Justin Kemerling

Independent designer and collaborator living in Omaha. I work with progressive changemakers and do-gooders. http://www.justinkemerling.com


Make It Smaller

Aspiring to master the “design basics”


We’ve all heard it. A client just asked you to “make the logo bigger.” Or maybe you were the person doing the…


Design the Framework, Then Get to the Making


A two-day working shop of design called ROTATOR

Constraints are essential in the world of design. The boundaries…


Grandpa Joe

My Grandpa Joe wasn’t a formal man. On the informal side of things, my Grandma asked me when we were last visiting if I’d help her put together some stories to share about Grandpa…


Three powerful, little words we love

The story of the collaborative “I Voted Today” project


When you start a new project, there’s both the tremendously loud…


Four Years Is Not A Sprint

Design in the startup space


In my independent design practice, working with a particular type of client has been an integral part of my…


When It’s “Jump”

How to have less missed opportunities


It started when I realized I had missed out on a great collaboration opportunity because I was too focused on a…


Make It Smaller

Aspiring to master the “design basics”


We’ve all heard it. A client just asked you to “make the logo bigger.” Or maybe you were the person doing the…