My ten favorite posts from the last ten years
I’ve written over 520 posts here on Sketchbook B, but I figured I’d highlight my ten favorite posts over the last decade. These aren’t my most read posts — almost all of those are Adobe Creative Cloud tips — but these are the ones that I’m most proud of. I want to write more like these going forward.
- I made a red velvet cake. Published on January 2018. A recent post about making my mom’s red velvet cake and the fear of failure.
- We become what we consume. Published on August 2017. Not my favorite shirt design from my 52 Shirts project, but my favorite blog post of the series.
- You choose your dysfunction. Published on May 2017. A coffee conversation forces me to reevaluate one of my favorite sayings.
- Kill two birds… Published on February 2017. Trying to kill two birds with one stone isn’t strategy, it’s stupid.
- My most influential classes. Published on October 2016. Looking back at the lasting impact of random classes throughout my educational career.
- ASAP: The lowest priority. Published on September 2016. Real rushes have real deadlines.
- What it’s like to have three kids… Published on November 2015. A reflection on being outnumbered.
- You get what you test for… Published on September 2015. Sometimes, people focus on the test more than the reason for the test.
- Mom, Michael Bierut and Advice on Criticism. Published on January 2013. Reflecting on some advice from my mother about criticism.
- Soup, spoons and social media. Published on November 2009. I ordered soup from Subway. It didn’t go well.
Bob Wertz writes about design, technology and pop culture at Sketchbook B. Bob is a Columbia, South Carolina-based designer, creative director, college instructor, husband and dad. He’s particularly obsessed with typography, the creative process and the tools we use to create. He's currently in the middle of a project to design a new shirt a week for an entire year. Follow Bob on Twitter, Instagram and Micro.Blog.