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How do you measure the success of a design project?
Emilyn Cheong asked me a few questions for her final year project, titled “Originality Trouble.”
Giving families drinking water from the sea at no operating cost.
…because it shapes your capacity to understand what’s possible.
Good ideas don’t need embellishment.
A nice alternative to signing up to a stock photography website.
The Design Method is a new book by Eric Karjaluoto.
Free (do whatever you want) hi-resolution photos.
I was briefly interviewed by Web Designer magazine about designer/client communication.
I’m giving away seven copies of each of my books, and 20 codes for digital versions of each.
The compromise was £57.5K (about $90K USD).
I just spent too long looking at design history from the Dutch Postal Services.
The other night I watched Panorama’s Tainted Love episode.
Written by Linds Redding a few months before he died last year aged 52.
Creative professionals talk about dealing with things that may seem out of your control.
Only the United States prints bills that are identical in size and colour in all their denominations.
A question I’m often asked is whether to charge clients by the hour or by the project.
Water is collected by the house itself, cleaned and reused, and the house supplies its own power.
A great insight into SomeOne’s approach to brand identity projects.
Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Typo Berlin venue), photo credit: Farbkontrast
Do the same design pricing principles apply?
Full of inspiring stories about what makes businesses unique (and successful).
People I’ll never meet can do a lot to keep me motivated.
“By adding a simple curve, we gave advertising a new function.”
15/115 (15 Years, 115 Projects) is the second book from designer Mark Bloom of Mash Creative.
The time necessary to “compete” in contests outweighs the potential reward.
Here are some posts and resources of interest, and some thoughts I agreed with.
Probably the best billboard I’ve ever seen.
An internship is not where the intern does the work of a normal employee without getting paid.
Something I worked on this year for São Paulo-based Virtulos.
You are more beautiful than you think.