Monthly Digest & Bookmarks — October 2019

Originally published by Johann Schopplich

Strand Kloser
I found this daisy in the middle of a stone circle along the beach of Hiddensee. Whether someone planted it there or not, the scenery appealed to me.

At several levels, this month’s highlight was the vernissage of my exhibition at Café Koeppen in Greifswald. If you’re interested, you’re welcome to read about it.

After a mentally rough start, it feels like I’ve gotten more inwardly balanced towards month’s end. Like I’m figuring out how to manage my life more in a satisfactory manner again. As a GIF of a friend summed it up the other day, in which I recognized myself: Me, trying to excel at my career, maintain a social life, drink enough water, exercise, text everyone back, stay sane, survive and be happy. If these words are not figurative enough: Shown in the GIF was Cruella De Vil (the villain of 101 Dalmatians) in an infuriating temper.

There are still some projects to finish before I can start working for my new employer, Katapult-Magazin, with a good conscience — and also with the blessing of my bosses. At the moment of writing, the whole of November is ahead of me, so I’m (still) in good shape to get everything done in time before I start my scheduled half-day work at the catapult in December.

Strandgut
The storms of the last few weeks have brought some flotsam and jetsam to the shore.

As you may know, I don't travel home very often and enjoy family reunions accordingly dearly. Last weekend we had the opportunity for three years to spend an extended weekend together ( meaning my brother, my parents and me) on Hiddensee. During our walks on the island, immersed in the autumn change, I was able to stay in the moment frequently. Just like the colours of autumn are hidden under the green of chlorophyll for half a year, my own inner peace and strength came to the fore again.

Strengthened into the new month I go.

October Bookmarks

Useful Resource of the Month

The Freelance Life — Insights into starting, surviving, and growing your freelance business.


uiprint — If you love to draw your idea on paper and want some good sketchpad templates to speed up your design process, get printable wireframes, mockup and sketchpads from uiprints.


cursorOS — This is a collection of original macOS cursors, identical as possible without changes in style. Use them in your Design Systems, User flows, UI Kits, Prototypes, and other design stuff.

Code Snippets & Projects

Web Design Eye Candy

Daniela Covarrubias and Moe Amaya — A website that is entirely devoted to the wedding couple. All information about the two designers can be found there and I am amazed how much love can be put into a website for “just” one event!


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