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SEP Named A 2021 Best Places to Work in Indiana Company

There are already a bunch of articles on the interwebs with advice for designers fresh out of school, so I wanted to share the technical skills I wished I had honed to perfection before embarking on my design career.
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Tips for Designers Fresh Out of School

There are already a bunch of articles on the interwebs with advice for designers fresh out of school, so I wanted to share the technical skills I wished I had honed to perfection before embarking on my design career. Most of them are based around the Adobe Creative Suite. I apologize in advance if it […]
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Self Driven Development

One of the biggest challenges I have as a designer is how to stay fresh and creative over the span of my entire career — how to stay creative in the longrun. Part of my job is to stay on top of current design trends and to try and innovate where I can. However, trends […]
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Graphic Design in the Next 25 Years

So much has changed in the field of graphic design in the past 25 years, and I’m sure much will change in the next 25. Maybe we will be able to strap on some virtual reality goggles and design sans a traditional monitor. Or maybe interfaces will take on an Iron Man or Minority Report-like […]
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How to Fail Creatively

Every so often I find myself having designer’s block. The inspiration is just not there and my creative magic has been depleted. When faced with this block in the past, I would blindly  throw things against the wall and see what sticks. Often times the result is either off mark, ugly, or unoriginal. So I repeat […]
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Ten Principles of Good Design

I’m a big fan of Dieter Rams’ ten design principles. I try to follow them as much as possible when designing anything. Good design is innovative Good design makes a product useful Good design is aesthetic Good design makes a product understandable Good design is honest Good design is unobtrusive Good design is timeless Good […]
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designing for the fairer sex

I was reading this interesting design article in Fast Company a while back.  It’s pointing out a recent shift in some companies to specifically take into account the ways in which women might use a product.  Here are the main points: Emphasize benefits over features.  Don’t be so darned technical all the time, tout why […]
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