By Tobias van Schneider Published February 17, 2017
I'm Tobias, you probably know me or some of my articles if you've been reading this blog for a while. I wanted to give you a quick status update on how things are going.
My writing has been around for a while now, but this blog is fairly new and I can tell you I LOVE writing for it every single day. It's next to my weekly Sunday email, my main medium to communicate with you and express myself.
It's hard to put this blog into a category, but looking at the last couple of months, most of the writing on here is about design, productivity and self improvement.
My ultimate goal with this blog is to create a platform and archive of articles that talk about design & making things, but from the perspective of a maker, not a writer.
It's one of these things I dislike the most about the majority of design magazines or design blogs out there. Most of them are owned by publishing empires and articles are written by random self-proclaimed "journalists" with zero insight into the design or maker community. They're mostly trash, they're fast food.
This blog should be the opposite. Real people working as real designers or makers who also happen to write articles and share knowledge once in a while. The goal is to share a healthy mix of philosophical articles and articles that are a bit more about the nitty gritty of being a designer or maker. For example articles about great Typeface resources, or how I edit my pictures for Instagram.
With all these articles our aim is to cover a fairly large field of interest, but still targeting you, the individual reader who is probably some sort of designer or creator (even if not, I'm glad you're reading). I believe that being a designer is a lot more than just being interested in colors, typefaces and shapes.
In the end, this blog is meant to motivate you and inspire you. It's meant to lower the entry barrier for people who like to get into design, become better at design or simply just want to create their own products.
I'm constantly working on new improvements for the blog, little code adjustments and little design tweaks. And more recently, adding guest writers I personally collaborate with to give you even more content to enjoy & inspire.
If you like to support this blog, all you have to do is just sharing it with your friends and hopefully it provides some value to them. As of now, this blog will remain advertising free and if this will ever change, you will be the first to know.
Hi, I'm Tobias, a German designer living in New York. I'm the author of this blog, nice to meet you!