Fates Allow

graphic design · web design & development

Fates Allow is a one-woman graphic and web design studio, by a designer who loves to code.

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Adam's Berry Farm postcard

Adam’s Berry Farm

brand collateral

Fates Allow moodboard

Fates Allow


State of Mind Magazine

State of Mind Magazine

editorial design

Fates Allow

surface design

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Fates Allow


La Cupcakerie

La Cupcakerie


Phish calendar



Blissful Healing Massage logo

Blissful Healing

brand identity, brand collateral

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Keeping Focus: The Pomodoro Technique

I discovered the Pomodoro Technique about five years ago when I was back in school for design. I lean towards being a procrastinator (okay, I am a procrastinator) and I needed a way to focus on what I was doing. I guess I googled for help and stumbled on the Pomodoro Technique. It’s named Pomodoro — Italian for “tomato” — after those old school tomato kitchen timers. It’s super simple: You set a timer for …

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I’m a Magazine Addict, and I Like It.

My name is Beth, and… I’m a magazine addict. I’ve been one for quite some time, and I plan to be one until the day I die. Because I hope print magazines live forever, and I think they will. My love for magazine subscriptions began with Highlights. Remember the children’s mag? It was the first to come right to my door, addressed to me. It was special. Then as a tween I moved on to …

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Web Design

I Was a Graphic Designer, but Now I’m a Coder (and a Graphic Designer)

I’m updating my identity. I was a graphic designer, and then I became a graphic designer who codes, but now I’m making it official: I’m a graphic designer/web developer. I have the skills — and desire — to join the club. I got into design when I started publishing a music magazine in 2004. I needed to lay it out, so I learned Quark (whoops… I heard it was the industry standard and didn’t know …

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Food & Drink

Spicy Broiled Tofu Marinade

This recipe might change your life. Serious! I can’t imagine not having it in mine. I’ve used it at least once a week, for about 15 years now. It’s a mainstay, and serves me well. Thank you, tofu marinade. Things have come and gone in my life, but you — you — are here, through it all. This concoction makes tofu shine. Many people are confused about what to do with tofu because on its …

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Elsewhere on the Web

What caught my eye this week… 1. Gorgeous script alert! Tilda, the typeface created by the infallible Jessica Hische for the film Moonrise Kingdom by Wes Anderson (gah — so good!), has been released into the wild. I adored the film, and I adore the script. Can’t wait to play with this! Love that it was named with a nod to the amazing Tilda Swinton. Check out the great font specimen page, and an interview …

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All of the graphics and photos here are by Beth Alessi of Fates Allow unless otherwise noted. Go ahead and pin and post, but please link back to the original page and give proper credit. Thank you!

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