Last week, the first episode of the new Uncanny Creativity Podcast was released. It’s a productivity podcast for artists, designers and other creative professionals. This is a rebranding and update of the SketcheeBook Podcast, so technically this is episode 21 and I’ve kept the old numbering scheme. You can subscribe to the show for FREE through iTunes or in a reader by rss.
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If you're working steadily in a graphic design job or just starting to look for work, it's always a good time to have an up to date portfolio. The hard part is to figure out how the pieces fit together. I've already discussed the basics of what should go on the pages in Tips for a More Perfect Design Portfolio. In that article, I explain why to choose your absolute best work, how to use the work of others as inspiration, and how to use an unexpected twist to make yourself stand out. Building a perfect portfolio is a process ... Read more
Photo: Designer at work 2 by Wildebeast1. I remember what it was like, a new designer fresh out of high school starting my first job doing typesetting and design for a local business. If there is anything I would share, it's that you can learn from anyone and everyone around you. Be a sponge and don't dismiss anyone young or old, new or not. There's so much to learn no matter how long you've been doing it. Now I'm working on local magazines for a nationally known company and have creative freedom and lots of fun at work. And I'm ... Read more
Brian E. Young is a graphic designer and artist in Baltimore, MD.