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Web Production as Chess

posted on Jul 20, 2012.

In this fun, quirky little post, guest author Arley McBlain considers the world of web production as it relates to the classic strategy game of chess. Interesting parallels are established between the game’s pieces and the different players in the web production process.

Thoughts on Why You Should Have a Side Project

posted on Aug 26, 2011.

It’s a pretty common occurrence for developers and designers in this industry to have their own, pet side projects. Do you? If not, perhaps its time to consider starting something up. In this article, we’ll be looking at some of the benefits that come along with having your own side project(s).

The Problem with the Nephew Stereotype

posted on Mar 8, 2011.

This is an article about education. It’s also an article about process, about personal evolution and even about unintentional snobbery. It’s about not just looking at where we are but remembering where we came from. There is a recurring metaphor (and sometimes not a metaphor) about your client’s nephew—you know, the kid who charges a […]

Thoughts on Measuring Success as a Designer or Developer

posted on Feb 19, 2011.

How do you measure success as a designer or developer? Is it all about the money, or are the other factors? In this guest post, Jeremy Carlson will consider a number of different factors that can be used to measure our levels of success.

Open Discussion: How Much Choice Do You Offer Clients?

posted on Feb 16, 2011.

Here’s an interesting question: how much choice do you give your clients? In this post, I want to pose this question, discuss some of my own thinking on the matter and then open things up for a general discussion on the topic. So, be ready to share your thoughts!

Dribbb-Folio: Between Your Current Work and Portfolio

posted on Feb 2, 2011.

In this post, I would like to take a look at Dribbble, the popular social networking/sharing site aimed specifically at designers. More specifically, I would like to consider how it can function in relation to and in conjunction with your portfolio.

On The Emotional Cycle of Design

posted on Jan 26, 2011.

As a designer, I’ve found that my work can be full of highs and lows. Sometimes I can pumped and excited, while other times I feel drained and useless. Usually, I feel all of these things within the scope of the same project. In this post, I would like to share some recent observations on this cycle of emotion.

Narrowing the Path of Design

posted on Jan 10, 2011.

In this post, I will be taking a somewhat more meditative stance than what I normally write about. Looking back at key moments in my own career, we will discuss not only how these moments have shaped the path that I have taken, but also how they can help inform and bring guidance to where I am going. Perhaps you can relate?

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