FORGOT YOUR DETAILS?

One of the BIGGEST challenges for creative industry novices, juniors and everyone still breathing is to avoid the pitfalls of client direction. But that said, there’s a further pitfall … knowing when to speak your mind, or when to walk away. I recently had a client ask me for a logo design. Here’s what they¬†said:

I remember the feeling, quite vividly, that I chose the wrong profession. In fact, I’d felt that way so often in the early parts of my career that it’s sort of a miracle I made it this far at all. That’s NOT because I didn’t enjoy graphic design and creative. I loved it, the entire

Don’t settle… for a job you don’t want. Don’t settle… for half the rate you charge. Don’t settle… for an unfair wage. Don’t settle… for work from a client who abuses you. Don’t settle… for cancelling your plans and personal life because a boss who doesn’t care said so. I could go on all day,

Doubts… yup, we all have them

Friday, 24 October 2014 by

Some recent emails got me thinking about a subject that, for years now, hasn’t been an issue for me. Doubt. Particularly, creative self-doubt. The fact it hasn’t been an issue for me isn’t because I’m somehow great, and never feel doubt anymore. It’s because I’ve never stopped doubting myself and my work, but have learned

Be flexible

Sunday, 27 July 2014 by

I’ve had a range of titles throughout my career, from studio artist, to graphic designer, art director, senior this, and associate that. Titles generally just feed people’s egos, but I suppose they also let people know who to talk to, about what and when. Titles aside, I’ve discovered it’s more important to define what I’m

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Several years ago, before I had any experience with web design – and only a basic knowledge of html – I started thinking I should expand my skills, and web design seemed like the right place to start. There was a web team at the agency, and a creative group head who looked after it.

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