John Freeborn

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Something Broken, Something Borrowed

It’s been a long time since normal. I know that many people are mentally over it, or in simple denial. Whatever the case, reality has a way of punching back. I don’t have any answers. I’m not a doctor, epidemiologist, viral researcher or even someone who…

Fall Back Into It

The air is getting cooler. It’s time to get to work and start knocking out some solid project work. I won’t dwell on how, when or what–but you know the deal.

Graphic Design/Branding

A Curious Batch

This weeks links are a little different and I can’t put my finger on why. My sources are fairly similar. I don’t think there’s a new agenda. There’s a slew of links, across disciplines–as usual. It just feels different.

Web Design/UX/UI

So it goes

In the words of Kurt Vonnegut, “so it goes.” Nothing we can do but keep on, keeping’ on. So we do. Another week, another batch of links–so it goes.

Web Design/UX/UI

We’re In The Home Stretch

It dawned on me over the weekend that September is half over. October will be here in a minute and then we’ve got two months and 2021 is done. It’s not a lot of time. I try and wrap up a few projects before the…


There’s a thing going on today. This is not that thing. It’s a totally different thing. Enjoy.


Infinite Loop

MISSIONARY: Look at you! You’re just wasting your life away, lying around like that.

SAMOAN: Why? What do you think I should be doing?

MISSIONARY: Well, there are plenty of coconuts all around here. Why not dry some copra and sell it?

SAMOAN: And why would I want…

Is it over already?

The end of August marks the end of Summer. I like Fall, but this Summer was a bit of a wash. Time to buckle down and get into the work.


Too Many Options, Let’s Break It Down

I’m easily distracted. But, I’m good about finding time to work on what’s important. When you have a dozen projects going at once (not an exaggeration) you have find ways to prioritize. I use a prioritization matrix to help me work through what’s…

Three Times Two Equals Twenty Seven

I’ve always got at least three too many projects going at any given moment in time. This has been true for as long as I can remember. The projects range in scale and scope. They span disciplines and reasons for existing. The only commonality…

John Freeborn

designer, artist, skateboarder and video gamer

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