Monday, January 04, 2021

Six Designer Mistakes You Can Avoid


I was in my sophomore or junior year in college when someone came to campus to get a design student to design a poster for them. I thought it would be great to get some real world work in my portfolio, so I jumped at the opportunity. They wanted to promote an aspect of the Kwanza celebration of Umoja — which is Swahili for unity.

They discussed with me how they wanted it laid out and the colors, and I was ready to design it. I enthusiastically started by buying materials and putting it together by hand. I built it using cut Pantone papers, sticker lettering, and some paint. Then I gave them the final hand-crafted poster design. They loved it. 

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

The One Skill Every Designer Needs to be a Better Communicator

There are different soft skills today that designers can use to be better designers. Skills such as storytelling, empathy, and listening are just a few of the skills that make designers more valuable.

But there's one skill that underlines all the others.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

The One Thing You Need To Find A Graphic Design Job

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What do you think is the most important thing you need to find a graphic design job?

Experience? It's very important most of the time. But sometimes experience isn't necessary when you apply to certain entry-level positions, or when the potential employer is a relative or close friend.

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