Reason 4: Your work is being forged in the furnace of experience. The last thing anyone wants to hear is how many years they’re going to have to work at something to get good. They want that tempting “all-in-one” answer that will teleport them to success. Well, both notions are wrong, actually. You can get

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Reason 3: Everyone’s a critic. If you show your work to people without a setup, and it’s not on them to agree or disagree, almost everyone will just accept the work. They’ll read the headline, “Big Party on Saturday!” They’ll look at your collage of colour patterns you found on iStock you really liked and

Reason 2: it’s a building process that happens one element at a time. On your way to the portfolio of your dreams, you have a lot of pieces to create. It’s best not to think of it all in one go. Building experience takes projects. Lot of projects. Before you know why everyone hates Comic

One of the most commonly held beliefs almost all creative pros (current, and in the making) have, is that their work sucks. I’ve been there, you’ve been there. The people who say “My work doesn’t suck” have been there too. I don’t claim to know the why’s and wherefore’s of that self-deprecation tendency we all

I’ve gone to a few meme sites over the years, like RageBuilder and Cheezberger and spent hours clicking through all the weird stuff that gets uploaded there. It’s 90% time-wasters at best, but there’s 10% (maybe) that are pure gold. Not only are the rare memes you’ll find funny, but some of them are layered

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The book. It’s equal parts scary, exciting, exhausting and emotional. But it’s YOUR book. So make it your own. Nothing will show your passion for design more than your book. To all the graduates that have finished college and are eager to get their career moving, please be creative with your portfolio. Really step back