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Going crazy…

Academic deadlines are here. Add family expectations and the stress of the holidays and you might feel a little bit crazy. For the final project in one of my classes, I assign a project that embraces “crazy,” but not as in deranged – “crazy” as in the Prince song, Let’s Go Crazy. There is a […]

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Why is my own identity so hard to construct?

Have you ever noticed that your own business cards, website, resume, and self-promotional materials are the most difficult elements to design? You are not alone. As an educator, I watch students struggle with this every semester. The main challenge is coming up with a precise concept that is perfectly suited to an individual. By creating […]

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Parker Jacobs says, “Make Rad Stuff”

Parker Jacobs gave a fun, light-hearted, and entertaining talk at Chapman University last Wednesday night. Here is a summary of his advice for design students, but I have to admit, if you weren’t there you really missed a show. My translation of his performance into a few textual bullets here is like designing in a […]

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