By February, I really started to define this project. I began to build on to the previous day’s design or revisit things from earlier in the week. A few of my favorites from the year were actually created this month including the weather icons and app. Around this time I became very interested in user experience and responsive web design. I had gone on several inspirational studio tours with the AIGA Chicago Mentor Program and I started to apply what I was seeing and learning to my own designs.

    February 1:   Topographical chalk doodle.

February 1: Topographical chalk doodle.

    February 2:   Got myself stuck in a sticky situation today.

February 2: Got myself stuck in a sticky situation today.

    February 3:   Searching for a new way to draw my K's.

February 3: Searching for a new way to draw my K's.

    February 4:   Icons in the works: daily design or significant nonsense?

February 4: Icons in the works: daily design or significant nonsense?

    February 5:   …or we could keep things simply typographic.

February 5: …or we could keep things simply typographic.

    February 6:   Mood board for the Significant Nonsense logo.

February 6: Mood board for the Significant Nonsense logo.

    February 7:   Some days you really have to force it.

February 7: Some days you really have to force it.

    February 8:   Playing around with my new font Metropolis and googling typographic terms.

February 8: Playing around with my new font Metropolis and googling typographic terms.

    February 9:   Too seven components in the works (mood board).

February 9: Too seven components in the works (mood board).

    February 10:   Coffee bag label.

February 10: Coffee bag label.

    February 11:   Saw these moving dots in a dream.

February 11: Saw these moving dots in a dream.

    February 12:   Saw a Q drawn this way and wanted to join in the fun .

February 12: Saw a Q drawn this way and wanted to join in the fun.

    February 13:   Untitled randomness .

February 13: Untitled randomness.

    February 14:   Blind deboss .

February 14: Blind deboss.

    February 15:   Recreated the sign at the Quincy brown line stop.

February 15: Recreated the sign at the Quincy brown line stop.

    February 16:   Patterns

February 16: Patterns

    February 17:   One long scribble .

February 17: One long scribble.

    February 18:   Postage stamp.

February 18: Postage stamp.

    February 19:   Website layout sketch.

February 19: Website layout sketch.

 February 20: I'm thinking about creating a new portfolio website, so I've been looking at what my peers are doing and getting a feel for different layouts.

February 20: I'm thinking about creating a new portfolio website, so I've been looking at what my peers are doing and getting a feel for different layouts.

    February 21:   About Significant Nonsense .

February 21: About Significant Nonsense.

    February 22:   Went to CreativeMornings/Chicago with Plural Design where they talked about getting weird and a new project using only glyphs.

February 22: Went to CreativeMornings/Chicago with Plural Design where they talked about getting weird and a new project using only glyphs.

    February 23:   Flip clock plugin idea/sketch.

February 23: Flip clock plugin idea/sketch.

    February 24:   Weather icons.

February 24: Weather icons.

  February 25:  I am frustrated with The Weather Channel app because it is too cluttered with ads and unnecessary graphics which lengthen load time and distract the user from the main goal, so I came up with this concept for a simple and clean design.

February 25: I am frustrated with The Weather Channel app because it is too cluttered with ads and unnecessary graphics which lengthen load time and distract the user from the main goal, so I came up with this concept for a simple and clean design.

    February 26:   Met my AIGA Chicago Mentor Group at the Harold Washington Library and perused the topographical maps while I waited for the group to arrive.

February 26: Met my AIGA Chicago Mentor Group at the Harold Washington Library and perused the topographical maps while I waited for the group to arrive.

    February 27:   Thinking about a sort of timeline/sliding website design .

February 27: Thinking about a sort of timeline/sliding website design.

    February 28 :  An idea for a web graphic, image slideshow (cut this one real close, 11:52 PM).

February 28: An idea for a web graphic, image slideshow (cut this one real close, 11:52 PM).