Hey, folks. I'm feeling better over here. A bad cold and bronchitis ripped through my family these past two weeks, and it sucked. But thankfully, we're all getting better. Hope you're all staying healthy.
I don't know about you, but I go through phases of being burnt out with design. I love and obsess about design so profoundly that it sometimes takes a toll on me, and I need a break from it. That's where I'm at now.
Outside of my design job and this newsletter, I've focused my energy and creativity elsewhere over the last month, mostly around music. I've started a shoegaze band called Bad Device, and I'm writing and recording a 4-track EP that should be out next month. Since high school, I've wanted to form a rock band and play live shows. I never did it for one reason or another, but now at age 44, I said, "Fuck it, I'm going to do it." Should be fun. Here's the album cover I designed.
I'm also teaching myself electrical circuitry to build a guitar effects pedal. It's exciting to design a physical product like this, and I'm looking forward to the aesthetics part of the enclosure. If it turns out well, I might sell it in limited quantities.
More soon. Enjoy this issue.
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