What it is:
A reflection on the things that I’ve done wrong and what I can learn from those events, wrapped up in a design exercise.
How it came to be:
I was reading Tina Seelig’s What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20 and she presents the idea of a “Failure Resume”, a résumé that “summarizes all [the] biggest screwups—personal, professional, and academic. For every failure, each student must describe what he or she learned from that experience.”
I decided to review some of my biggest failures and post them on the internet– I might as well make it look pretty. I am particularly happy with the font pairing:
- My name is written in Vazilas from Luzi Type foundry (I am using their sample version for a noncommercial purpose).
- Everything else is in various iterations of Azeret Mono.
Feedback + further implications
In retrospect the font size could stand to be smaller, the margins were not well-considered, and I’m not happy with how I incorporated the Jack D. Shwager quote at the top of the page.
I could list all my criticisms about this and turn it into another failure resume about my failure to design a failure resume that fails at its intended purpose. But that’s too meta.