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Are you asking your designer the right questions?

Are you asking your designer the right questions?

Looking for a designer is a pain in the rear. What questions do you ask? How do you know you’re going to be happy with the final product? What if you aren’t happy with the final product? Here I tackle some of those questions for […]

The Creative Process & Imperfection

The Creative Process & Imperfection

The creative process is long. Design pretty rarely is perfect on the first try. It’s generally one scrapped idea after another. It’s pages of sketches that never make it to fruition. And so much frustration. And ultimately, you have a piece you’ve been looking at […]

Internetting, Freelancing, Confidence and Humility. What does it have to do with <i>my brand?</i>

Internetting, Freelancing, Confidence and Humility. What does it have to do with my brand?

Marketing yourself is such a curious thing. It takes a certain amount of vanity, in my opinion, but also requires a delicate balance of humility. You need to be self-aware enough to know your strengths as well as your weaknesses. But it also requires the […]

What <i>is</i> a real job, anyway?

What is a real job, anyway?

“…despite the fact that my mother owned a small ad agency at the time, it wasn’t clear to me that Illustrator was a conceivable profession. I attempted to find a more practical application of my creative desires…” Awhile back I read this article and it […]

Where my girls at?

Where my girls at?

I was looking around the Twitterverse to find some new awesome folks to follow because, let’s be real here, being creative requires sharing and talking and thinking and looking. So the next step was to run a good old Google search for graphic artists on […]