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About Jill Specter

Jill has been a designer for over a decade and in that time has worked on a plethora of projects from print to Web. She made this blog to share her voice and experience with the world and contribute to the design community at large.

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Over the last little while (yes that’s a time frame) there has been a HUGE influx of vintage-inspired designs. People seem to seek a more handmade feel in their product’s branding. Perhaps because much of our lives are spent in…

June 5, 2012 by

What makes something stand the test of time? Is it love? A combination of beauty and function? Love, for me at least, is hard to put into words, but whatever it is, it is not often without its dramatics. In…

May 22, 2012 by

Watch “Topsy Turvy” About the film Being ever resourceful and clever, the Eames used toys to illustrate artistry, again showing how everything is connected. Toys were in several of the Eames’s films, including “Tops” (1969), a purely visual film that…

May 8, 2012 by

Crosspatch Fabric Design by Ray, 1945, photographic reproduction. First submitted to a competition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art in 1947, Crosspatch was then commercially produced by Schiffer Prints. What is great and, probably often overlooked, is that Ray…

April 24, 2012 by

Watch “Powers of Ten” client: IBM A rough sketch for a proposed film dealing with the powers of ten and the relative size of things in the Universe. A linear view of our universe from the human scale to the…

April 10, 2012 by

“Eventually, everything connects.” — Charles Eames I love that quote, because it is inherently true. A perfect example is the way the history of music is so connected. The start of Rock n’ Roll was born from a cross-breeding between Rhythm & Blues…

April 3, 2012 by

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