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    Christoph Niemann on the realities of being a designer

    April 25, 2018

    I suspect this is advice I’m going to keep coming back to. I also love this quote from Niemann: “This isn’t something you’re born good at, you get good at it,” says Niemann. “A top tennis player doesn’t just stop training once they win.”

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    What it means to take a risk

    December 28, 2017

    Another fantastic video from this year’s AIGA conference.


    The secret world of graphic design for filmmaking

    December 28, 2017

    Amazing talk by Annie Atkins from the AIGA Design Conference 2017.


    What Will A Designer + Their Job Look Like in 2025?

    October 30, 2017

    Very interesting article on the AIGA Eye on Design blog today.

    A Designer’s Code of Ethics by Mike Monteiro

    July 20, 2017

    This is an essential read for all designers on the Dear Design Student advice publication. For another interesting article, see “10 things you need to learn in design school if you’re tired of wasting your money.”

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    Annie Atkins

    July 15, 2017

    I stumbled upon the work of Annie Atkins a few weeks ago, and I am highly intrigued! This designer specializes in graphics for filmmaking, including movie posters, props, and set pieces. She has also worked on The Grand Budapest Hotel as a graphic designer, where her role involved “planning and creating every single item that would be designed in real life.” Read more about her work in the Wes Anderson movie here, and be sure to see her website.


    Fast Company article on formal mentorship alternatives

    June 21, 2017

    Good, practical career advice in this Fast Company article from yesterday.