In a recent version of AIA’s Guidelines for Design and Construction of Healthcare Facilities, access to nature is recommended. All Planetree Designated Hospitals incorporate nature as part of their healing environments. Healthcare is seeing growing consumer engagement, requirements on patient satisfaction and the creation of healing environments in place of the old monolithic hospitals of our past. Healthcare must connect the demands of body, mind and spirit in order to meet these modern demands. Adding nature as part of the healing environment seems like common sense.Continue Reading
Every project requires individualized levels of oversight. As a Creative Director, I communicate the intended level of oversight I believe each project will benefit most from. Projects are balancing acts between oversight and designer creativity.
Working as a graphic designer I tend to notice when someone who isn’t as experienced puts a brochure or handout together. For example, getting a handout and everything is the same font size. I know that a designer isn’t always available to work on these types of projects, so I thought this would be a good opportunity to give a brief tip to add visual interest to your design.Continue Reading
With infinite options for the “look” of your graphics, how do you begin to choose what best fits your space and content?