I have debated about writing this post for quite some time. On my way home from work one day, I saw KingLong Lightingâ€™s ads with design elements that they copied from me on every lamppost. That is when I finally decided to share this story because it is the only way I can turn this into a positive learning experience for myself and for other designers alike. …Read On ›
June 5th, 2013 | Blog
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Quotes are great. They can be motivating, inspiring and sometimes humorous. Here is a selected list of 10 quotes on design. Do you know of any good ones that inspire you with your design work? …Read On ›
May 19th, 2013 | Blog
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Do you know of any great examples of TM marks and Copyright marks being used as an element of the design and not simply placed in because it is required?
The TM symbol in a circle used as a soccer ball is cleverly considered. It becomes an important element of this updated mark for Goal.com. …Read On ›
May 16th, 2013 | Blog
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Excellent advice for getting paid for the work you do right from the beginning so to avoid any payment misunderstandings.
“There is no need for us to be tentative about stating our requirement for a deposit before we begin working for the client. We simply say, we’ll get started as soon as we receive the deposit, as is our policy for all new clients.”
“We need not apologize for being responsible business people. Never again should we find ourselves attempting to clarify issues of payment after we have begun working on the engagement. This is the simplest of business tests, one for which there is no longer any excuse to fail: for all new clients, we will be paid in advance.”
Excerpted from Blair Enn’s book, The Win Without Pitching Manifesto, available to buy as hard copy or read for free online.
April 24th, 2013 | Blog
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Busy designing logos recently – Lucky to say. The last 2 projects that I completed were smooth. Great communication, great process and great results. Both clients were very satisfied with my work. It’s a charm when you land on jobs that are clear and straight-forward but there will be times when you get jobs that feel wrong before you even start. These projects will last forever with countless rounds of revision. In not-so-fortunate cases where I don’t have the option to walk away, I try hard envisioning the day when I can call it done! Meanwhile I take it as an opportunity to better myself as a communicator, designer and to learn how to avoid similar cases in the future. It is because of a not-so-fortunate case, I found this very useful article on designing logos so I am happy to share it here. It is written by David Airey, a graphic designer in Northern Ireland, author of www.logodesignlove.com …Read On ›
April 12th, 2013 | Blog
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