Posts made in October, 2008


YouTheDesigner.com = great site!


Posted By on Oct 14, 2008

http://www.youthedesigner.com/2008/10/01/25-ways-to-be-more-productive-as-a-designer/   i stumbled upon this while researching some html email campaigns… and LOVE this site!!! it also has other great links! i’m definitely bookmarking this site!   in case you can’t view the link, here are the tips 25 Ways to be More Productive as a DesignerWritten by Gino Orlandi 1. Make the most of your commute If you have a long commute try making the most of your time. Read a book, get a laptop to start work ahead of time or plan out your day. 2. Keep a task list Keeping a task list will ensure you remember everything you need to do. Organize your task list by importance and cross things out as you accomplish them, but accept the fact your task list will probably never end. 3. Become familiar with Adobe suite keyboard shortcuts Learning essential keyboards shortcuts for programs such as Photoshop and Illustrator can actually end up saving you many hours in the long run. 4. Keep your computer software up to date, virus and spyware free Since designers use computers on a daily basis, it is important to make sure they are running at their peak performance, so be sure to patch up your computer at least once a week. 5. Seek out sources of design inspiration Inspiration is a huge part of any artistic career and there are plenty of places to find inspiration such as design shows, museums, online portfolios and graphic design galleries. 6. Become more involved in the design community Joining design forums, commenting on blogs, writing articles and speaking at seminars are just a few of the ways to become more involved in the design community. 7. Go to design events, shows and learning seminars Each year there are many design conferences, events and training seminars. If you work for a company they may even pay for you to go, so you can keep your skills sharp and network! 8. Read books on design history and theory The number of books out on design are astonishing, so pick a topic that interests you such as design theory and get a few books to read in your spare time. One great book is “How to be a graphic designer without losing your soul”. 9. Read interviews on other graphic designers Interviews are often extremely insightful and reveal many secrets and great tips about other successful designers. Its amazing how much you can learn from even the shortest of interviews. 10. Join graphic design organizations Joining graphic design organizations can have many benefits and is a great way to get access to resources and network. The Graphic Artists...

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