I was recently interviewed by my coworker Alicia for a meet the team blog post all about yours truly. In my interview, I had mentioned a bit of advice I heard from Jim Coudal via my good friend Mig’s project, Humble Pied. Jim’s advice was to “rip something off”. Be sure to watch the video for the full context. Afterwards, Alicia recommended a book called Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon, so I ordered it immediately.

Steal Like an Artist

As soon as I finished reading, I set out to test these theories by stealing this blog design. Information Architects has been one of my favorite brands for a very long time and anything involving those guys is worth stealing. If you like writing in markdown, buy their Writer app.

Also, be sure to read the book for the full context as there is an art to stealing. It’s only $7 on Amazon and takes about an hour to read.

Anyways, there is plenty more to be stolen…