Photograph back of electronics before unhooking the cables for easy setup later

August 26, 2010 Comments Off on Photograph back of electronics before unhooking the cables for easy setup later

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Quick tip of the day: Take a photo of the back of electronics gear before unhooking the cables to take it in for repair.

Evernote As Your Resume Database

August 24, 2010 Comments Off on Evernote As Your Resume Database

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The beauty here is that Evernote is not your resume, it is a personal, resume database. This way you have all of the pertinent information ready and all in one place. No more looking for employer phone numbers or trying to remember the dates of that conference.

10 Principles That May Make Your Work Better

August 22, 2010 Comments Off on 10 Principles That May Make Your Work Better

An idea on the page is worth 100x more than an idea in the mind. You can only judge and be judged by work that’s executed. Eventually, we all realize that most of the ideas that look great in our mind look dumb once they’re real. But, at least you now know.

Frank Chimero 10 Principles That May Make Your Work Better Or May Make It Worse

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Interviewing Your Client

August 20, 2010 Comments Off on Interviewing Your Client

For designers, it’s never enough to merely follow the design brief a client gives you. In identity design, we view our projects as opportunities to dig deep, mining the best parts of an organization to get at the heart of what makes each client unique. It’s these nuggets that are essential when attempting to distill a company’s essence into a logo.

Gathering these insights requires a crucial bit of give-and-take — not as easy as it sounds. Like being a good investigative reporter, a great designer is dogged and determined, yet pleasant, empathetic, and challenging. I’ve come to believe that the best creatives are equal parts artist, therapist, and journalist: generating ideas, giving and receiving feedback, and communicating the results well.

The art of interviewing your client

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August 16, 2010 Comments Off on Untitled

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Modelling clay, August 16, 2010

Design Is History

August 16, 2010 Comments Off on Design Is History

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Learn your design history, it can only make you better.

Prairie colour palette

August 4, 2010 Comments Off on Prairie colour palette

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