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A strong statement, one that I know many of you will disagree with. Give it a second thought though, how many times have you turned in a completely perfect design on the first try. One that you were proud of. Revision, reworking and rethinking is a constant state for a designer. We are, in my experience thus far, a wholly unsatisfied, tortured people. My long suffering friends and family have tried to offer me encouragement and praise when I am working on a design: "It looks great!", or "I really like it" to which I groan or sigh (I'd like...

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So I have a job! I started working in a student bursary position at the College I study at. I work in the marketing department as a Graphic Design assistant. It has been an education, no that isn't the right word. Education is when a young hunter learns to use a spear what I have been doing is learning how to hone that spear into a weapon. I think I can distill everything I have learned into one single lesson. "Commit." I've found myself not knowing exactly how to do many things in my job so far, but I convince...

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We've come along way baby. (How many references can I fit into one post? About that many I'm betting.) The year has come to an end. Second year graphic design is for all intents and purposes, over. I can safely say I did not expect to be where I am in terms of my relationship to design. This is a fantastic thing. One of those things of fantasy was this blog. I love writing, crafting and forming a word or thought or feeling. It is a natural form of expression for myself and my love of words (Whats my favourite...

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Blog, Design, GRAP201, RGD, St. Lawrence College -

I have written about my personal passion for RGD here before, but it occurs to me that a reader may not know what the RGD is or what they do. So let us clear that up before I go any further. The RGD, or Registered Graphic Designers, attempts to set a standard of quality and philosophical ideals that members try to adhere to. This includes policies of not participating in spec work or standards of accessible design. This means if a designer has the RGD credentials attached to their names a certain level of work is expected from that designer....

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Blog, Design, Design Thinking, GRAP201, Links, Resources, St. Lawrence College -

Hello and welcome! My name is Samuel Hudson Campbell and I am a student designer currently studying at St. Lawrence College in beautiful Kingston, Ontario. That last part was a bit of a lie as it is currently the height of winter and it is miserable out of doors. But, we're not here to talk about that frigid wasteland people call "outside", no, we are here to discuss one of my favourite things in the world: Design. This blog is going to chronicle my experiences being a student of design, currently in my second year, to my early fledgling career. There may...

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