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bio website HelloChameleon.com
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Branding and UX designer. Obsessive typophile. Color theory junkie. I spend my days mediating the treaty between logic and creativity.


Apr
29
comment Is it acceptable to use different but similar typefaces for print content and web content?
Cufon is dead. Use well-designed web fonts and you'll be surprised at the level of consistency. Try a good commercial outfit like Typekit if you're nervous.
Apr
16
comment What exactly is a “Pixel”?
Geesh, Scott, don't be so vague. A little more explanation please ;)
Apr
16
comment Is there a free 'Helvetica Neue' alternative?
The best thing about Roboto is that it's more like Univers than Helvetica ;)
Apr
15
comment How to Best Create Templates for Clients to edit the content/copy
IIRC, I created a Word doc with styles in place and mapped those styles to my InD styles on import. When I updated the link, it held the mapping.
Apr
14
comment How to Best Create Templates for Clients to edit the content/copy
I've used linked Word files via Dropbox in the past. No WordsFlow, but it was good enough for me. Dropbox rules. Word, not so much.
Apr
14
comment Where to buy graphics for less that I can use in work that I sell?
Side note: Creative Market is from the same guys that created Colour Lovers.
Apr
14
comment Where to buy graphics for less that I can use in work that I sell?
Pretty much. You won't find my extras there ;)
Apr
14
comment Why do yellow and red look good together in this photo?
Extra points for the black interior. Better combo. What does Tarantino know? I'm a Mopar man myself, but yellow and black in any brand is fast. And for the record, that is yellow, not orange as others implied. You guys must be wearing tinted glasses or something.
Apr
11
comment Name of illusion phenomenon of bordering colors
@JohnB I hope my extended answer provides greater context for what I was getting at. Now you should go buy the book ;)
Apr
11
comment I need suggestions for an 'undelete' icon
I hinted at it above, but let me come right out and say it ... Use words: "Restore", "Undelete", "Undo".
Apr
11
comment How can I display extra information in a table?
This is really more of a UX Design question in my mind. My vote is to send it that way for more extensive feedback. You'll want to craft your question in a broader way like "how to best present additional table data" so it's not too specific to your application.
Apr
10
comment I need suggestions for an 'undelete' icon
If you must have an icon, try this query at IconFinder.
Apr
10
comment Is there a quick way to prep an illustrator file with tons of strokes and fills for screen printing
@Blake is asking about screen printing so I would assume it's white and green on a blue surface.
Apr
10
comment Is the OCR-A sans-serif?
Let's just call it OCR-A and move one ;)
Apr
10
comment Is the OCR-A sans-serif?
Because monospace invites such heavy distortion it is often treated independently. Some faces manage to pull it off with a pretty good imitation of true sans or serif, but not here. Those are slab serifs, BTW, not to be confused with cross bars seen on t and f.
Apr
10
comment Name of illusion phenomenon of bordering colors
The answer is: don't bother labeling it. There is a wide range of transformation you can apply to a color when you understand Albers' experiments. I'll dig up my copy and find a representative passage to reference.
Apr
8
comment Is it possible to have a page with a transparent background?
You can piece together a reasonable representation in InDesign. Not sure about Scribus. Any app with layers and layer blending can at least give you an indication. That's still better than designing on white :)
Apr
8
comment Is it possible to have a page with a transparent background?
Unless you activate overprinting on the other layers. You have to be sure the printer knows what you're up to but, even a bad facsimile is better than looking at it on white.
Apr
7
comment Which classic serif font is this one?
Probably a small cap version.
Apr
6
comment How reliable are the colour blindness previews in Illustrator and Photoshop?
Seems like a reasonable assumption.