Ben Dunkle’s Blog


Mar. 18, 2015

Why I don’t put a link to my website in my clients’ footers

Because it looks bad. When someone builds your house, they don’t put “built by houses-r-us™”. When someone replaces your roof, maybe they’ll stick a sign in your lawn saying “Roof by roofs-r-us™”, but you’re gonna yank that thing out pretty quickly. If people want to know who built my site, they’ll contact the site owner.

Feb. 18, 2015

Lorem Ipsum

Why do we use this in designing comps? There’s a psychological occurrence that needs to be explored here. “Pretend this is the text that will really be hear” is a loaded request.

Jan. 25, 2015

Nancy soccer

She’s the only one on the field without an “uh” sound at the end of her name. The coaches are playing with them in a little scrimmage, and they keep kicking the balls at the girls.

Jan. 18, 2015

Sunday morning Wacom fun

Jan. 13, 2015

More type :)


Trying to do more hand fonts in 2015.

Jan. 11, 2015

Depeche Mode

Always been one of my favorite bands, but their songs are hit or miss. Actually, the segments of their songs are like that. At times they can blow me away with Gahan’s vocals and the layers beneath, and then lose me with a shift into something that’s just not right. E.g.: The chorus there is […]

Jan. 06, 2015

On teaching

The best way to teach is to learn with your students.

Jan. 02, 2015

2015 New Year’s Resolutions

Read more Write more Art more Music more Consume less Clean up

Aug. 29, 2014

Narrow focus

Responsive design means narrowing your viewport to see if you can still understand the content.  

May. 28, 2014

Nancy the swimmer

So Nan has decided she doesn’t want to swim. Well, she’s always complained about going to swim team but I finally caved and stopped bringing her. I guess that makes me a bad parent. I just got sick of fighting with her, dragging her out the door with a grocery bag of wet towels, suits, […]

May. 17, 2014

Game idea

This is so simple, and doable You control a node You can move that node around in a fixed 2d space If you collide with another node, you fight by clicking as fast as you can If you click faster than that node, you grow Clickrate is modified by your size The bigger you are, […]

Nov. 14, 2013

Hard to get into new music

There’s so much great music out there, but I can’t really find any. Problem is, the times in my life when I really discovered music were when I had a little peer pressure –  high school, college, working in an office – and the people around me would play stuff, make me listen to stuff, […]

Oct. 16, 2013

The good old days of 25¢ video games

Once upon a time I was an arcade junkie. I would dump quarter upon quarter trying to understand the inner workings of the most beautiful machines I knew of, these arcade consoles. But I never had enough money. My cousin Paul dinardo, apparently, did, as he pwned the high-score in tempest (the greatest video game […]


For me, life is seeing. Drawing is regurgitation.

Sep. 26, 2013

Chubby design

You heard it here first, folks. The next big thing in cutting-edge design is hereby being dubbed “chubby” design. What is chubby? Bursting at the seams Easy/inviting to touch/rub The opposite of all this hyperthin helvetica apple rolled out with ios 7 Get the first unapologetic chubby design today – the chubbies icon font:

Sep. 24, 2013

Eli playing tuba

Sep. 21, 2013

Easy BBQ Chicken

Ingredients: 1 chicken, cut into 8 pieces, or whatever bone-in chicken you have laying around 1 bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce ———- Start the grill. Dump the bottle of sauce in a pot. Fill the bottle with water, shake it up, pour into the pot. When it’s boiling, add the chicken. Cook for 20-25 […]

Sep. 20, 2013

Intellectual property

So I think our DMA grads could be better suited to pursue IP law than any other program’s grads in the country.

Sep. 09, 2013


A couple cool type stuffies I got at a yard sale.  

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