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Livin’ In The Jungle

Man, talk about a one hundred and eighty degree turn. A month ago I was puttering around with virtually nothing to do on a daily basis. Now, as well as having a full-time job, I’ve got freelance and DFM tasks as well as trying to get back into my exercise routine… I recall saying once that “I could do graphic design all day, every day,” and while I still believe I could — in theory — this recent workload that’s grown to rather impressive sizes is something of a wake up call.  Continue reading

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New Work: Hair By Steph

I just wrapped up a freelance project for a dear friend. Approaching me with the name “Hair By Steph”, we conversed a little regarding logo ideas and settled quite quickly on a signature-like approach, playing off the name. I explored a variety of type settings and ways of organizing it visually and selected the one that Steph liked immediately; seeing it applied to a business card — in a real-life context — allowed her to make a decision outside of the vacuum that occurs when seeing a logo alone, isolated on a white page. With an ecstatic review of the business cards, the approach to the site design was easy: maintain the simple colour scheme and employ some similar ornamentation. (If you’re curious, the coding was done entirely by your’s truly.)

This job went almost too smoothly, but I’m hardly regretting it. Check out the live site or see the overview of the project on my site.

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Slowly But Surely

You know those projects that seem to take forever? You begin, reach a certain point where you either run into an issue or simply no longer like the direction it’s taking, decide to trash it all and start over again and then repeat a few times. Weeks pass. Months. You continue plugging away until finally, you can sit back and say, “I think I’m done.” But just then you realize that, surely, after all this time and your acceptance of the fact that this project would never end, “There must be something I missed.” You pull out your fine tooth comb and go over everything, spotting a few things that could’ve been left but, since you’re there, you fix them. And then a weight is lifted almost instantly as you put the brush / pen / mouse / whatever down and tell yourself it’s complete.  Continue reading

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A Working Man

Man, my dogs are yawning! Normally they bark, but today they seem to be making more of a yawning noise, which is all very odd because I don’t actually work on my feet. Anyways, today officially marks One Week of Being Employed! Huzzah! I know you’re all having a lot of fun, but I’d like everyone to put their chilled spritzers down and listen up, because I’d like to make a toast.  Continue reading

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