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Being a Design Student: No more messy lifestyle

Being a design student means getting organized, being detailed oriented, and having lots of patience. Coming from a studio art background, I was about none of those trademarks listed above. Creating work within a studio practice meant exploring process and ignoring structure. When I began to study design, I was in for a shock. Everything […]

Depression & Design

Many creatives struggle with depression at some point or another, some on a daily basis. Designers are no different, here are two key issues that we face that can often lead to feelings of depression. Perfectionism: This is a common issue where the need for everything to be perfect leads to feelings of inadequacy. In […]

My personal journey to the graphic design major.

Every student has their own path that leads to them to their major. Some people want to follow in their parents’ footsteps. Others may have known what they wanted to do since secondary or even primary school. For the longest time, I wanted to be a pediatrician, but I didn’t have the time or the […]

Blackletter, the Child of Penmanship

Handlettering is an art form that required a set of skills that need to be learned and practiced just like any other art mediums. Many typeface are created from the skills of penmanship using calligraphy, which is how blackletter was written in Germany. The design of blackletter is an art of penmanship. It’s an old […]

Can Craigslist Hire a Web Designer Already?

Craigslist is a very successful website that has been running for decades. If you or someone you know needs to sell or buy something quickly, Craigslist is the best option. Given the popularity of this site, you would assume it features a beautifully and practical interface, right? Wrong. Its main interface is very plain, making […]

Glen Keane is the God of Animation

The odds are you have no idea who Glen Keane is, but I can say with 99.9% confidence that you know his work. Keane was a Lead Animator at Disney Animation Studios for 37 years. During that time he was a trailblazer in animation, sustaining the development of several movies. The list includes The Little […]

The “Chains” of a Designer

Recently I had a discussion with a fellow colleague of mine discussing the difference between an artist and a designer. “A designer is boring, there’s more of a restriction to what they can create, while an artist has more freedom.” I couldn’t argue against this point due to the fact it is a graphic designers […]

I Now Pronounce You, All Killer, No Filler

Whoever said to never judge a book by its cover was wrong…at least for music albums. The first album cover that I really looked at was Sum 41’s, All Killer No Filler. The bandmembers tile the cover with snapshots of their disoriented faces. A group of fools with punk hair, looking like they’re goofing around […]

Digital Tablets

I recently made the decision to purchase a new digital drawing tablet. My old one is beginning to break down; it frequently shuts off and has to be unplugged from the computer and replugged in. The pen’s nib would keep falling out and would sometimes get lost under the desk, so I’m running out of […]

Stop trying to profit off dead trends

While scrolling through a list of recent animated films, I stumbled across the image of a poster for the Angry Birds movie. The Angry Birds movie came out in 2016. It was based on the trendy mobile game that came out back in 2010 and quickly died out after few years. It fell out of […]