It's easy to get into a cycle of feeling boring and that there's nothing exciting going on. When it happens week after week, it can really get to you.
As designers, we often joke about being "our own worst client." What happens when that cuts deeper than a joke though?
It's easy to get caught up in the excitement of a new font. Even I'm guilty of the "shiny red ball" syndrome that goes with browsing through them.
Are you guilty of doing the "Final final" dance at the end of your filenames? Most designers—myself included—are. However, I've been making a larger point to better organize myself lately. By making a few small adjustments, I'm able to better follow my creative flow and even allow myself the opportunity to revisit earlier steps in my process.
Writing is one of those over-looked ways we can use to become better designers. I've been making a larger point to write more this year, and already it's been paying off. You don't need to start a blog or start writing 1,000 words right away either. Start with just a quick note or sentence!
Obsessing over details can be a good thing—to a point. But at what stage is it actually holding you back from bigger and better things? These days, websites can always be tweaked. Business cards can be printed in low volumes, allowing for tweaking and reprinting without costing a small fortune. Maybe it’s time to hit "publish" on that current project and move on to the next one.
How much should a logo really cost? It's the age-old question that every graphic designer has to answer at some point. So, let's talk about it! And more importantly, why you shouldn't only quote the cost for a logo.
Snapchat recently made a radical change to the user interface of their app. Unsurprisingly, the backlash has been swift. While I'm always excited to see a redesign or evolution of something, did they take this one too far?
I've had some pretty long-held beliefs about how I approach design. From the beginning of the year, I've decided to start challenging myself to think differently. It's been an enlightening journey so far and one I'd certainly recommend giving a try!
There's a lot of resources out there for designers and I don't think we always appreciate them. On this episode, I talk about the offline places I like to go when I need to give my creative juices a kick-start.