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“The person who lives in the moment cannot have style.”

Miles Newlyn

“…habits are a refusal of the moment and a reliving of the past.”

From the reader #12

Akos Major

Eye-catching shots by Hungarian photographer Akos Major.

“Nobody bought the cheapest option.”

Three beer bottles

Make people choose between your plans, instead of choosing whether to buy your product or not.

Studio Culture at the Design Museum

Studio Culture at the Design Museum

The people you work with define the work you do.

Designer headaches

Frederick Meijer Gardens sculpture

Although I’ve yet to find my own cure, there are some common sense things that help.

USB microphone recommendation

Jeff Croft desk

I’ve been looking for a good microphone (for video calls, podcasts, etc.).

From the reader #11

Dark Side of the Lens — stunning cinematography from the swells of the seas.

How and why to add feed-specific content using WordPress

WordPress symbol

If you have a WordPress blog, I recommend giving PostPost a go.

What employers look for #5

Believe in meeting room

More design employment advice, this time contributed by Blair Thomson of Exeter-based Believe in.

From the reader #10

Brooklyn Bridge painters 1914

Painters suspended on cables of the Brooklyn Bridge, on October 7, 1914.

Milton Glaser on Donald Trump

Trump Vodka

Milton Glaser was recently asked, “What do you think of Donald Trump?”

From the reader #9

Pencil calendar

Mytton Williams reminisce about their past self-promotional work.

Educating Penguins

Penguin Education book cover design

These cover designs for Penguin Education are great.

What would you do?

Vintage vending machine coin slot

Imagine you own my three blogs.

From the reader #8

Dark Side of the Doritos

I love this Food Stuff Flickr set.

Designing book covers

Oliver Sacks book cover design

A quick bit of book cover inspiration.

Print vendors: a few handy resources

Woodtype specimen CMYK

Establishing a good relationship with a printer can make all the difference when it comes to cutting costs.

From the reader #7

Land art

Land art. Worth a look.

Paper from G . F Smith

G.F Smith paper samples

The postman brought a nice surprise earlier.

The design company is not the only place to be a designer

Japanese lamp globe

The design company is not the only place to be a designer. In fact it’s actually in some ways a rather constraining place to be a designer.

Be Bold 101

Be Bold 101

A snippet from Be Bold 101, by Nicholas Bate. Some stellar advice.

From the reader #6

Specsavers lettering

How lettering is made for public display.

Thoughts on the designer/client relationship

Thoughts on the designer/client relationship, courtesy of the Design Council.

From the reader #5

Please keep clear of the doors

Photos of the now-closed Aldwych underground station in London caught my eye.

From the reader #4

design trend

These seem popular now (or these now seem popular). They do, don’t they?

Why do so few designers join professional design organisations?

Blank organisation chart

“You get out of it what you put in, so if you don’t go to meetings, or become involved with other members, paying the fee is pretty much useless.”

What employers look for #4

SomeOne in London studio

But some of them, man alive… I really wish they’d read what I’m about to write.

What employers look for #3

Sterling Brands studio

A glass-half-full mentality has helped all of us through a hellacious week. Complainers need not apply.

What employers look for #2

160over90 studio

The postcard for the real estate development? It sucks. Get rid of it.

What employers look for #1

smashLAB agency

If you aren’t absolutely committed to your career, I’ll come to the conclusion that I shouldn’t be either.