Conversation with Beth McKeever

Yesterday I had the opportunity to sit down with user experience designer Beth McKeever and chat about design. As a recent graduate, navigating the gap between student and creative professional has been a little tricky and at times discouraging. That…

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A Timely Reminder

Posted on August 20, 2014 Under Uncategorized

Have you ever felt like you are stumbling around a project, looking for the right answer, and it just keeps evading you? I've felt that way over the past few months as I've worked on a logo and website project.…

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Design Tips

I recently read a great article by Brian Hoff entitled “16 tips to improve as a graphic designer.” Granted, the article is old (it was posted back in 2008 on The Design Cubicle), but still has good advice for designers. Brian…

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Ten Do’s and Don’ts

Posted on May 15, 2013 Under Uncategorized

Below is a list of ten do's and don'ts learned from informational interviews over the past few months. They are not in any particular order and represent a sample of the advice the interactive design class received from design professionals.…

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Informational Interview: Sam Reyes

On April 9th I interviewed senior designer Sam Reyes, who works at Saúl E. Méndez in Guatemala. When I began looking for people to interview, I had posted in the school's student/alumni Facebook group to see if anyone was willing to talk with…

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Thoughts on Design Styles

Posted on April 2, 2013 Under Uncategorized

For a while now (really only a couple years), I have been attempting to design with a minimalistic style but have been frustrated when my designs don't look absolutely stunning like the examples I see. Part of this is due…

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Informational Interview: Laura Peterson

This past week I have been on spring break and I chose to interview a designer near my hometown. I contacted Laura Peterson, who works at Lakeside Press in Willmar, MN and who also does some other design work (Codeblue Marketing and…

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Informational Interview: Justin Brady

My connections between last month's interview and this one were a little difficult to follow at first. After my interview with Laura Kaupang, I emailed her to see if there was anyone she suggested I talk with next. I didn't…

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Informational Interview: Laura Kaupang

Earlier today I met with Laura Kaupang and over coffee discussed design and what it looks like in the real world. Below are some notes based on our conversation. A little about Laura A 2008 graduate of Northwestern College, Laura…

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