of Inspiration Bit. You can join, too! Let me know in the comments if you participate, so I can visit!

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