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Entries from the Design Blog in the tips category.

  • There is often a lot of talk among the "design elite" about whether or not one can be taught to be a "good" designer. This debate could very well be the oldest in visual communication history, and one that seems to always begin after a "talented" designer comes into contact with an "untalented" designer.

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    by Cory Skaaren
    November 21, 2011
  • Sketch by Brock Elliott

    With design students, there is the 2/13/2 Rule. Allow me to explain.

    A Visual Design student who is signed up for my upcoming Typography course wrote to me and asked what he could read during the summer to get ready for the Fall semester class. It about knocked my serifs right off. Where was he hiding his apathy? How dare he, during the sacred summer months, think about preparing for entering a demanding and increasingly competitive career field by preparing early for a class?

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    by Tom Hapgood
    June 9, 2010
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