Book Review | Knitstrips: The World’s First Comic-Strip Knitting Book

Full disclosure: I contributed one design to Knitstrips, the Instant Heirloom shawl, but apart from making the pattern IK-ready I had no involvement with the conception or production of this book whatsoever – I didn’t even see the proofs!  This review was written following my very first reading of Knitstrips, absorbing the book in its…

Favourite Book | Maitland Graves, The Art of Color and Design

Another formative influence. I learnt about the elements and principles of design whilst studying, but it took several years for me to track down the source. The quantity of exercises and interdisciplinary nature of this book make it a must-read for me.

Favourite Book: Don Norman, The Design of Everyday Things

This was the book that made me see that perhaps I could be a designer after all.  The focus on product design, engineering and empathy was refreshing because of the focus on people, and designing products and systems that work for the people using them, not the other way around.