Coffee Interviews: Inspired Angela and Design, Taste, and Vulnerability Angela is a blogger and graphic designer for a Catholic evangelization apostolate who took some time to chat with me about how God steered her from a drumming, tap-dancing, artistic childhood to working on graphic design for Toyota then to working as a graphic designer for a Catholic apostolate.

Angela writes at InspiredAngela where she focuses on art, love, Jesus, and new media. You can also find her on the tweets at: @inspiredangela

Some of the topics we chatted about:

How do you work on developing good taste in design or writing or anything? How to find masters in a field to grow your taste Zepplin Trial and error in design Bumpers Where is the line between being true to yourself and not overly exposing yourself to the world in art, writing, the spiritual life, or anything you do?

Show Notes:

Paul Soupiset - Graphic Designer The Tattoo Catholic Jukebox Stairway to Heaven Ok really...Stairway to Heaven Battle of Evermore Chatting SQPN Radio Network Catholic New Media Conference - San Antonio AIGA American Institute of Graphic Arts AIM Pantone Blog Angela's Article on Remaining True to Oneself Angela's Article on Vulnerability Bumpers

“This world is full of conflicts and full of things that cannot be reconciled, but there are moments when we can transcend the dualistic system and reconcile and embrace the whole mess, and that’s what I mean by ‘Hallelujah.’ That regardless of what the impossibility of the situation is, there is a moment when you open your mouth and you throw open your arms and you embrace the thing and you just say, ‘Hallelujah! Blessed is the name.’ Lenard Cohen

Moleskine (Molskinne? Molskiney?) Journals (These are my fav)

Angela's Senior Thesis: "New Media, New Evangelization: The Unique Benefits of New Media and Why the Catholic Church Should Engage Them"

Diigo bookmarking and "knowledge management"

Angela's talk on the Sacred Heart: Lift Up Your Hearts

The Sacred Heart Jesus knew and loved us each and all during his life, his agony and his Passion, and gave himself up for each one of us: “The Son of God. . . loved me and gave himself for me.” He has loved us all with a human heart. For this reason, the Sacred Heart of Jesus, pierced by our sins and for our salvation, “is quite rightly considered the chief sign and symbol of that. . . love with which the divine Redeemer continually loves the eternal Father and all human beings” without exception. CCC 478

Some of my favorite articles by Angela: Inspired Art: "Divine Praises, Divine Heart" Inspired Parish Bulletins (Series) Where I Get Free High-Quality Stock Images Tools for Communicators: How to Use Color Effectively