Things I Love /
Things I've Learned

TIL was inspired by Joe Sparano's Great™s and Aaron James Draplin's Things We Love. This is a running list of the things that are important to me; that have had/have an impact in my life. Be it an app, movie, place, person, service, website, or book, it goes on the list. There is no meaning to the order, I just add things as I go.


  1. My Papu
  2. My Nona
  3. My Grandma
  4. Design
  5. Sunsets
  6. My Mom
  7. My Dad
  8. Standards Manuals
  9. This Is Chicago by AIGA Chicago
  10. My Brothers
  11. Val
  12. Timex Weekender (Chronograph)
  13. UE Boom 2
  14. Camp Timberlane for Boys
  15. The Alchemist by Paulo Cohelo
  16. Teehan + Lax
  17. Jack
  18. The Chicago Flag
  19. Luke
  20. Waterskiing
  21. Snowboarding
  22. Roboto
  23. Field Notes
  24. Helvetica Bold
  25. Aaron James Draplin
  26. The Friendly Midwest
  27. The Green Pacific Northwest
  28. Rock Climbing
  29. Paul Rand
  30. Why city flags may be the worst-designed thing you’ve never noticed
  31. Glass Art
  32. Zack
  33. 99 Percent Invisible
  34. Tron: Legacy
  35. Banana Bread
  36. If— by Rudyard Kipling
  37. The Cremation of Sam McGee by Robert W. Service
  38. The Newsroom
  39. Chef
  40. Brackets
  41. 15 Rounds - Billy Crystal