Before the start of 2020, I wanted to make a challenge. The challenge was about producing a piece of blog content — one per month at least.
It was a mental exercise. For the longest time, I wanted to write and share. But the biggest fear that held me back was — what should I write about?
What could a person like me share with the world? Do I even have anything interesting to add? This kind of mindset kept me from sharing whatever I had in mind.
The fear of thinking what if people don’t like what I write — I guess it’s part of human nature. What we share, we hope someone else will appreciate it. …
Why is it so difficult for us human beings to make a decision when we are faced with so many options at our disposal?
An example would be if we were to choose between 10 different recipes or pick 15 different pieces of clothes. It gets more difficult. And it is also time-consuming. You’re feeling like you’re wasting your time.
How does this tie in to design? Let’s say you’re showing the client 10 concepts for a design. It could be for a logo, a website or something third. And you tell them to pick one of them as their favorite. …
The intention of this article is to help people make a choice on which WordPress page builder to use. For their design portfolio.
It could be you’re someone who wants to build up a fast portfolio site. Because you don’t have a lot of time on your hands. And want to show off your projects to a potential client or an employer that you’re applying for a job.
If you have chosen WordPress as your platform. That’s great. Maybe you’re already searching for a page builder. Or considering replacing your existing one.
What page builder should you use? And which one is easy to learn and use? These might be questions you are thinking while searching. …
As creatives we all have a perfectionist within us. For some of us, we suffer from it. Me included. We want to create the best of the best. We want to impress our boss, our colleagues, our community — even family members, maybe.
We become obsessed with it. Everything needs to sit clean and tight. No room for mistakes. Because if that happens — our world collapses.
You feel the frustration as you look back, and see that you didn’t make much progress even though you focus so much on the details.
But what are we doing wrong and what could we do to feel that we are moving in the right direction? …
Often there’s a challenge as a designer having the same visual vision as the client. We have especially trained our eyes to see colors, shapes, forms, type, patterns etc.
That’s not always the case with the client. The client comes to you to help them. That could be a design for a logo or a website or both.
In your early career as a designer you would take what comes your way. You ask the client a few questions like what’s the name of your company. What colors do you like and don’t like. …
Finding the right typeface for the right project can become a tedious task to do. Where do you even begin? Is it a sans-serif or serif or a script typeface? Should you choose free ones or invest in a premium one?
Especially when you are starting out as a graphic designer it will take a lot of your hours trying to find one. You’re going to end up downloading a bunch of them, and can’t decide to stick to one or two.
One thing for sure I can say in my experience as a designer — finding good typefaces and using them in the best way is an art. …
Being inspired can sometimes be very tough, and at other times more natural. You are probably familiar with the feeling of wanting to squeeze that perfect idea out while you are sitting at your desk. But it just won’t come out. Then you become very frustrated and annoyed. You might give up the project altogether.
The truth is that waiting for inspiration to come while sitting at your desk in front of the computer can be one of the most unproductive things you can do.
Our brain needs a break from the screen, but it’s like we are telling ourselves — if I’m not inspired now, when will I ever be? …
What if NASA did a redesign? How would it look and feel like? This is my breakdown of my process of how I did things. This is not a real project and is not associated with NASA at all.
I was nervous when I started the project. It was NASA afterall which is a big fella to work with. So I already knew it was going to be a challenging project. But where’s the fun if it’s not challenging, right?
A big yellow headline that says Think! followed by the text How often have you said: “What a great idea… how did they think of that?…This book shows you how” really caught my attention when I found the book on my father’s shelf. I knew right then and there that I had to read it.
Yes you heard it right. My introversion became my strength.
I used to believe that introverts where those kinds of people who would have a hard time, because they are less socially “aggressive” compared to extroverts.
You probably have heard it before or something similar to it. That if you’re an introvert by nature. That you aren’t going to make it in society. But who defines whether or not it’s possible?
Some of the famous leaders are introverts, and that includes people like Bill Gates, Mark Zuckenburg and Steven Spielberg.
For me personally, it’s how we look at it. Do we see introversion as a strength or a weakness? The longest time I felt that we only focused so much on the extroversion, rather than appreciate what introverts have to offer. …