Design Discussions 11

Design Discussions 11

Choosing Clients as a Creative Professional Often times when we are starting out as creative professionals, we often feel we need to take all the work we are offered. However this is not always good advice. I am going to go over some of my experiences to help you...
A Day in the Life #5

A Day in the Life #5

Motivation: How to Change Your Mindset to Succeed Often times, when we are working for our goals, they always seem out of reach and no matter how hard you work you can never seem to catch up to your goals. This can be discouraging for most of us, and I admit I’ve...
Design Discussions 10

Design Discussions 10

The Graphic Design Process Simplified As with most creative fields, when you are developing your craft you develop a work flow. This workflow will become refined with practice and repetition as you figure out how you like to work. I will go over my workflow when...
A Day in the Life #3

A Day in the Life #3

It’s OK to Fail: Why You Need to Fail in Order to Become Successful If you’re like me, you have often felt the pressures of expectation. Often times that expectation is self-imposed, but other times you might feel like people are expecting you to be at a certain point...
Design Discussions #9

Design Discussions #9

What is a Case Study and Why You Should be Using Them In Design Discussion #8, we went over ideas of creating self-initiated work and hopefully you have already started on some of these project ideas. Now I am going to go over one of the best ways to present those...
Design Discussions #8

Design Discussions #8

Self-Initiated Work: Creating Portfolio Pieces Often times designers and other creatives use school work in their first portfolio. This is a good place to start but you have to know it is often seen over and over by professionals looking to hire. If you want to stand...
Design Discussions #7

Design Discussions #7

What Platform to Build Your Portfolio on? Online Portfolio Platform Advice If you are just starting out, you know you need to build your portfolio but you might not be sure where to build it or get it out to potential employers. The old fashion way of doing this was...
Design Discussions #6

Design Discussions #6

Laptop vs Desktop: Should You Buy a Laptop or Desktop You’re looking at new computers to help you on your way to becoming a great graphic designer, and now you need to decide if you want a laptop or desktop. In this article I will go over some of the benefits and...
A Day in the Life #2

A Day in the Life #2

Get Up and Move to Recharge Your Creativity Quick Exercises to Do in Your Office As designers, we often spend countless hours sitting at our desks and staring at our computers. We often forget we need to get our blood circulating and step away for a bit because we...
Design Discussions #5

Design Discussions #5

Portfolio Advice in 2016 How to Build and Set Up Your First Portfolio One of the biggest topics your professors will be pressing on you is your student portfolio. I know when I first started learning about how to build my portfolio, I was bombarded with tons of...