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Monthly Archives: March 2010

How You Handle Stress Determines Your Success

Designer A: I didn’t get to sleep until 3am this morning” Designer B: “Oh yeah? Well, I didn’t go to bed at all last night and haven’t eaten in about 12 hours.” Designer C: Oh come on guys, that’s nothing… I haven’t gotten up to stretch or used the bathroom in about 24 hours.” Does […]

Sexless Design: Who is Your Audience?

As I look around my design classrooms, I notice that there are more females than males. I take interest in this observation when I realize that the majority of famous designers’ names I know are males. I find this observation also holds true with fine art. What’s up with the gender inequalities? I am not […]

Inspiration

These are two websites I wanted to share that I found to be very useful when I look for inspiration: http://postersforthepeople.com/ http://www.aiga.org/content.cfm/inspiration Inspiration comes to us from every corner. Sometimes it seems almost superfluous to look for sources that can arouse new ideas, but it is essential. It is important to be open-minded and allow […]

Color palettes got you down?

Here are two websites that are great for color palette inspiration and are designed specifically for graphic designers: http://www.colourlovers.com http://www.cssdrive.com/imagepalette/index.php Most of the time when I have a photo with color choices I want to bring into my design work, I just fiddle with the color wheel in Photoshop until I come up with something […]

Dezign is Kool

This article was written over a year ago, but its points still stand today. Often in advertising or just in the name of a company, letters are being replaced. I know there have been countless times when i wonder how changing “crazy cuts” to “krazy kuts” could possibly encourage anybody to purchase anything from them. […]

Knowledge is power.

“There’s a common belief among anthropologists that you must immerse yourself in an unfamiliar world in order to truly understand your own.” (The Nanny Diaries) Okay, okay, so you’re probably thinking, The Nanny Diaries? What a cheesy movie! I was scrolling through the movie channels in search of something entertaining to watch and stumbled upon […]

AIGA Portfolio Review Day

I have been meaning to write a blog post for a while about my experience at the AIGA portfolio review, however time just seems to slip past me and this assignment has been sitting on the back burner for a little too long. Nevertheless, I would like to share with you my experience at the […]

Imma let you finish but…

Kanye West has become a poster-boy for controversy in the celebrity world in recent years. His Taylor Swift bash on the 2009 MTV Video Music Awardssparked huge internet buzz as tons of people remixed the incident through images and video. There is even and “Ima let you finish” website. Some have even taken it further with “viral […]

The Modern Wedding Industry

Today’s brides are young, hip, beautiful, and online. They are do-it-themselves kind of gals who want their wedding day to be fabulous and easy. Many people say that your wedding day is the best day of your life, and of course this is debatable but for those long months you are planning for the big […]

An Online Presence

There are few times where I do not “google” something before I invest time or money into something. I recently started looking for Yoga classes in the Fairfax area. I wanted something that would be a good investment of my time and money, something with a reasonable commute, and something affordable; and of course the […]