links for 2010-01-30

On the Subject of Design 2 | Jason Santa Maria (tags: design theory) The Print Designer’s Toolkit – WebM.ag | Web Design Magazine (tags: design reference advice) 20 Writing Mistakes that Make Any Freelancer Look Bad | FreelanceFolder (tags: freelance biz tips)

Create Something Every Day (#daily365)– Jan 29

Today’s CSED is inspired by three things: My love of Star Wars A fortune cookie saying that I found particularly interesting, and that I have taped to my monitor, so I can have it as a constant reminder. A conversation I had last night with a friend on Facebook regarding Star Wars and its prequels. … Read moreCreate Something Every Day (#daily365)– Jan 29

Create Something Every Day (#daily365)– Jan 28

I know, I know. It’s the 29th.  But by the end of yesterday it was (a) already past midnight when I would have started something (thereby making it today, not yesterday) and frankly I just didn’t have the energy to put anything together. So I decided to double up and put together Thursday’s and Friday’s … Read moreCreate Something Every Day (#daily365)– Jan 28

links for 2010-01-29

6 Goals to Reach For When Designing Your Next Website | Dzine Blog 12 Reasons You Shouldn’t Freelance | FreelanceFolder (tags: freelance advice) Color Theory for Designers, Part 1: The Meaning of Color – Smashing Magazine (tags: color theory) 15 Invoicing Tips for Designers and Freelancers | Vandelay Design Blog (tags: freelance biz) Twenty Ways to Stay … Read morelinks for 2010-01-29

Gibbs’ Rules For Freelancers– rule #9

If, like me, you are a fan of NCIS, then no doubt you are aware that there is a set of rules (50, to be precise, although as of January 2010, we have only been given less than half, and not in any particular order) that Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs lives by. Periodically they’re mentioned or … Read moreGibbs’ Rules For Freelancers– rule #9

Create Something Every Day (#daily365)– Jan 27

Today’s #daily365 is a bit late, but that’s just because I started it really late (I’ve always felt it’s my civic duty to listen to the State of the Union). I set out with a vague idea of what I wanted to do, but while watching an old NCIS episode on cable (which is, BTW, … Read moreCreate Something Every Day (#daily365)– Jan 27

Design Something Every Day (#daily365)– Jan 26

I have a friend. He’s a home brewer. He’s also from Michigan, and now lives in Jersey. I decided I’d try my hand at a beer label (never really done a beverage label before). Here’s the first go-around: I have a rough idea for another, different, look for the label. I might give that a … Read moreDesign Something Every Day (#daily365)– Jan 26

links for 2010-01-26

Noisy Decent Graphics: Day to day living. (tags: life randomness) 7 Tips for Negotiating a Freelance Contract | FreelanceSwitch (tags: freelance biz advice) How Freelancing Became Easier After I Just Stopped Caring | Chris Reynolds (tags: freelance advice) Redesign Vs. Tweaked Design: What’s Best for Your Website | Visual Swirl (tags: design) On Giving Back … Read morelinks for 2010-01-26

Design Something Every Day (#daily365)– Jan 25

Another day where, no matter how much I racked my brain, nothing wanted to crystallize itself. Sure, I could have lied about it and used one of the random pieces I have done that are floating in my HD and be done with it. But, in the end I’d be cheating myself of the long-term … Read moreDesign Something Every Day (#daily365)– Jan 25