The Designer's Survival Guide

by richardbaird • Uploaded: Aug. 18 '11

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Description: I have been working on a new blog - 'Tweet-sized advice for designers and design clients by seasoned professionals collected from questions posted on Twitter' I would gladly accept any advice for the site from Logopond members. The logo has a few different things going on to cover the various topics I plan to post. Crossed pencils - This conveys the battle that is freelancing, when I started I felt that it was a real struggle and the crossed pencils represent this. It also covers the written aspect of the content. Wireless mouse - Communication, networking and the control over individual projects. Computer - The actual work aspect. The Book - Learning and personal development/ Time out to relax 101 - Getting to grips with the basics, both design and business.
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atomicvibe Aug. 18 '11

Richard, first let me say that I really love both the concept, and your execution thus far. I really like where this is headed.**One suggestion: The crossed pencils don't really convey freelancing frustration to me. Now, *SNAPPED* crossed pencils, on the other hand... THAT surely would send the right message %3B) Might be worth thinking about.**Great work man. I'm really interested in the development of this one.

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richardbaird Aug. 18 '11

Thanks for your comment but kindly disagree, the crossed pencils are a preparation for war, broken pencils would suggest defeat. The blog is about helping people to avoid the difficulties that can come with freelancing essentially arming them. Glad you like the other bits and pieces and welcome any contributions to the site :)

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atomicvibe Aug. 18 '11

Right you are. Carry on, then :)**I DO like how the pencils take center stage, because to me, this symbolizes the utmost importance of the sketch phase in design.

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richardbaird Aug. 18 '11

Thanks and completely agree!

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ColinTierney Aug. 18 '11

this excites me. i will be following.

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richardbaird Aug. 18 '11

Thanks Colin that's great news!

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milou Aug. 18 '11

I wouldn't change a thing, great work Richard!

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myway999 Aug. 19 '11

awesome work, Richard!

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richardbaird Aug. 19 '11

Thanks Sean %26 Claude really appreciate the comments.

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balic Mar. 07 '12

Very nice logo, and blog is awsome!*I really like your unique approach on blogging where everyone with experience and useful tip is wellcome to participate in creating content.*Congrats on both!

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