I’m intrigued by the new iPad Pro. But for what I do, I think I need to stick with some flavor of MacBook for my mobile needs. It’s a tougher decision for me than it’s ever been, though.

I love that ESPN has rebranded ESPN2 as “The Ocho” today and is airing obscure sports. (If you don’t understand the reference, watch the movie Dodgeball.)

Bob Wertz

Husband, Dad (x3), Creative Director at @UofSC, Type Designer, Teacher and Volunteer. Blogs at Sketchbook B and Wanted in Columbia.

A couple of weeks ago, before I left for vacation, I spent a little extra time cleaning my desk and organizing email and files. Having that clean desk when you get back in the office really does make a world of difference.

Bob Wertz

Husband, Dad (x3), Creative Director at @UofSC, Type Designer, Teacher and Volunteer. Blogs at Sketchbook B and Wanted in Columbia.

My six-year-old steps on a Lego and he goes into full World Cup soccer “injury” mode – rolling on the floor, grabbing his foot and screaming. 

Bob Wertz

Husband, Dad (x3), Creative Director at @UofSC, Type Designer, Teacher and Volunteer. Blogs at Sketchbook B and Wanted in Columbia.

Running errands with my 13-year-old daughter and I learned that she has very strong opinions about the eggs on fast food breakfast sandwiches.

Bob Wertz

Husband, Dad (x3), Creative Director at @UofSC, Type Designer, Teacher and Volunteer. Blogs at Sketchbook B and Wanted in Columbia.

I told my 10-year-old to stop reading in the dark. “It will hurt your eyes,” I said. ”That’s a lie parents tell their children,” she replied. “I saw the video on YouTube.”

Bob Wertz

Husband, Dad (x3), Creative Director at @UofSC, Type Designer, Teacher and Volunteer. Blogs at Sketchbook B and Wanted in Columbia.

My issue with social media right now isn't necessarily about privacy... It's more an issue with return on investment. How much time am I putting into Facebook and Twitter and what am I getting out of it?

Bob Wertz

Husband, Dad (x3), Creative Director at @UofSC, Type Designer, Teacher and Volunteer. Blogs at Sketchbook B and Wanted in Columbia.

I'm seriously thinking about leaving Facebook and Twitter and just going with Micro.Blog and Instagram. I just don't feel like I'm getting anything out of social media today...

Bob Wertz

Husband, Dad (x3), Creative Director at @UofSC, Type Designer, Teacher and Volunteer. Blogs at Sketchbook B and Wanted in Columbia.

I'm rattled by the suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. I had a recent talk with a friend about mental health and creativity, and the stress that designers, writers and other creatives put on themselves. Expectations are unrelenting and exhausting.

Bob Wertz

Husband, Dad (x3), Creative Director at @UofSC, Type Designer, Teacher and Volunteer. Blogs at Sketchbook B and Wanted in Columbia.

I hate it when I have the perfect name for something – a blog, project, font, etc. – and it's already taken. 

Bob Wertz

Husband, Dad (x3), Creative Director at @UofSC, Type Designer, Teacher and Volunteer. Blogs at Sketchbook B and Wanted in Columbia.