Tag Archives: design

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

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Collateral System Design

28 Mar

This was a 3 part project that I did for a class that I took. The idea was to make a cohesive design system that we would develop across three different print medias. Basically we had to make 3 different print design pieces that you could tell all belonged together. I chose to do my entire project based around an informational freelancing event for college students. I broke down the info into 3 main categories of Preparation, Marketing, and dealing with Clients, purely to meet the project requirements for class. 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

Get Clients To Take You Seriously As A Professional Design Student

23 Oct

As a design student myself, I understand the frustrations students can have with getting clients to take us seriously. So often, they want you to do a project for free (which you should if you don’t have a solid portfolio) and then add more and more to the project to the point that it never seems to end. It’s not fair for them to expect so much for nothing. So how do you get these clients to treat you more like a professional, and pay you? Continue reading