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Posts tagged ‘time’

4
May

How can I create/suggest a new badge?

Do you find yourself checking in, just hoping to unlock that next elusive foursquare badge? One of the main reasons you play foursquare is to collect the really cool badges. Do you have a unique or very original foursquare badge idea you would like to create or suggest? Check out the following by Chris Thompson that blogs aboutfoursquare.com for some good advice on suggesting a new badge idea. Read more »

20
Jan

Controversial Packaging

Every once and a while a designer will be faced with a project that goes against their moral beliefs or it is considered offensive to someone. Sometimes that designer has to make a life changing decision. Yes, life changing. If they refuse, they could lose their job. If they take it, they could seriously harm their reputation. But who has the right to judge and criticize another human being for designing a package just because THEY think it’s wrong? Read more »

13
Jan
Learn to love math

Learn to Love Math

When I was 8 years old, I knew what I wanted to be when I grew up – a package designer.

From the moment I entered the action figure isle at Toys ‘R’ Us, I knew. I saw all of the cool illustrations and photos plastered all over the packaging. I said to my mom “When I grow up, I want to draw the comics on the front of the boxes.” So, all through school I kinda ignored all of my classes besides art. I slept though Math, English and sketched during Science. Well, I got a rude awakening when I started my professional career. Read more »

22
Dec

What is a Flash Mob?

After reading a recent BFG blog article by Hal Thomas about the use of the flash mob, I had to learn a bit more. As Hal put it, “I totally geek flash mobs.” I totally agree with Hal on this one.

A flash mob  or flashmob is typically a large group of people who assembly rather quickly in a public venue to perform an unusual act for a short time, then it quickly ends as fast as it started. Did you know the first flash mob was created in Manhattan in May of 2003 by Bill Wasik, senior editor of Harper’s Magazine? Read more »

20
Nov

Clients From Hell

Clients From Hell is a collection of anonymously contributed client horror stories from designers. Excellent resource for a daily chuckle.

Personal favorites:

  • Can you please remove the iStockPhoto watermark on the photos? I don’t think it adds anything visually.
  • Can you bill your design time in 6 minute increments?
  • How late can I get you the revisions and still have it ASAP?