Category Archive for ‘Blog Entries’
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.
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.
Sometimes life gets in the way and Working Through To-Do’s just isn’t happening. Catch a breather and get more things done.
Welcome Rookie Photog to the Rookie Podcast family! We are growing! Rookie Photog is a podcast geared towards new camera owners and people that want to learn about photography, on both the technical and creative sides. Pete and Jake want to make it easy for you to learn how to take great pictures with a [...]
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 [...]
Recently we have gotten messages through Facebook and Twitter about how Rookie Designer is not available on iTunes. Let us be specific… iTunes Germany and iTunes Australia. Sorry, we just think it’s cool we have people listening in those parts of the world. Still get amazed at the reach of a single podcast or post [...]
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 [...]
Continued from Job Hunting: The New Dating Game (Part 1) The garden of employment Welcome back to another exciting episode…..okay, maybe not…but, welcome anyway. In concluding this series, I’m going to go over a few things that tend to be overlooked by many educational institutions….although, there are instructors that may take some time off from [...]
Hi friends! My name is Andy Mitchell and I’m excited to be a guest blogger on Rookie Designer. I’m happy and fortunate to say that I’ve spent my career working in the creative fields at different capacities….different jobs, job titles and of course, different industries. One thing has always remained constant: the job junt. (dun, dun [...]
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 [...]
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 – [...]
As I am sure almost everyone is aware, hurricane Irene passed through New York last weekend. While doing so she left behind some pretty massive damage, mostly due to flooding. While it is uncommon for us to see such a massive storm pass through our state, we New Yorkers are no stranger to crazy weather. [...]
Many times as a designer you will find yourself trying to juggle many different projects and trying very hard to stay productive. One of the tools I use to help stay productive is my iPhone but more specifically some of the apps on my iPhone. I thought I would take this post to talk about [...]