Will not work for free

A colleague recently pointed me to this blog post by designer David Airey on spec work. I particularly like this post because it perfectly illustrates what spec work by turning the tables on the person asking for it. Spec work is the term applied to doing design work...

The power of a brand

Here’s a story that really talks to the power of a brand. I was recently part of a conversation where a colleague was horrified to find out that her internet service provider (ISP) subcontracted their e-mail service to Hotmail. Another person chimed in, saying...

The right tools

When I first entered the design industry, I thought that graphic designers who said disparaging things about word processors for  document layout were snobs. I now know better. Having lived through more than one ‘I can do it myself, I just need you to print...