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Debbie Millman’s new book Brand Thinking and Other Noble Pursuits is an engaging collection of dialogues between Debbie and different leaders in the field.
“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.”
Don’t show two logos and ask, “Which one’s best?”
But some of them, man alive… I really wish they’d read what I’m about to write.
A glass-half-full mentality has helped all of us through a hellacious week. Complainers need not apply.
The postcard for the real estate development? It sucks. Get rid of it.
If you aren’t absolutely committed to your career, I’ll come to the conclusion that I shouldn’t be either.
Identity design is not about what one likes or dislikes. It’s about what works.
Sounds nerdy. Probably is. Fun, though!
Two minutes rammed full of childhood memories.
Useful if offering internships (to stay on the right side of the law), and if seeking a placement (to ensure your chosen internship is the best possible match).
I recently had a chat with Cerentha Harris, editor of Herman Miller’s Lifework blog.
I’ve learned a few things along the way and want to share some blogging advice.
Just My Type: A Book About Fonts is a light-hearted collection of stories aimed at non-designers.
Etymology is the study of the history of words. There’s a collection of company name etymologies on Wikipedia. Here are a few choice picks from the automotive industry.
I recently created a number of identity design variations for Massachusetts-based startup TalkTo.
San Serriffe — my next island destination.
No blog/email/Twitter action this past week. Been in Tenerife.
There are thousands of designers available at every level of cost.
How do you deal with unpaid invoices?
“Here’s to the crazy ones. The rebels. The troublemakers. The ones who see things differently.”
What’s the formula for blog posts that will get the greatest number of retweets? Which new product or service will make you the most money? Do you know?
Only one in ten thousand will really mean, “Give me something I haven’t seen before.”
The intricate magic of pencil lead sculptor Dalton Ghetti.
I worked with Malibu-based tequila connoisseur Gene Fein to design a wordmark and set of labels for a new 100% organic tequila brand called Clemente Tequila.
A few pieces of info I use to streamline the client approach.
This air from Prague circulated recently, making me wonder who else has designed canned air packaging.
If you’re in search of a little stationery design inspiration, Stationery Design Now! is worth a look.
This promotional packaging for Smirnoff Caipiroska by JWT Brasil caught my eye.
How do you overcome creative block?