The highly colorful and entertaining Draplin presents “The DDC 50 Point Plan to Ruin Yer Career”. Over 50 minutes he’ll take you through points covering No.6 Get out there and get dirty, No.15 Exhibit a little humility, No.40 Don’t worry about awards, No.43 Go pantless and No.50 Be thankful for everything.
Recently I was asked to write an interview for the new and upcoming Method & Craft site. In roughly 3,500 words we managed to cover my background, “jack of all trades”, starting Style Hatch, design process, overcoming designer insecurities, daily rituals, work environment, and much more.
Senior Designer at New York agency Big Spaceship, Dan Mall explains the roll of art direction and how it relates to the design process in the most recent A List Apart article.
Often designers simply view the roll of art director simply as an advanced designer, but art direction goes beyond crafting well developed designs. It lays the foundation to provide an emotional connection to the brand. Providing art direction is a balance between empathy for the viewer and keeping the visual message true to the brand. If you’re looking to move into an art director roll or progress in your design career take the time to read this well written article.
Creative Director of Google Creative Lab, Ji Lee talks about the power that personal projects have to fuel inspiration and professional development. In 2002 he took to the streets with his ad-mocking concept The Bubble Project by slapping speech bubbles on advertisements throughout the city allowing people to fill in the chat bubbles. 50,000 bubble stickers drastically changed the course of his career.