About 30 years ago, I sat across from Larry, a graphic designer. He sketched a pair of salt and pepper shakers in his sketchbook as we talked. He told me he used the book to write down cool ideas, draw sketches, and glue in samples of things he liked. And it got me going.

Although I was a writer at the time, I had a strong leaning toward the visual. Soon after hanging out with Larry, I got my own sketchbook and starting capturing ideas, designs, and things I thought were cool. I