A Final Word

Welcome to the archived xheight — a collaborative blog that ran throughout 2011. This blog with see no further updates, but it will remain online and accessible in its preserved form. If this is your first visit I’m sure you’ll find something interesting to read. xheight started with no particular agenda other than to provide [...]

Exercising the Mind

Recently, I’ve been exploring the deeper meanings behind our work and defining who we are as designers. One of the prevalent themes I’ve been researching is how one “designs their mindset.” Strengthening our conscience with regular and daily exercise can serve us a well-rounded and purposeful life, comparative to running a marathon and the desirable [...]

xheight and a New Year

Hello Two Thousand and Twelve! xheight is back and this year I’ll make sure it will be better than ever! Funny how often we make resolutions. It’s either that, or quip about how arbitrary a “date” really is. A condescending laugh at those who endeavour, or an unwitting admittance of no ambition, I wonder? For me at least, [...]

Turning the Light Back On

I have ideas. They appear at random and I try to write them down before I forget. I like to think the difference between an idea and a thought is that an idea is often followed by a refreshing sense of relief. It always seems like the most exhilarating ideas are the hardest to pen down. [...]

Every Pixel Matters

When you’re starting to set your goals, you want to have it perfect right? So does everybody else. The first time I decided to resign from the company I’ve work for and go freelance I imagined that the road would be easy and that I could design whatever I wanted. Well, it hasn’t worked out [...]


A lot of people get nostalgic when faced with the often intrusive evolution of technology. Partly it’s down to our willingness and ability to change; our adaptiveness. New things can be overwhelming, too complex to justify upgrading from the current norm. I often find myself saying “What does this solve? I don’t have a problem [...]

Learning to freelance

It’s been 1½ year since I left my position as Creative Director for a stellar agency in Utah and started freelancing full time. Over the course of that time I’ve been lucky enough to have some awesome clients around the world. While I do miss my old co-workers and crew, it’s been an unbelievable ride. [...]

Storytelling in Design

I’ve always wanted to prove to the world that with enough hard work, strong dedication, and a little bit of patience – anyone can achieve anything they want to achieve. It has been done and proven a thousand times before by those who are now our worlds most inspirational figures, and I want to be next. This is an [...]

Respecting Ethics

Merriam Webster defines ethics as: “a set of moral principles : a theory or system of moral values” I think we can all agree that’s a pretty accurate description of what we understand by ethics. But right of the bat, there’s a problem. Ethics is defined as a theory or system. But we have neither. [...]

The Educated Designer

It’s a quiet Sunday morning and I’ve found myself thinking. Dangerous in itself I know, but the question that’s cranking my brain into motion this lovely sunny morning is on a whole new level: “Should web designers know how to code?” Boy, has that one caused debate in the web design community. It rises its [...]