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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

How to sell an idea

Thursday, 18 December 2014 by

Right off the bat, I’ll admit that calling this article “How to sell an idea” is a conceit – as though there’s a way, and I know it for sure. I’ll only nerd-out a little by quoting the fictional Captain Jean Luc Picard… “That, is a conceit. But, a healthy one”. While it’s not possible

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

I’m going to just say it …don’t bother trying to stand out in a crowd. I promise you, there’s always someone (or someones) willing to out-yell you, out-dress you, out-cheap you and generally jump around like a baboon to make more noise than you. And, they’ll use all that energy to scramble for as many

I don’t buy into the idea of “right and wrong” when it comes to creative work. I learned early in my career, that the best poster I can possibly design will NOT work ANY more effectively than an 8.5×11 printout from the average word processing application created by a non-professional. As long as all the

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