I Got My Field Notes!

If you don’t know by now, Aaron Draplin is basically a design legend. He produces a series of memo books that are great for quick notes, sketches, and well… just look cool. I recently purchased the Spring 2012 National Crop Edition, six-pack box set and it is awesome! They’re based on old memo books that were distributed to farmers by seed, tractor, fence, and other agricultural companies.

You owe it to yourself to go check out his insanely, huge memo book archive and to watch the video below about how Draplin got the inspiration to start such a vast collection. Also, learn more about him in this One Minute With interview.

My favorite part of the video: “Dudes sitting around talking corn, man that’s pretty good!”

I’m Joining the Dwolla Team!

It’s official. Next week I will be joining the team at Dwolla!

Dwolla is a company that is changing the way people make payments and transfer money. They provide an alternative payment network to credit cards that is faster, cheaper, and more secure. Basically, Dwolla makes it easy for anybody with an internet connection to safely transfer money to friends or businesses.

I’ll be working on the design team to help create a better payment experience through several platforms including web, iOS, and Android. I’ll also be fulfilling many of their print design and branding needs. It is a great opportunity and I’m anxious to be around so many talented people who can help me develop my skills and continue to learn.

Alot of awesome things have been happening at Dwolla lately. Veridian Credit Union recently became the first financial institution to integrate Dwolla’s FiSync, giving access to roughly 160,000 customers. Dwolla also recently received a round of funding from Ashton Kutcher’s investment firm, A-Grade, along with six other firms.

I can’t wait to start this new adventure, but at the same time the change is bittersweet. I have been at Kreg Tool Company for just over two years and I will definitely miss everybody. It has been a great company to work for with amazing people and I’m just really grateful to have learned so much from all of them.

I’m super excited to get started and I look forward to keeping you posted!

Wood UI Kit – Free PSD Download

Wood UI Kit

My first freebie is a wood user interface kit that I threw together for fun. If you’re ever in need of a wooden button, slider, or toggle switch – feel free to download this PSD file and use it on any thing you like. If you do use it on a project, I’d love to see it in action so make sure to send me a link!

Download PSD

Be sure to check back later for more free PSD’s and designer resources, because I plan to keep them coming. You can also see more of my work on Dribbble or follow me on Twitter.

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