Eric Jennings

blurry picture of a wooden doll

September 27, 1959, Time Unknown

A welcome would have been expected. A welcome might have been expected. You would think. One would think. One might think. If one thought about it. Might have made a difference. One might have thought. So. There was an expectation. Certainly, there was an expectation. There might have been an expectation. There would have been … Read More

Line Drawing of a Jack Knife, Smiley Face, and Pills

alps loiterer

literal prose:we know how this endsdeath smiles every time they visitto datethey have been responsiveto our refusalto participate they usually comesin biker blackfaded leatherwhite pillsleather jeans oral reptiles:we know how this startedderivative sins it always goes the samewe might thinkthe frequency mightmake it easiermight make right but not we know they’re therein plain sightall we … Read More

Black Silhuoutte of a Man's Head

My Echo, My Shadow, and Me

I am a sixty-one-year-old white male of English and Irish descent. I have a genetic disposition for acne, baldness and depression. I am taller than average and slender. Clothing rarely fits me well. I was lied to as a child and things were done to me that should never be done to another human being. … Read More

Book Cover of Design as Art by Bruno Munari

Design as Snobbery

“Design as Art” by Bruno Munari is as insufferable as it is inspiring. My experience as a graphic designer is long, not deep. I’ve been designing part-time for more than twenty years but sporadically and not to the degree that I could call myself more than a novice. I love doing it and have created … Read More

Simple Drawing of a Tooth

Crown Royal Pain

I got my first crown just one month into the shut-in, shut-down, whatever you call it, the beginning of the time when everything changed, when the before and after split. I had been dutifully avoiding contact. I mean to say ravishfully. Introvert’s wet dream, eh? It was traumatic because (the crown) was my first, terrified … Read More

25,000 Year Old Carving of a Female Figure Known as Venus of Willendorf

Don’t Talk About Body Weight in Your Yoga Studio

When I opened my Bikram Yoga studio, I wanted to make it a safe and comfortable space for our clients. In my teacher training with Bikram Choudhury, he modeled a lot of behavior that I was intent on avoiding. Yoga Journal dubbed him the yoga community’s “bad boy,” and he reveled in the notoriety by … Read More

Simple Line Drawing of the Sculpture That This Poem is Based On

fruit lady

This is an ekphrastic poem about a sculpture by John Martini. in her previous lifeshe held up the roofof a high school gymnasium she misses the sneaker chirpsand the thap thap thapof bouncing orange ballsless than she enjoysbeing upright in the sunbearing only the weightof an imaginary fruit bowlon her upturned head with her sculptedmuscular … Read More

Simple Drawing of a Bottle of Beer

Running Away

I run into Mark in the Cap’n Kidd. I believe I have to die, I say to Mark. We’re drinking Bud long necks at the bar. We all have to die, Mark answers. Of course but that’s not what I mean. What do you mean? It feels like I have to die in order to … Read More

Simple Line Drawing of an Answering Machine

You Couldn’t Have Known

Every time I imagine telling the story I start with you. It’s as obvious a place to start as it isn’t. You came into my life almost 30 years after it happened and only stayed a little while. I don’t remember your acquisition the duration of your time in my home nor your departure. Your … Read More

User Experience (UX) Design Trends for 2018

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4 tips for effectively communicating with clients

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5 common myths about graphic design

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Cause and effect: The case for cause marketing

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