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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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Blog, Design, Opinion, Process -

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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Blog, Design, GRAP201, Opinion -

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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Design, GRAP201, Internet of Things, Opinion, St. Lawrence College -

I've begun seeing a new term being used around the internet, largely on tech and design blogs, "The Internet of Things."  As I understand it this term relates to the increasing connectivity of our everyday household objects. Google's newest acquisition "Nest" and the Kickstarter gem "Pebble" are excellent examples of this type of product. Nest is a home thermostat that is connected to a your WiFi network and gathers data about how you use the heat in your home to learn and optimize when the home is warm or cool. It can be controlled with a smartphone or a web...

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