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Chicago, IL
Freelance Designer in Chicago
Interests: design, writing, natural health, running, travel
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Thanks everyone for your kind words and committment to Treat. I have enjoyed writing and learning from this blog for five great years and wish the best for you in the future. Farewell, Derilyn Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2011 at Treat
Thats great! Im glad it helped. Derilyn
Toggle Commented Sep 8, 2011 on Home Work Spaces at Treat
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There's an article by Janet Maslin in the New York Times about a book dedicated to typography and serves as an introduction to those who are interested in it, but didn't realize it had a formal name. Just My Type, by Simon Garfield, answers questions about where fonts come from... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2011 at Treat
Hi Tracy, Thanks. Yeah, its time to move on to something new. Its been great chatting with you on and off throughout the years. Ill still be a part of the blogosphere so Ill continue to check out what youre doing as well. Yeah, keep in touch. You can always e-mail me through my design studio site. Derilyn
Toggle Commented Aug 15, 2011 on A Bittersweet Announcement at Treat
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Interesting article by Lisa Respers France about the fascination with natural African American hair. Click here to read the article from CNN. Check out the video below of Keneesha Hudson, owner of Urbanbella salon in Atlanta. Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2011 at Treat
This post is bittersweet in that I am announcing that Wednesday, September 14, 2011 will be the last day that I will be writing posts for this blog. It's difficult in that I will not be getting your wonderful feedback, but exciting because I am looking forward to a new... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2011 at Treat
Kim, of Mad Blue Designs in Seattle, creates original handmade messenger and shoulder bags, clutches, totes, wristlets, kindle bags, and yes, even coffee holders and more. Each pattern she uses are her one-of-a-kind creation and she states that she only uses top quality hardware on all of her bags. Check... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2011 at Treat
My sister bought me an April Marin scarf years ago and I absolutely love it. I know these pictures are off season, but during these economic times, you might as well prepare early. Check out these elegant fashions and more of her collection at Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2011 at Treat
Wow…shocked at the news I've just read: Sylvia Harris, the founder and Creative Director of Citizen Research & Design passed away on Sunday, July 24. I'm shocked because I was just recently thinking about her on Sunday, which is why I wrote the previous post. She is one of my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2011 at Treat
I remember going to my first AIGA Conference years ago—maybe 2004—in Washington, D.C. and hearing Sylvia Harris speak. Unfortunately, I hadn't heard or learned about Black designers, so I was surprised to learn about Sylvia Harris and all of her accomplishments. Ms. Harris is an information designer and has been... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2011 at Treat
Check out this fun test I found on Newsweek. This is a sample of the Torrence Test of Creative Thinking, a test that measures your CQ or Creative Quotient. Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2011 at Treat
Lovely tea towels by Sweet Harvey of Des Moines, Iowa. She also creates scarves, tote bags, pillow covers, and other delightful screenprinted as well as letterpressed goods. Check out her Etsy shop. Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2011 at Treat
This is an interesting article from the Wall Street Journal. It states that the United States has more people working in government "the taker" than there are people working in farming and manufacturing "the makers." I think that's a philosophy that has been long overlooked. Do you suppose the pendulum... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2011 at Treat
These are photos I took of beautiful patterns inside some of the buildings in downtown Chicago. If you use these photos elsewhere, please credit Derilyn Chambers as the photographer. Thank you! Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2011 at Treat
I agree Vanessa. There should be one in Chicago as well. ... Derilyn Chambers Sent from my iPhone
Toggle Commented Jul 16, 2011 on The world's first Graphic Design museum at Treat
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In some neighborhoods in Chicago there is an absence of grocery stores that provide fresh fruits and vegetables to people in the community. Fresh Moves, a mobile produce market, provides a healthy food oasis within these food deserts. 'Fresh Moves' Bus Gives West Side Communities Access to Fresh Produce :... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2011 at Treat
Tracy V. has started a new blog called One Brown Crafter. The blog "highlights the work of brown artists and crafters of all ethnicities both domestically and globally," serving as a platform for expanding the diversity within arts and crafts. It brings artists of color more into the forefront so... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2011 at Treat
When Designer & Illustrator Kim Neill was coming up with an idea for a client gift, she decided that instead of making traditional chocolate chip cookies, she would create Pantone chips. She placed the cookies in tins she found at Blick Art Supply, a perfect complement. Which cookies were the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2011 at Treat
I visited the Chicago History Museum as research for one of my grad classes, but I'm ashamed to say that I had never been until now. It was definitely a treat. There was so much interesting information and it was so beautifully executed that my eyes couldn't really focus. I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2011 at Treat
You may have to do a double-take, but yes, these are shoes. Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2011 at Treat
Youre welcome! Im glad youve had a great experience with Treat.
Toggle Commented Apr 9, 2011 on Girl Scout brand refresh at Treat
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by Crystal Worrell Click image to view larger. I want you to think of the best thing that you’ve ever created. Something that you love that has received praise and attention. Something that you would not change in any way. Remember all of the thought, time and effort that you... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2011 at Treat
I had to revise this post because it played automatically and interfered with reading new posts. If you're interested in hearing Sir Ken Robinson's perspective about schools killing creativity, you can hear the discussion by clicking here. Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2011 at Treat
Hi Crystal, No problem at all! Im glad youre contributing your talents to Treat!
Toggle Commented Apr 5, 2011 on Meet Treat's new guest writer at Treat
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Hi everyone, Treat is changing things up a bit. I will be adding a guest writer whom you will especially enjoy! She will be writing a monthly column on independent films. These films will be visually and conceptually explorative, awakening your film senses and encouraging you to go beyond the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2011 at Treat