How to see design

Learn to think about design in terms of color, texture and type instead of homepage, carousel and button and you’ll see thoughtful design and inspiration everywhere.

Pulled out of the coffee shop today, saw a building that made me think, “that’s actually a perfect color for client X.”

Far more than I’d like to admit I find myself stopped on the street staring at the typography of a sign or menu posted in a window. My friends make fun of me.

This is a shift I’ve just started noticing. Previously I think I only noticed design decisions on websites. The web was what I was designing, so I paid attention to the web with a designer’s eye.

Now design is borking my whole deal, man. Everything is designed and I notice it everywhere like some tinfoil hat wearing, motorola RAZR using conspiracy theorist. Goddam design.

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