was about. It was ele…g, catching on fire or pizza stains on my white t-shirt…there’s really just nothing nice about it). Your old logo was powerful & evoked with crystal clear clarity what your site was about. It was elegant & sophisticated. Your new logo, while certainly a lot of thought & hard work was put…
It’s easy these days to copy patterns and use new tools to become an “ok” designer. But if you want to take the quality of your work to the next level, surround yourself with people who are going to push you and not tolerate mediocrity.
Designing static, linked web pages is a dying profession. The incredible rise of mobile technologies, APIs, SDKs, and open partnerships between platforms and products paints a crystal clear picture of a future where we will all design systems. PDFs full of wireframes are a dying deliverable, Photoshop is a dying product design tool. Designers moving our craft forward are moving between sketches, whiteboards and prototyping tools (Quartz Composer, After Effects, Keynote, CSS/HTML).
… worked one place or twenty because it doesn’t matter where you work. It matters who you work with. If you are the smartest person in the room, it’s time to move on. If you are unable to move forward in your career politely excuse yourself from the conference room table to get a pack of cigarettes and never come back. If the business of whatever you do isn’t conducive to the business of doing your best work then you have your answer.