Jake is a Print Specialist and Design Consultant at Prepressology, as well as an avid photographer living in the beautiful Adirondacks of Upstate New York.
Rookie Designer is BACK! Jake announces that the blog and the podcast are back in action. Bringing more great design content and a brand new co-host, Carl of Holy Carp Design. Both are looking forward to bringing new content to all of their readers and listeners.
Software review of MAGIX Samplitude 11.5 Producer from the perspective of a podcast producer for both Rookie Designer and Rookie Photog podcasts.
As well as recording a podcast here at Rookie Designer, I love listening to podcasts. Recently I have been listening to a new one that I just had to share called Home Work on 70Decibels.com network.
Personal projects are an important part of being a well rounded designer. It’s easy to get bogged down by the daily routine of working on your client’s projects or working at a design job. Giving yourself a way to express creativity without all the pressures will help you grow and learn. In this post I share a few of the personal projects that Kitty and I use to flex our creative muscles.
344 Questions? by Stefan G. Bucher is a very interesting book that looks to help creatives think about their current situations, goals and overall happiness with the use of questions… lots of questions! It almost appears like an info graphic and is creatively designed to make answering the questions fun but is nothing short of thought provoking. It truly is a SELF help book that anyone in the creative industry will enjoy.
Thought I would try out a different medium. Here is a short video to let our listeners of Rookie Designer Podcast and the new Rookie Photog Podcast know that we will now be releasing on a more regular schedule.
As an independent graphic designer there are many things you have to juggle for your business but one of the most important things you should focus on is providing great customer service. One way of providing great customer service is to make sure you do your follow ups. This shows your clients just how important [...]
As designers we tend to be very aware of the environment around us. Unfortunately sometimes that environment becomes much more of a man made one. We tend to forget to look out the window, step out the door and notice where design really all started… in nature. Design by Nature does a wonderful job of [...]
Sunday morning is a bit of down time for me and one of my favorite things to do is catch the CBS Sunday Morning show. There are always great, short news items that they cover and this past Sunday was no exception. They had a segment on the amazing photographer Carl Warner, who does some [...]
Spec worked revealed it’s ugly head to me the other day so I thought it would be good to share how I handled it and give several reasons why any graphic designer trying to establish themselves as a professional should avoid it. SPEC should be a new four letter swear word in your vocabulary. Let’s [...]
We messed up. I should have written this sooner. No! No! Wait! This isn’t another Netflix apology note and no we aren’t splitting our Podcast and Blog items into separate sites. However I did want to acknowledge a little bit of a stumble we have had here at Rookie Designer. Unfortunately Rookie Designer was recently [...]
Half of the Rookie Designer team is pleased to annouce… Prepressology awarded Certificate of Excellence from Graphic Design USA for Capital District Gold Parties logo identity design. Hudson Falls, NY, September 16, 2011 – Prepressology (www.prepressology.com), the one person independent design business is excited to announce it has been awarded the prestigious American Graphic Design [...]
Some of you may know but some may not, that Kitty and I are both avid photographers. Kitty’s focus is on food photography, concert photography and a splash of landscape photography. I, myself tend to focus more on landscape photography, iPhone Photography and really anything that catches my eye. We both find our adventures with photography do [...]
With the 10th anniversary of the horrific attacks on September 11, 2001 coming up this Sunday, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled the New York State 9/11 Memorial Flag during a brief press conference earlier today, This new flag design will be flown over the 9/11 memorial site in New York City, in Albany – [...]