Lego Logos

Even though I am an adult, my mother gives me Legos every year for Christmas. It is a tradition. I am old enough that my during my childhood “sets” were not popular, I had no instructions or custom parts to build specific artifacts. My memories are of an old moving …

Why do you build me up Buttercup…

… just to let me down. What is the emotional etiquette for transitory online critiques?   I spend time on online forums offering critiques of graphic design work. My comments here relate specifically to that environment. Most of the work comes from students, amateurs or those just beginning their careers. …

Designers, Streamers and Twitch

A popular quip is “Who would watch someone play a video game?”   Which is more challenging for most graphic designers? Making things or finding people willing to pay to have things made? The answer is most often the latter. On the plus side, opportunities exist. Almost all media advances …

Exasperation: Process Video

That word doesn’t mean what you think it means. Words are plastic. They have different meanings in different contexts. For example, designer gets used as a profession, especially on television, for things I wouldn’t consider “design.” The same applies to the word “art,” it gets thrown around casually when perhaps …

Time and Graphic Design

Inspiration and learning opportunities are found where fields or disciplines overlap. Many aspects of filmmaking are connected to graphic design. For instance, a long established technique in film is the establishing shot. An exterior of a building is shown followed by the camera cutting to an interior shot. Our brains …