I’ve always loved the “pick any two” philosophy that can be applied to almost anything in life. In mountain biking gear, it’s lightweight, cheap, durable… pick two. For design, I stumbled upon this graphic a while back (I can’t remember where). Happy Monday!
Blais Hunter forwarded me this post from Think Vitamin and it got me pretty fired up and inspired this morning. Apparently, Mike Kus redesigned Innocent Drinks website, without their knowledge, as example in how companies should let the brand personality breathe (after they saw it, Innocent contacted him for a possible creative relationship).
I was just writing back to a potential client and wanted to get your feedback. Piggybacking on my previous post about freelance job posting sites (sad state of affairs), I got onto a tangent about how clients often request portfolio samples of designs within their exact industry or design category (like real estate company requiring designers submit examples of other real estate web design work they’ve done or barring them from bidding). I see this all the time.
I have been trolling the various online design job boards lately, and wow, what an unfortunate mess they are. Freelancer.com and Elance.com in particular just seem to be dragging down the entire design community. Granted, there are hundreds of jobs listed on both sites. The problem is the quality of the design jobs and the quality of the “designers” on them. It appears that 90% of these jobs are extremely low budget projects (well under $500) spawned by folks who have no experience in sourcing creative work (or its worth). There was one project in particular I happened to catch…