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The Five Things I Wish Somebody Had Told Me as a Design Student

Published: February 21, 2016
In: Design | Personal | Quotes and Advice

Your worst instructor as a design student will lay out clear goals and expectations which will not change; this is not a given with clients.

Why Designers Shouldn’t “Fix” Other Designers’ Logos

Published: September 4, 2015
In: Branding | Design | Logo Design | Personal | Quotes and Advice

No matter how simple the end product, design is hard work. To come up with something that looks good, something somebody likes, is at best tangential to the main point. Whether the result of all of that work is something anybody likes is all but meaningless. The question is, does it succeed at meeting the project goals?

And you don’t know the answer to that question.

Social Media, Compulsion, and the 12 Things I Learned on My Break from Facebook

Published: March 27, 2015
In: Personal
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I’m beginning to believe that becoming more connected with everyone is making me less connected with anyone. All that time spent browsing, reading, liking…it has to come from somewhere. Any minute you are or could be in the presence of another human being spent on social media is a minute you’re taking from them and splitting up a dozen, a hundred, or a thousand ways. It’s significantly weakening one good relationship in the name of very slightly strengthening many others.