Figma’s New UI

I am just going to say it: I’m worried about @Figma’s new UI. I love the work and the obvious care that went into it but UI3 has a huge impact on my…

Computer Recommendations

Students applying for the Game Design Arts or Graphic Design programs will have access to high-end computers in the art computer studios. These are…

Most common interview questions

These are a bit general but don’t go into an interview without having a solid answer to each of these. Tell us a bit about yourself? Best…

Top 9 slides for pitch decks

Opening Slide Motivation Sell the problem Sell the solution/product Market Opportunity Traction Business Model Team Objectives Opening…

Fourty things

by: Mark Manson Your relationship with others is a direct reflection of your relationship with yourself. If you treat yourself poorly, then you’ll…

Mood Boards

In graphic design, a mood board is a visual tool used to convey the overall aesthetic, mood, and tone of a design project. It serves as a curated…

Letter to a Junior Designer

By Elliot Dahl Originally published Aug 14, 2017, at Medium I moved to San Francisco in 2013 as a junior designer with only a few years of…

Planetary Fact Sheet

This information is presented for the benefit of students doing the solar system poster design. Also, it is just cool. All of the information is…

Pantone to CMYK to RGB

There is a non-zero percent chance that this information may become difficult to find in the future. It is posted here for easy reference.…

Figma wish list

Hey Figma, here is my wish list for my favorite design tool. While I believe that all of these additions would make Figma a better product, my…

Sketchbook Drawing Ideas

Draw everything that you like to eat like you are documenting it. Draw your workstation. Draw your drawing tools. Draw your favorite place in…

Resources for Graphic Designers

https://phosphoricons.com https://remixicon.com https://iconoir.com https://heroicons.com https://icons.modulz.app https://feathericons.com…

An Incomplete Reading List for Graphic Designers

These are all books that I have read and can personally recommend. The Non-Designer’s Design Book by Robin Williams Thinking with Type by Ellen…

Living expenses by state

From MIT’s Living Wage Calculator which estimates the minimum income necessary for a single person to cover their living expenses and stay above the…

Lorem ipsum

In publishing and graphic design, lorem ipsum (derived from Latin dolorem ipsum, translated as “pain itself”) is a filler text commonly used to…

UI for games research

Pacing the flow of information in AAA games https://uxdesign.cc/pacing-information-flow-in-aaa-games-ad68f0745627 https://interfaceingame.com…

Gestalt Theory of Organization

There are 7 individual principles commonly associated with gestalt theory: similarity continuation closure proximity figure/ground simplicity…

Basic art principles

Color Color is the visual property of the pigment of an object that is detected by the eye and produced as a result of the way the object reflects…

Should I work for free?

The question of working without compensation boils down to a succinct “no;” however, exceptions may arise for non-monetary arrangements, albeit…

Akin’s Laws of Spacecraft Design

Engineering is done with numbers. Analysis without numbers is only an opinion. To design a spacecraft right takes an infinite amount of effort.…

Portfolio - Tips for creating a compelling portfolio

Think about your unique approach to design and ways you can convey that in your portfolio. Strong personal branding is critical to your freelancing…

Portfolio - Creating a design portfolio

Blatantly cobbled together from: www.nngroup.com/articles/ux-design-portfolios/ www.semplice.com/how-to-write-case-studies-for-your-portfolio…

Money Advice for Students

(as well as everyone else really) Embarking on a journey toward financial wellness is a crucial step that transcends professional boundaries.…