Want to kill your design career? Don’t take this advice.

What does it mean to be trendy? It’s defined as being fashionable and up to date. The thing about trends is that they get outdated really quick. Do trendy designs make for a good end product? Is it okay to use the trendy ideas to implement your logos? You may have to decide for yourself what’s best for you and your goals. Trendy Trends A lot of designers like to fall into the trends of logo designs.  You will see the same...

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If you’re going to participate in the whole crowdsourcing thing…
Feb16

If you’re going to participate in the whole crowdsourcing thing…

Regardless of what a lot of critics say, I believe crowdsourcing can be a very rewarding experience. The main downside to crowdsourcing I find, is that anyone can do it, even if they have no design experience. Even still, there are people out there with a lot of talent. I recommend you try all you can to get a great design education, but with the economy these days, it can be near impossible. For that I offer you this advice on...

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How to deal with that incredibly controlling, completely stupid client

Let’s faces facts. Every now and again, you’ll come across that one client in your designing career, that really believes they know more about design than you do. You’ll think things like, “Why did you hire me” and “You don’t know anything at all” which can be understandable, but some of us take it a step further and tell the client why all their ideas are dreadfully wrong. Here are a...

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How to survive creatively as the only person in your office

If you’ve ever been on a team, you know it can be fun and encouraging. You have a collective of different minds with different thoughts and points of view. It’s almost like there’s no end to the ideas, and brainstorming flows effortlessly. So what do you do, when you have to go it alone? How can one mind come up with enough different ideas to actually brainstorm successfully? THE IMPORTANCE OF RESEARCH: The first...

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Are Logo Design Contests Evil?

Are logo design competitions and logo design competition websites bad for business? No, I don’t think so. There are lots of people who think they are bad. They give reasons like –  the logos submitted in the logo design competitions are sometimes copied from the works of other professionals. Yes, this is true, but only sometimes. There are lots of people who copy other peoples logos and submit them as their own, but not...

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