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Monthly Archives: November 2017

3 Reasons to be Happy as a Designer

It’s Thanksgiving and there is a lot to be thankful about. Whether you are just now starting off as a student, or already have an existing career in the field, there are plenty of reasons to be happy as a graphic designer! 1. You get paid for being creative. While design is a procedural discipline, […]

A Realization

Over the past 48 hours, I’ve been contemplating something and finally realized the importance of my reflection upon it. I began to type it out as a post for project 6, but what started as a train of thought soon turned into a 2600-word catharsis. For this reason, I must use it as my argumentative […]

Post it? Nature?

We live with nature. Nature plays a very big role in design development. People have drawn to design inspired by nature. People have figured out ways of dealing with the environment. Most innovative designs are determined by the environment. What we are seeing, hearing, experiencing at any moment is changing our concept. The first design […]

Plants at your Place

  Something I’ve noticed whenever I redecorate my room, which is actually quite often, is how much more aesthetically pleasing it appears when I add a plant near the window or on the table. There’s something beautiful about a nice, noticeable, green plant with the light colored backdrop of the wall. There are several benefits […]

Don’t Be Afraid of Color!

Don’t be afraid of color! I recently read Michael Bierut’s essay Chromatophobia, which tells the story of when he realized he had a fear of color, and it made me contemplate how complex color really is. With over 10,000,000 colors we can see, there are even more color combinations—and yeah, that can be pretty overwhelming. […]

Good Design Can Make You A Millionaire!

We’ve all seen those dumb gag gifts that you would never buy for yourself but for someone else as a joke. One night in the mid 1970’s, Gary Dahl was out at a bar with some friends drinking and chatting. The bar talk turned to pets, and to the feeding, walking and cleaning up after […]

Are you a better graphic designer than David Bowie?

Before these individuals became Hollywood celebrities, they went through the same courses as design students! This article by Creative Blog uncovers eight famous people who began their carers in design. The list begins with Alan Rickman, known for his role as Severus Snape in the Harry Potter movie series. Rickman studied at Chelsea College of Art […]

Illusive Character Design

I have a lot of respect for animators and graphic artists. Why? Character Design. I have been drawing since my hand could hold a pencil and I still cannot wrap my brain around it. It’s not that I don’t know how to draw body parts or that I can’t find a concept. I have plenty […]

It Happens To Even The Best Of Us

Today I decided to read the The Washington Post Magazine: Education Issue and boy did it educate me. For such an esteemed magazine I found a number of basic typography 101 errors. A great graphic designer works with what they have to the best of their abilities. This requires us to get creative even with […]

Keep banging your head

When you’re on the verge of a nervous breakdown as a result of the multiple projects you have, don’t do it. Take some deep breaths. The moments when you’re at your lowest can be the most revealing about your character and a testament to your resilience. Character is built through experience, and mental strength . I’ll […]