Keep It Simple Stupid


I will never forget my high school political science teacher, Mr. Bill Thompson.  Mr. Thompson would always remind us hardworking students of the value of the KISS rule… Keep It Simple Stupid.  Then, in college, one of my best professors, Dr. G., spent many years as a newspaper editor.  He would often talk about the differences between media people and the “ivory tower.”  The Ivory tower was where all the professors (especially english professors) shared their knowledge amongst themselves.  You had to know a special set of jargon just to enter.  Basically, it was overtly complicated.

I will have to agree with these two teachers of mine.  Keeping things simple makes it more accessible, and makes the message more clear. 

Unfortunately, recent web design has forgotten this rule.  There are a lot of pages out there which are poorly designed, and with too much clutter.  I think all the clutter (for example, ads by google, tag clouds, etc) really distracts from the message!  I can understand why people would like all this information,  but there is a point where it becomes information overload.

So what should we do?
Remember the KISS rule

Keep it simple stupid.




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and now yellow


And now my yellow macaron!

I am obsessed by these little cookies!




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Future project:  Macaroons


Ok, the other day I was going to work and I decided to pull out my sketch book and start drawing while standing on the bumpy train

Me, being the little lolita designer that I am, decided to draw macaroons. 

So I scanned my chicken scratches in and opened up illustrator. 

I still think it is absolutely amazing when your illustration comes alive!  Now I really want to finish all 16 that i drew, but I thin 12 will be enough for a good design

here is #1




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Latest bunny picture


well this is a test to see how well the upload file works…

This bug seems to have been fixed too

and this is my latest bunny picture!

campthumb




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Photoshop fix…


Although it may be too early to tell, but I think Apple fixed a lot of the save/open bugs on their release of OS 10.6.2

I tested opening and saving files (in a variety of formats) in Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign without any crashes. 

This is very welcome news for me, for now I can get back to making some much needed web-graphics.

So this is a welcome update for those of us who have spent the last two months praying that your file will save correctly…

 




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bunny pictures


I am working on a series of bunny pictures. That is why I haven't been updating this blog as much as I should. Anyway, I have been storing the pictures on my deviant and behance accounts because the file upload onto my site has been crashing my browser.

But here are a few pictures of my bunny series. I have about 10 more left to go, then I am going to be making and selling postcard sets smile

This just shows you what I have been working on lately :-)


Printemps 2 by ~jyoshikousei16 on deviantART


RuRu chan by ~jyoshikousei16 on deviantART


Pyonko Loves Babies 2 by ~jyoshikousei16 on deviantART



This is just a little fun project. My big project, the BABY webpage should be up and running in the near future.


Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 10/25 at 10:28 AM
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Happy Bunny Love


Even though it is fall, I decided I needed to make a happy spring image!

I love bunnies... so I give you some happy hopping bunny love

Happy bunny love



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HABIT FORMING “At Summer’s End”


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My dear designer friend, Skinni Wini will be selling her unique brand of hand made lolita jewelry and accessories at this years Habit forming at Mission Rockto in San Francisco this Sunday!  If you are in the area, please check out the event! 

I live in Japan, so I will be unable to attend… as much as I would love to go

Click here to see more information about Skinni’s designs

  Click here for more information about the event.




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