design delight #1: Emma Cook

Well, hello again! Welcome to the first real post.
This one is a designer delight. These posts indicate that upon my pinning journey I have stumbled upon a notable designer of some sort. The photos displayed are screen shots of my pin(s) of images created by this designer, and the remainder of the post will tell you why I think they are so talented and a little bit about their work.

[As a fair-warning, not all future posts will fall under the designer delight category. So if this post just confuses you or you simply cannot relate, then fret not. I’ll take your angst as a challenge to feature pins of other sorts as well, and I’ll invite you to come back in search of them. And if you love this post, well then thank you. Stay tuned.]

I wanted to spotlight Emma Cook, of Cape Town, South Africa. She’s a freelance illustrator who created these super rad A-Z Design Nerds Flash Cards. Her illustration for the letter Q might be my favorite because my clock is the enemy. Think Superman and kryptonite. But to be honest, every single flash card is spot-on:

Emma Cook: Crash

You know, when you’re up til 2 a.m. working your little fingers to the bone with a million and one tabs open on Google Chrome, and the crash symbol is almost promised.

Better yet, she describes this piece as “another silly little side project,” which gives me solace in knowing that I am not the only one who pours over designs until all hours of the night for my own personal enjoyment.

The rest of her work, from the looks of her website, appears equally as sharp and clean, and it has a cartoon-y edge in the best way possible. It makes her designs so playful that you just cannot stop looking through them all.

Like this one:

Emma Cook: Self-portrait

It’s an adorable self-portrait that she made for a site called The Shape Factory.

Take a look for yourself. You won’t be disappointed, and you can teach adorable little ones the ABCs of design nerds and turn them into cuties of this caliber:
Nerdy baby

So what could be better?

But seriously, has anyone spotted any pins lately that scream design masterpiece and design geek-dom equally as loud?
I’d love to hear about ’em.

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About

I'm Emily Ann Moschner. I was raised on the sunny side of a street in Port Richey, Florida. Growing up, I doodled, sprinkled chalk dust on rollie pollie ollies and yes, hand-copied pages of the dictionary.

Some things never change.

Now, I call Gainesville my fake home. I am a journalism student at the University of Florida, and to the despair of my notebooks, I still doodle. Instead of feed, I photograph insects, or anything else I find remotely picturesque. As for the dictionary, well I am constantly flipping its pages wishing those days of copying had led to any of it sticking in my head.

Alas, I created a blog. To be real, it's for a class. Or maybe that's just an excuse because I follow about 80 and this was the next natural step.

Within the Pin takes pins that I have fawned over on Pinterest and uncovers the creator, designer, explorer, artist, baker and the like behind them. I want to give them the credit they deserve, and I want all of you to be aware of some remarkable art, designs, whereabouts, recipes and more.

So thanks for stopping by.
Let's dive within the pin.

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