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jwtalley@ymail.com
After the first blog post “A Word of Advice” and watching twitter for all of the responses for One Day for Design I have been thinking quite a lot about what can be done to better equip recent or soon-to-be design grads. During OD4D @kimberlyreed posed a really great question: “What are design students lacking when...
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I’ve had a lot of bad jobs. A few have been down-right soul crushing. Now, I’m not talking about a crappy summer job or the retail job I had shortly after graduating college. I’m talking about my professional career history. The jobs where I’ve engaged what I had learned in college in an attempt to...
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Preface:
I’d like to add my extreme thanks to Brian Zeiders (on twitter at @brianspiders) for co-writing this response. He took my messy and poorly written gibberish and turned it into a cohesive response. He’s a damn good writer and an even better designer. “You don’t need great design to have a successful design” So says...
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I recently finished the latest title in great series of books from A Book Apart — Design is a Job by Mike Monteiro of Mule Design out in CA. I had been looking forward to this for quite sometime as I am a huge fan of the series of books (for Web Designers), Mike’s twitter...
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Over the past few months, I had the opportunity to work with American Airlines to create a native app for the new, yet-to-be-released, Windows 8 OS–specifically for the new Samsung tablet. We (Blockdot) were successful in creating an application that met all of the required standards from Microsoft and was the featured travel app on...
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Twitter, Facebook, Dribbble, Blogs and so on… Call them what you will; distractions, wastes of time, etc. Sure, they have some promotional and marketing benefits but they are hardly what we—creative professionals—should be spending our time on. I keep twitter on (tweetdeck or tweetie) throughout the day. Utilizing spaces, I put it on a space...
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