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I'm an award winning graphic designer, web designer and illustrator. I'm open for commission and freelance work. I rarely re-blog things, but some stuff catches my eye. Below are things I like and to the left are things I think. Choose wisely.

The Designer’s Problem

I’ll preface this post with this little disclaimer: While I assume that all creatives—be their profession photography, copy or whatever—have this same issue, I can only speak from the vantage of a graphic designer and illustrator. I’d love to find out if my gut feeling on that is true, but if not them I’m speaking from my own profession.

Only designers understand designers. While I can try to explain the problems that affect me as a professional, I rarely seem to get the point across. Is from my lack of ability or persuasion? I’m not sure.

It seems like people in other careerss can allow the water to roll off their back easier. They can allow issues and bad practises and bad work to not get to them. Designers aren’t like that. Designers can’t not care.

Designers don’t work in Graphic Design, they are graphic design.

When you do bad work, you feel bad. When you do good work, you feel good. If you’ve done something you know is wrong, then your feel morally and ethically wrong. When you’ve helped someone else with your work, you feel like you’re on top of the fucking world.

There is no going home and decompression and shrugging the day off. There is no escape from yourself.

I hope all creatives feel that way. I hope everyone passionate about their work feel that way. If you don’t, I’d question whether you’re doing what you love or whether you’re just doing a job.

cyrushighsmith:

“Remember you are making a real thing and not merely a picture of a thing.” —Eric Gill

Excellent words.

cyrushighsmith:

“Remember you are making a real thing and not merely a picture of a thing.” —Eric Gill

Excellent words.

"Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing."


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Dutch Artist Florentijn Hofman’s Duck Visits Hong Kong

To view more photos of the famed rubber ducky, be sure to visit the Harbour City 海港城 location page and browse the #florentijnhofman hashtag.

Since the beginning of May, Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman’s 16-meter (52-foot) rubber duck has turned Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour into a giant bathtub. Instagrammers there have captured the giant duck’s daily travels about the harbor and were on hand to photograph its deflation in mid-May (part of scheduled maintenance work according to the exhibition organizers).

The giant rubber ducky has been touring the globe since 2007, making appearances in Osaka, Sydney, Sao Paulo, and Amsterdam before coming to Hong Kong. The artist hopes the work will make people feel young again, bring them together and encourage a connection with public art. The duck will leave Hong Kong on June 9 and heads to the United States next.

Haha, this is a pretty cool project.

thedsgnblog:

Now you’re cooking   |   http://nowyourecooking.tumblr.com

We all need a little inspiration. Be it in preparing a leisurely breakfast or an immovable feast, it’s important to remember - the journey is half the picnic. So to celebrate the launch of the Ultramix/PRO we’re serving some up and you’re invited! Here you’ll find films to cook along with or simply watch and enjoy, fresh new recipe ideas, inspirational imagery and much more to come. Come one, come all - now you’re cooking!

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Really cool design and awesome promotional Tumblr from Elextrolux.

(via thedsgnblog)