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what’s sustainable design?

good question! thanks for asking.

first things first: i’m kat himmel – a designer, illustrator & UI specialist with a deep-seated passion for sustainable solutions. I <3 quick-loading websites that retain personality & showcase a commitment to the planet.

there are no easy answers, but i’ll try to put it as succinctly as possible. when it comes to resources, sustainability rests on consuming as few as possible.

you might very well suggest that there’s no way to design without consuming unnecessary energy & materials. this is true enough…but design is intrinsic to life on this planet. it’s embedded in our DNA.

in these volatile times, effective design is also vital to communicating often complex ideas through impactful visuals. so, WE NEED IT…but we also need to ensure that we’re creating in a way that treads more carefully.

in print, that means fewer colours on recycled papers with water-based inks. risograph printing is the perfect solution.

online, it means websites that are less dependent upon heavy graphics so they load quickly & don’t consume as much energy. big bonus points if you choose a green hosting company (shout out to my pals at Ethical Internet in Stroud) for your site.

if you’re ready to talk about how you can tick all these boxes & still build a kickarse presence, pop over to my contact page & send me a quick message.