Arvi Raquel-Santos : 6×6

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From Arvi Raquel-Santos, Weymouth Design, San Francisco. AIGA SF Social Impact Chair

Jeff Breazeale : 6×6

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From Jeff Breazeale, Founding Partner of Matchbox Studio in Dallas, TX.

As designers we’re a really cynical breed… too often highlighting for the negative instead of celebrating the positive. Celebrating life. Celebrating accomplishments, and most importantly, celebrating the accomplishments of others (try it, it makes them feel good).

I’m as bad as any of us, so several months ago I put this note on the wall next to my desk. Just a reminder that there’s a lot to be happy about.

Jeremy Sharp : 6×6

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From Jeremy Sharp, Photographer.

Vynsie Law : 6×6

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From Vynsie Law, owner of We Are 1976.

Nathan Trimm : 6×6

From Nathan Trimm, Illustrator, Fine Artist and Designer:
“Keep your eyes open… you’ll find inspiration in the most unlikely places.”

The Young Designer’s Resume

One of the areas young designers will always need help with is their resume. A good designer does not necessarily translate to a good resume writer. In my three semesters of deep advisor immersion – I must have repeated the following advice at least twice a week, maybe five times a week near the end of the semesters.

Preface to Content – Resume Design
First things first – do not over design your resume. Do not use one of the free fonts off dafont. What’s supposed to stand out is the content of your resume — not the fact that you have heirarcheal inconsistencies due to too many fonts being used. A good rule of thumb is to keep it simple. Keep it clean. Keep it classic.

Now onto the substance. Following is a good model of the order and content for a student designer’s resume:

The Brand of You

At the moment I’m working on branding checklists to make sure that the processes of the agency are consistent from project to project. I’ve been scouring the internet to see if anyone has published a comprehensive process list (there’s not one) or at least one that might have some steps we don’t have and might want to implement.

Of course, when you search using the words, “branding” and “checklist,” you get a million results – some good and some bad, but all more to do with what makes a brand a brand… which doesn’t help me much in my task, but in reading a bunch of these, I think the ways we can talk about branding a company are also appropriate guidelines for defining yourself as a designer — especially a student designer who wants to enter the field.

GOOD Interviews. GOOD Tips. GOOD News.

GOOD Interviews.

Interviews with creative directors, illustrators, printmakers and more.

GOOD Tips.

Benefit from useful articles to read and bookmark to 6×6 tips to flip through, share and pin.

GOOD Reads.

Book lists and recommendations.

GOOD News.

News about upcoming events and opportunities for students and new graduates.

 

Ask A Designer : Ben Barry

Name + Company:
Ben Barry / Facebook

Education Background (school / self taught, etc):
University of North Texas (BFA in Communication Design). Internships with Voelter Architecture, The Decoder Ring, & Newhouse Design. I also participated in Project M 2007.

Where you first worked (visual/commdes job, etc):
My first graphic design job was a part time student job at the University of North Texas Center for Distributed Learning. My first graphic design job after graduating was at The Decoder Ring.

Willie Baronet : 6×6

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