working remotely as the new standard

Working Remotely as the New Standard

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It seems to me that if all your work is done by computer, there’s isn’t much to keep you from working remotely, especially graphic designers. Long-standing businesses with dedicated servers on-site filled with years of assets & files may have complications, sure, but plenty of workarounds exist to suite most office jobs. Maybe I’m just bitter about so many graphic design job listings in Los Angeles & New York City while I’m stuck in Charlotte for the next few years. On the flip side, design is rated among the top fields for remote working, & for freelancing it’s almost a … Continued

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Fresh Coat of Paint

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Yesterday I edited & updated all the images on with a fresh coat of paint. Digital paint. It’s the same basic color cast on all the photos using a super simple gradient map. If you didn’t notice, I care for vivid, poppin’, way-out-there colors, which I also stated on the about page. Though they’re the same photos I used when the site went live in December, I had only done some basic editing with little color correction. The image above is my inspiration for this transformation. It has served as the header on my Twitter & personal Facebook page … Continued

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Work for Free

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Today I saw an advice video from online mega marketplace Etsy aimed toward those who want to open a shop on the platform. Not at all out of place, nor strange that particular video is from 2012. What did stick out to me was the sentence, “Models will often work for free.” This advice video is all about using models for product photography, product photography being The Number One Important Thing for Online Stores. Most of the advice is solid, albeit vague & not highly actionable. But the notion of working for free gets under my skin. Is this a … Continued

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Passing Icons

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This week I have been disheartened by the passing of icons. In particular, since I found out about David Bowie on Monday I’ve been puttering around my apartment in a kind of stunned contemplation that’s gone something like, “Really? Really. No, really really? Really? Really.” I watched my favorite & most inspirational [to me] movie Labyrinth; I’ve listed to all my Bowie tunes; I even made a secret Pinterest board of David Bowie, though he & Alan Rickman have been on my Excellent Male Noses board for some time. My friends left condolences on my Facebook page when they found … Continued

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Website!

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Finally,’s new website design is done! And on the anniversary of its first iteration, no less. There may be tweaking behind the scenes, but the important part is getting it going. That’s applicable to more in life than just websites, really. The redesign was quite the process, but more on that later. From here it’s about cleaning up the backend & keeping up the content, with some emphasis on writing exercise. But why not wait until it’s perfect, then release? Because perfection is a myth; excellence is the goal. That’s the real lesson. So here’s to a Merry Christmas, … Continued