Month: September 2017

Rants – Goal Setting

Goal Setting

September 15, 2017

One of the most important and yet completely underutilized areas in developing your career, relationships, hobbies, etc… is SETTING GOALS. It quite literally takes less than a minute to write something down in your notes app or on a piece of paper and commit yourself to mentally and physically completing it. Whatever it is, just…

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Code Academy

September 14, 2017

I’ve been on YouTube for months watching tutorials that lead me from one nerd to the next about how to do this or that in Photoshop or Photoshop-like programs. So, just to switch things up, I decided to try Code Academy. My wife is a skilled developer and got her start by doing a couple…

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Lose It

September 13, 2017

This app might be the easiest to write about because I use it every day. Loseit is a weight loss app in which you input all of the food that you’ve eaten in the course of one day and according to your weight loss goals, it gives you a limit to follow. It’s easy in…

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Washed Out Mister Mellow

Washed Out “Mister Mellow”

September 12, 2017

Washed Out is one of those bands that I’m not even going to attempt to describe. It’s a bit electronic a bit indie if indie is even a genre but overall they’re just an experience. Most widely known for their song “Feel It All Around” which is the opening song to the IFC original sketch…

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The Dieline – Arachis Hypogaea Packaging

The Dieline

September 11, 2017

Some design inspiration blogs cover all of the bases and while that’s really cool that they try to show any and everything sometimes you want inspiration in a very particular space. The Dieline is a packaging design only blog and because they focus on just that one particular area of design it really specializes in…

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Hustle

Hustle

September 8, 2017

Some people were born with a high IQ, fortunate circumstances or into a family with a ton of money. Most people who are not them envy their status and wish that they could take their place. If this describes you then you might want to click off and go read the latest gossip on Facebook,…

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Sketch App

Sketch Tutorials

September 7, 2017

So the last couple of weeks I’ve been watching a few tutorials on Sketch from a recommendation of a friend who works primarily in the app development industry. He said that his people primarily use Sketch in place of Photoshop for a lot of reasons and I can honestly see why. Being a print designer…

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Robinhood

September 6, 2017

About four months ago I was fortunate enough to have a few spare dollars to put on the stock market. While doing some research on platforms that I could start trading online on Robinhood came up as the free and simplest app to use. I should note that I am not an expert investor nor…

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Death From Above 1979 – The Physical World

Death From Above 1979 – The Physical World

September 5, 2017

WAY back in 2005, just by chance, I heard this band Death From Above 1979 off of their major label debut “You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine.” I honestly couldn’t believe that what came pulsating out of my speakers was just the combination of drums, bass, and vocals.  It was mountainous with the agility of…

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Healthy Living – Fruits and Veggies

Healthy Living

September 1, 2017

This is a seemingly odd ball topic to talk about and it might not be something you immediately relate to work or design but trust me I have a point here. Just to give you a complete inside on why I think I’m an authority on the subject, I’ve been vegan for about 10 years…

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