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Kristina Lakeway

Kristina Lakeway - August 15, 2016

Designing With No Images

Web design incorporates compelling imagery to create an impact and add that personable touch. Imagery is easily utilized to support the textual messages associated with it, and to sell products and lifestyles.…

Kristina Lakeway - May 6, 2015

Data Visualization Best Practices

Incorporating data visualizations is a great way to make your work stand out, and be more engaging. But, not all data visualizations are created equal! Today, I’m filling you in on some…

Kristina Lakeway - April 30, 2015

Best Web Conferences of 2015

Like with any career field, you only get better by learning new things. At WDG, attending workshops and conferences is a huge part of what we as designers, developers, strategists, and marketers…

Kristina Lakeway - March 18, 2015

Why Should You Use Illustrations? (Video)

So, What are Illustrations? Basically, illustrations are depictions of an artist’s imagination. But why, precisely, are illustrations central to the the wonderful world of web design? What’s the point of spending those…

Kristina Lakeway - February 20, 2015

Get Hired: How to Create the Perfect Design Portfolio

So, you’ve got an interview. You’ve practiced your answers and researched all the details that go into the position. But how’s your design portfolio looking? It should go without saying that, as…

Kristina Lakeway - December 17, 2014

Agency vs. In-House Designers: What’s the Difference?

Back in November, Randall, Kaitlyn, and I ventured into D.C. to listen to Cap Watkins, Etsy’s Senior Design Manager. Cap’s talk covered all the neat aspects of Etsy’s product design principles. It…

Kristina Lakeway - September 5, 2014

Say Hello to Our Little Friends: Buddy, Duke, and Harley

At WDG, we are always looking for ways to boost morale and promote an awesome work culture. Kayaks, basketball hoops, game rooms, Friday breakfast–you name it, we have it. (Or at least…

Kristina Lakeway - August 11, 2014

Best Illustration Practices: How to Illustrate

The only difference between good and great illustration is experience. What follows is a helpful walkthrough of what I have found to be the best practices to uphold when creating illustrations. This…

Kristina Lakeway - August 1, 2014

Best Illustration Practices: The Client Edition

There are a lot of things to take into consideration when creating an illustration for a client, and no, it’s not just colors and images. When creating an illustration, I have to…