Please give me ideas for (design/creative/freelancer/feminist) conferences in 2017 that meet my requirements below. Anywhere in the world is fine. Your personal anecdotes count double. [more inside]
When do creative agencies (graphic design) typically start hiring new recruits? Is it better to start applying at end of the year or at beginning of the new year?
I am going to be designing a deck of cards that are similar to the IDEO Method Cards (in purpose but not in theme) with about 75 other people over the course of 2.5 days and I'm not sure what the best process is for getting it done. [more inside]
Can you offer suggestions for a (radical or not-so-radical) career shift from office-y type work to something...else? I am at the end of my rope, and so are my loved ones, who are out of suggestions for me. [more inside]
Since the team is growing and business is going well, I'm more and more inclined towards founding a design studio (print, video, interactive). Having come up with names for a potential business many years ago, they seem silly and immature now. I don't want to choose a name and regret it down the line. [more inside]
I am looking for online resources for logo design and branding that contain the creative briefs, brainstorming notes, sketches, design process, and full style guides for well-known projects. It doesn't have to have ALL these things, but the more it has, the better. Books are welcome too.
I'm looking at a print based project and am on the hunt for A4 or A5 sheets of tire tread, as if it's been removed straight from a tire. Is this possible? [more inside]
My guy and I live in a lovely apartment with a very small bedroom. We're able to fit a queen-sized bed and a dresser, but not much else. One problem we're facing is a lack of space for nightstands. We both would like some space to keep our phones (mostly because of our alarms), reading materials and maaaybe a tiny lamp. I have a small amount of space on my side of the bed and could potentially fit a small tripod-style stand. (any suggestions on where to find one of those are welcome!) He has no space. He has under the bed space. There is also an unused door that always stays shut on his side, so we were thinking possibly of getting some sort of hanging shelf that can be hung on the doorknob. Do those even exist? Any ideas? Thanks creative hivemind!
How can an artist/creative/designer self-promote without sounding like a sleazy car salesman? [more inside]
I've got a very eclectic resume: 5-7 years of experience in several different fields at once, because I have had multiple simultaneous jobs. Now I'm looking for a new gig, and I think I have a lot to offer, but I'm not sure how to market the breadth of my skills. [more inside]
I went on a long, long break form my creative career cause I was feeling burnt out due to some failures and now I can't seem to get back into it, possibly because I no longer have a financial incentive to do so. How can I fix this? Warning: Long, super privileged person problems. [more inside]
Suggest me a rewarding and inspiring career side-step. I desperately need to find a new job, but the obvious ones directly on my career path are just not working for me. I'm looking for a more creative/design environment which will value my engineering skills and to which I can bring my unusual innovative experience. [more inside]
How creative is instructional design? [more inside]
Looking for recommendations for beautiful, unique, high-quality iPad apps (and/or references to sites that share lists of such apps). [more inside]
I'm going somewhere this weekend where I might like to exchange business cards. Right now I have no business card. What is the most awesome wallet-sized informational..thing I can present someone with? [more inside]
Help source photographs and ideas for the design of a maximally creative schoolyard play space for grades K-8. [more inside]
I'm looking for the best examples of stylized visual resumes. [more inside]
Innovative Workspaces: What works and what doesn't? [more inside]
Teach a person without a creative/coding/CSS bone in his body to talk at least semi-intelligently to graphic and web designers. [more inside]
What are some good resources for designing a logo for my company? [more inside]
How can a young creative break into the world of advertising? What does it take to live in Chicago and go to Chicago Portfolio School? [more inside]
What icon represents 'Graphic Design?' [more inside]
I'm interested in learning more about design and illustration, and I live in Florida. I thought about attending a conference here in Orlando (so no hotel or travel fees), but being new to this I am not sure about the presenters, and the price tag is hefty (even with my discount code, $395 for three days). So, creative Mefites, tell me what you think! [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a great screen printer in the Kansas City metro area? (Lawrence is probably too far, but not out of the question.) Looking to do several small, high-quality, runs of 50 to 100 shirts. Willing to pay for great service and product.
I'm taking a letterpress class and need inspiration for things to print. [more inside]
What look to give a website for a creative but commercial/professional small business? [more inside]
Managing a design team 101. Can you recommend any books, web sites, articles, etc. on the most effective, *humane* way to manage a design team? [more inside]
Best way to manage sketchbooks? [more inside]
A site I designed was recently described as "competent but uninspired," while this stung, it matches what I feel about it. My question to the community: are any designers here willing to take a look and offer me some constructive criticism? I'd really appreciate it, as this site is for an artist friend and I'd like the design to be both professional and "inspired" without obscuring the art. [Link Inside] [more inside]