In Rookie Designer Podcast episode 135 Jake talks about the importance of follow ups with potential clients and existing clients. He talks about how the phone call is not a cold call and following up before the holidays hit can be a real winner for both you and your client.
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.
Art Files is a File Collection Utility for Illustrator documents. Package up fonts and images for sending out and archiving with Art Files.
In Rookie Designer Podcast episode 134 Kitty and Jake talk about fear. They talk about some of their own fears as designers and how they choose to deal with these fears. They touch on a more general rookie fear and how someone can deal with that. Also this episode they talk about the shortcut of the week and their recommendations.