Farming Reference Guide – African Style!

farming steps

So, it turns out I’m an expert farmer! Sort of.

Earlier this spring, a team from Sioux Falls set off to Kalalayi in Southern Sudan. The primary goal of the trip was to provide a well for the village, which was desperately needed. While there, the team also wanted to work with the locals to improve their schools, religious instruction, and farming techniques. No sweat, a week or two should be plenty of time, right?

This sounds like a job for a designer!

As a small piece of the puzzle, I volunteered create a guidebook that outlines the basic steps in the Farming God’s Way curriculum. The challenge was to ensure the design could communicate clearly without relying on words. (A few people in Kalalayi can read a little English.) The final product was a set of laminated cards that were spiral bound along the top edge. With any luck these guidebooks will provide an easy reminder of the training the farmers received while the team was in South Sudan.

Take a closer look at the design, along with a PDF of the full guidebook below:
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Vector Social Networks Icon Set 01

What site is complete without a swarm of social network sharing icons? For that matter, what site doesn’t offer a set of vector-based icons for free? Well, in the interest of solidarity, here is my set:

Social Icon Set 2010

Download the Illustrator file here: (528k)

And for the bonus round…

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Seed Icon Set 01 – Somebody ought to be using these!

This is a set of icons I created a few years back when I was updating my portfolio site.

The site is looking a little out of date these days, but I ran across the icons, and thought I should throw them out here so I know where they are in case I find a use for them again. If you want to put them to use, just download the vector-based file below.

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