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May 21, 2012

Ask Design B*tch: Processing the design process.

Q: Dear Design B*tch should I explain our Process to clients? Why? --Abram A: Yes.

Topics: Topics: Managing Design, Professional Development, Random, Self-Promotion

May 20, 2012

A Card for My Love: Lessons on starting a new venture

My high-school rhetoric teacher once told me, "Boy, you never write about love when you are in the middle of it.

Topics: Topics: Branding Identity, Handmade, Managing Design, Product Design, Professional Development, Self-Promotion

May 19, 2012

Indie: Exploration v. Wandering, Pt. 2

Last column, I talked about how to open the lines of communication with clients in order to explore and find out what they truly need; not necessarily based on wants but rather the finding the best solution.

Topics: Topics: Managing Design, Professional Development, Self-Promotion

May 15, 2012

What Matters: Can you do it - $1.50 a day?

I tend to be a little cynical when there is a campaign with a public challenge.

Topics: Topics: Design Reference, Managing Design, Professional Development, Random

May 5, 2012

Indie: Exploration vs. Wandering, Pt. 1

There is a distinct difference between Exploration and Wandering when it comes to creativity.

Topics: Topics: Managing Design, Professional Development, Random, Studio Secrets

May 4, 2012

Ask Design B*tch: Formalizing a Working Partnership

Q: Dear Design B*tch my friend and I have been working on projects together for a while now.

Topics: Topics: Managing Design, Professional Development, Self-Promotion, Studio Secrets

May 1, 2012

From the Crow's Nest: Salon des Refuses

Art Editor of the New Yorker, Françoise Mouly, has collected an amazing gallery of covers that never made the cut.

Topics: Topics: Color, Layouts, Managing Design, Professional Development, Profiles, Studio Secrets

April 19, 2012

Indie: Cheat-Sheet No.1

On the whole, we indie creatives are a quirky lot and have a fun bag of tricks that we adopt, adapt and develop to help us get through our careers–short-term daily, to long-term career.

Topics: Topics: Managing Design, Professional Development, Self-Promotion, Studio Secrets