The Art of the Follow Up

How many follow ups is it proper to attempt before you give up on a potential lead? While everyone is different, my average is three. There are many factors to consider before throwing in the towel if you felt like you tried and got nowhere. Let's start from the very...

Super Bowl 50

It's the Monday after Super Bowl 50 and the Broncos are still basking in the afterglow of their win over the Panthers. I'm personally not a huge fan of (American) football. Sports in general were never something I was terribly interested in. But the last decade or so,...

Love, Robots

Robots. You either love them or fear them as one day they will overtake the human race Terminator style. I have mixed feelings about robots. They can do things humans cannot but I've got one foot in the paranoid camp for when they become self aware. For now, let's...

Clocking Out

There is nothing more satisfying than clocking out after a long day at work. It's a fairly routine thing for offices to encourage everyone to leave between 5pm and 7pm, depending on the type of office. Watching the clock count down to the end of the day seems to take...

Style Matters

All fields of art have style. Whether it's fine art, crafts, posters, sculptures, film, or music; each outlet has niches and genres that make the various styles easy to identify and categorize. The same concept applies to design. Some designers have a specific style...

30 Things

There are dozens of articles and lists that declare boldly "30 Things You Should Do Before You're 30" or "10 Things You Must Have in Your Apartment When You're 30." Pick an age beyond 29 and random activities or things that are commonly thought of as associated with...

Hobby: The Dirty Word

There is nothing dirtier, or more insulting, to a designer or artist that does their craft for a living than to call them a "hobbyist." Full stop. No really. There are many things you could call them that may or may not be true, but calling them a hobbyist dilutes all...

Work Resolutions for the New Year

Happy New Year to all! There's nothing like the coming of January first to instill some much needed motivation to make changes to one's habits. The new year is often a time of reflection on the past year and setting the bar higher for the next one. While personal...

The Most Difficult Time of the Year

The time between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day is the most difficult time of the year. For a freelancer that is. From my experience one year ago, unless you have established contracts or a large project to work on, businesses slow down during the holidays. Holiday...

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