Saturday, March 01, 2014
One of the biggest mistakes designers make is confusing frantic activity with productivity. When we think of project management, it's not about breaking projects down on a spreadsheet. It’s about prioritizing based on what’s important and what’s urgent. Steven Covey’s book, Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, shows how to chart the urgent vs. the important
Thursday, February 20, 2014
In some careers the key to professional growth can be as simple as education, experience, and advancement. But graphic designers are a different breed in the sense that we really want to be better designers and produce better work.
So here are 3 ways to grow in these ways:
1. Read all sorts of books and articles
My first recommendation are books and articles about the history of design. You will gain a greater appreciation of how design has evolved and been influenced by historical events and advances in media. And, of course, read articles about contemporary design trends. So, you can keep abreast of what is current, what is becoming cliché, and what is becoming mainstream.
Friday, February 14, 2014
Most people think that designers only care about making their projects pretty. For some inexperienced designers, that might be the case. But that notion couldn't be further from the truth.