A more joyful Monday arrives… on Thursday!


I think my brain must have two channels: design, and writing. I haven’t yet figured out how to bridge the two. When I’m deep in design, it’s hard to make space to write about it. It’s not that I don’t get ideas for things to write about — I do, many of them — but for some reason the synapses are all firing in a non-verbal direction, and I struggle to switch back into a narrative mode.

Perhaps one day I’ll learn. But for now, I’m getting reacquainted with the process of stringing words together in preparation for the reveal of our collaboration with Studio 360 to #bringjoy to Monday through design. There’s a lot on my mind, but I don’t want to accidentally drop spoilers in my exuberance so I’ll just say for now that it was an incredibly fun few weeks, and I found myself inspired daily by Karin, Top, Erika, and all the designers in the studio who offered their ideas, their hands, and their giant sprinkle cookies to our efforts.

The redesign will be featured on this week’s episode of Studio 360, and on their website. (And if you haven’t been following along, you can listen to part one and part two here.) Once the segment is up, I’ll share some peeks behind the scenes at our inspiration and process for the redesign. For now, please enjoy this image of Grumpy Rainbow Cat, my personal muse throughout this whole experience. You know when you throw a ray of sunshine and optimism on some crappy moment and you’re with someone who just won’t snap out of it? Grumpy Rainbow Cat reminds me of people who hate Mondays and just can’t imagine a world where Mondays don’t suck. I don’t know if we “fixed” Monday for you die-hard Monday-haters, but we sure tried to shine some rainbows in there for you :)

See you tomorrow!

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