Story of my life.
Someone got me really annoyed the other day and as I thought about the situation more, it got me even more agitated so I’ve written this post so others don’t get it twisted in the future.
When you are a Graphic Designer, be it professional or a student, your brain never switches off. You think of ideas just as you’re drifting off to sleep and have to jot them down so you don’t forget. It follows you everywhere you go and you constantly dissect everything you come across.
Oh yeah and don’t watch what I do, before you say something to me please make sure you’re in the right position to do so. There are so many people who are quick to criticize but they’re not even watching themselves.
This mug makes me smile everyday
These are some awesome self-portraits by 17 year old photographer, Alex Stoddard. Personally, I think the first one is absolutely amazing.
This is basically a pay-what-you-want type foundry and it’s a pretty awesome idea if you ask me.
It started off as a 24 hour venture to distribute a single typeface, but now it has grown. They only have a few up at the moment, but it’s worth a look to see if you fancy any.
Users have the opportunity to pay whatever they want for a font, just type $0 in the donation box for a free download.
I found this pretty awesome article over at SwissMiss and it covers some pretty important points, these are a few of my favourites:
9. Curate your work.
Never stop editing your portfolio. Three strong pieces are better than ten weak ones – nobody looks for quantity, just quality.
12. Hand-write addresses.
Clients, prospective employers and potential clients gravitate to letters with handwritten addresses. The personal touch goes far.
There’s some truth in ‘it’s not what you know, it’s who you know’. Talk to people, send emails; at the very least sign up to Twitter.
36. Boring problems lead to boring solutions.
Always interrogate your brief: re-define the question. No two briefs should be the same; a unique problem leads to a unique solution.
48. Get out of the studio.
Good design is crafted from understanding the relationships between things. These connections can’t be found when locked in a studio.
You can check out the rest of them here