Well, another semester is less than a month away and with that will see a return of a Link List more focused on the Photoshop skills my students will be exploring and developing. So until then, I’m going to post a potpourri of design, business and motivation links. Enjoy the random.
Some video inspiration to get you ready for fall:
10 shorts to get you inspired.
Traditions meet: Jack Daniel’s meets the Signpainter.
I love grids, and the Penguin covers always inspire.
Know your history: an archive of Grateful Dead posters.
Going even further into design history: the amazing cathedral vaults of Europe.
Still in an historical vein, some designers on their favourite logo evolutions.
Speaking of evolution, have you seen Bruce Mau’s Redesigning Canada?
If you haven’t found Fast Company’s design blog, click here now.
Collaboration and working with like-minded individuals can help push your personal style. Look at the evolution of Depthcore.
Not everything inspiring is made by people on computers. Look to the natural world for inspiration, too. Love the shapes, patterns, lines & especially the colours!
Tips to make yourself more employable.
Can’t get that dream job? Make it yourself. DIY employment.
Don’t forget to get testimonials for your work.
Staying Creative & Motivated
Great video: 29 Ways to Stay Creative.
What to do after you’ve started.
Staying motivated and positive: keep a journal of Awesome!
Success is work
7 traits of successful designers.
Luck is all about being ready for opportunity.
I’m not a fan of the adversarial title/tone of this post, but the advice is rock solid.