Square Pegs & Round Holes

Sometimes the client and the designer do not fit. Plain and simple. It’s not a judgement of taste or style. It’s not an insult to one person or another. It’s just a fact of life. People dress differently, like different music, and have different opinions. Design is not an exception to this reality. It’s okay [...]

By |February 13th, 2018|

Late Night Typography

Is it sad to explore fonts on a Friday night? The answer to that question is clearly and unequivocally, "yes." But then, that's what makes me a proud designer. It's important to know who you are and to do what you love. I am a designer and I love typography. When I take a vacation, [...]

By |March 12th, 2017|

2016: Year in Review

It was a very good year for Future Boy Design. With pride and satisfaction, let's look back on 2016. On Design This was a big one. After working so very hard on my second book, and first non-photography book, On Design was released in the summer. The book took months to write, months to edit, [...]

By |January 8th, 2017|

The Mad Pride of Intellectuality.

The building of one’s intellect brings with it the growth of one’s ego. Edgar Allen Poe called it, “the mad pride of intellectuality”, words that are more valid today than ever before in a culture of micro celebrity and follower counting. We see it in our social media feeds through the boisterous know-it-alls that litter [...]

By |December 2nd, 2016|


I am often asked about motivation, particularly when it comes to personal projects. How does an artist or designer or photographer maintain the interest and energy to balance client work and personal work? How does he or she find the time? The answer is both simple and complicated. The Simple Answer You either do it [...]

By |November 3rd, 2016|

On Design

On Design A Guidebook for Designers on the Principles and Business of Graphic Design by Justin Negard After a year of work, from writing to art to layout, I'm really proud to release my new book. Thank you to everyone that has worked with me, supported me, or allowed me the honor of designing [...]

By |July 12th, 2016|