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What Is Good Design?

16 Sep

Photo Credit: Clear Studios

Today, I was finally able to put into words what I think defines good design. After years of having an idea of what I thought might be considered good design, I have discovered that I was close but not quite right. Following that and years of creating my own designs for myself, for school, and for clients, I have further narrowed it down. Today, while working on a personal branding project for school, I had one of those aha! moments where it all seemed so clear to me. Continue reading


Look Stupid To Get Ahead

17 May Man facepalming himself while a friend is acting like a fool in the background

This article will take a brief look at how appearing stupid on occasion is actually a good thing. Continue reading

Embrace Your Inability To Be Original, Be A Thief

7 May Two guys ready to steal all of your good ideas
Children Breaking into a house via the side window

Be Original, Steal Everything

There is one thing that I learned very early on as a designer and as a person in general; nothing is original. We have never and will never create something that is truly original. All we are able to do is steal from one another and add our own experiences or modifications to whatever it may be. We are all thieves of each other. It’s not your fault, it’s just the nature of the way the world works. Everything in nature steals from each other, and as an artist, so should you. Continue reading

Best Sites To Host Your Design Portfolio For Free

14 Nov

So you want to get your name out there, and what better way as a broke college student than with a free site to host all of your work! Here are 13 of the best free portfolio hosting sites out on the web. Continue reading

20 Websites to Find Freelance Design Work

12 Nov

Here is a list of sites to find freelance graphic design work. Continue reading