The Angry Designer

Our business is run on impossible deadlines. But sometimes it’s particularly bad. You know the times – you’re cruising along and you’re busy, but it’s manageable. And then all of a sudden, BOOM, the heavens open, every …

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Dope or Nope: the new Pfizer logo smells like boloney Sometime, you really have to wonder if designers believe the boloney they dish out when they expect the general public, after looking at a logo for 5 seconds, actually get it? Pfizer have been …

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F**k you – pay me! The past 10 years have been truly revolutionary in marketing. We remember the days when it was normal to check your emails once a day! But one thing that’s never changed is people like us, and you, getting stiffed on…

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Opinions are not equal – Decision by committee plagues all designers sooner or later in their careers.  Life is great when you’re creating something, and you’re handing it over to someone who is in charge and has the authorit…

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Let’s face it, we’ve all been guilty of saying sh#t to customers that’s totally not true! From agreeing to a ridiculous deadline to taking on board their questionable creative ideas, we’ve all stretched the truth once or twi…

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Ageism is discrimination against an individual because of their age.  Ageism is a real thing. In fact, ageism in the workplace is bigger than sexism and racism combined. And yet no one ever talks about it.  We all get old. So, if we don&…

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Think of the most iconic brands. What do they have in common? They have one, simple, easy to remember message. They focus on one thing, and they do it well. They embrace the power of simplicity. But time after time, after time, we see brands makin…

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The dreaded b word. For a graphic designer, nothing is scarier than burnout.  It is a very real thing. And it’s totally normal - it happens to almost all designers at some point in their careers. While some recover, some never retur…

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Let’s talk fonts. More specifically, trendy fonts.  There are a huge number different fonts out there – we haven’t counted them all but we’re talking at least 500,000. But not all fonts are created equal. Some are great…

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Without fail, at the start of every new year, we find ourselves drowning in an angry sea of articles about the latest branding trends…the top logo design trends for the year…the design trends for branding that you must embrace this yea…

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