NO 1 An Introduction
Hello from Boulder, Colorado. My name is Andy Stone and I run a small design agency that focuses on branding and digital projects.
Over the last nine years, I've worked in print and digital design for startups and national brands. After five years of working in the agency world, the last few years has revolved around more digital-product design and development. I currently run Emerson Stone with my partner Jamie. If you’d like to chat about your next design project, please get in touch.
NO 2 Featured Work
My favorite work work over the last couple of years has focused on branding and digital design for consumer-facing products. Click on any project to read about the process or see more in the portfolio.
NO 3 Most Recent Article
Well-meaning friends and colleagues are all quick to warn freelancers about the roller-coaster life of working without a traditional salary, established benefits, or a 9–5 job. This fear of the peaks and valleys (more so of the valleys) has kept many of my friends in careers about which they’re …
NO 4 Current Interests
I love collecting interesting stories, works of art, and photographs from around the web and want to share my favorites on this site.
Why We Don’t Take Siri Seriously
Joshua does a fantastic job outlining the issues with our little AI assistants right now. The biggest problem is that they do not connect or interact with each other, they often misinterpret our intent, and they are very myopic.
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
Easily my favorite essay from Oliver Sacks. For anyone who wants to know more about his work or why he was so influential, this essay is a must read.
How to Conduct an Effective Stakeholder Interview
A critically important resource for designers as they start on new projects or meet with their clients. While the rules are simple, it will change the way that you think about new projects coming from side of the designer or the client.