Playing Hookie From Classwork

This week has been a flurry of design activity…most of which had nothing to do with my design work. And, honestly, I think it was exactly what I needed.

Two big things have been happening this week. The first, was a major bucket list item for me. On Friday, I had a blog post published with National Geographic’s Great Nature Project Education Blog for my work with The Biomimicry Institute. I’ve loved Nat Geo ever since I was a little kid, and to in some tiny way be affiliated with their work is just beyond exciting for me. Please take a look at the post here and let me know what you think!

My other big thing has been my participation in the Global Service Jam. From Friday evening to Sunday morning 20 or so designers, consultants, chefs, improv specialists, marketing professionals, and even a toddler were put in a room and asked to create a service. Our prompt was a picture showing how to make an origami fortune teller. That was it. The results, however, were amazing. There was a communication device for families of the armed forces, a travel app, a global cooking service and ours, which was an events franchise in line with a Tough Mudder or Color Run called Laughter on the Front Lines. You can see all of the projects here.

So, I am exhausted, and almost nothing on my to-do list has been accomplished. That being said, I am going to make this short and bid you all farewell for now. Wish me luck!