When you’re first starting out, you don’t usually have a lot of work to put into your portfolio. It can end up being a catch-22; you need clients to get work but you need work in your portfolio to get clients. So what do you do?
I’m often asked by local fellow designers, “how do you know about all these things?” Or “you’re always doing something cool, where do you find this stuff?” Michelle and I talked in episode 12 of the Design Speaks Podcast about some ways a designer can grow, one of which is never stop learning and don’t settle. So how do you do this? Well, one of the main ways is to
We all have our favorite websites or design books that we use and go back to over and over again. I wanted to share (briefly), some of my workhorse design books. No matter what project I’m working on, I come back to these books over and over again to get my creative juices flowing. So here they are!
About a week ago I had the opportunity to attend the ADDY awards and was shocked to have won three (two silver and one Albuquerque 30) for some posters I designed. I have to confess that I’m sort of a strange creature when it comes to anything competitive. Whether it’s sports or design or anything in between, I am super competitive. That’s not the strange part however.
I’ve been thinking about this idea of creativity for awhile now (the sketch above was over a year ago). As kids, all our crazy creations and inventions are seen as clever or creative. Then somehow, over time, it morphs into being a negative thing, until we are able to embrace our weirdness and we eventually become creative again. I heard Simon Sinek say once, something like, sometimes, when you become a success, you might
If you’ve been following me for the past year or so, you already know that I have a YouTube channel where I post short design tips (usually) every Tuesday. These tips are meant to be really brief tips and thoughts on things that can help you be a better designer. This week I thought it would be fun to share with you the top five most popular on my channel,