The ever-shrinking portfolio

When I went to the School of Art, it was not uncommon to have an A1 sized folio bag for the various art we generated. Building a portfolio through the graphic design course at Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) was pretty much all about big impressive pages at A2 format. Carrying those around and using them to show off your work was a pain.

YouTube killed the MTV star

As a youngster, I saw the dominance of music videos and the all powerful MTV make new bands into sensations. The internet has now brought us a totally different method of finding new bands rather than being fed the product that the record labels wanted us to see and purchase.

We can see through the thinly veiled marketing ploys and manufactured pop stars. We want more but we also want something different to what is being shoved into our ears

Attire in the design studio

This is not so much of an issue as most studios are pretty flexible with clothes as long as they’re neat. I tried to get other designers I know to do a formal Friday rather than a casual Friday, and even I struggled with that. After that a super casual Friday dubbed, ‘flanny Friday’ was born.

One of the best tips I ever received was to dress for the job you want rather than the one you have.

Motorhead Remixer Application

Ever wanted your own mix of classic Motorhead tracks? Well, you can now download an app for your iPhone and have your own version of the best Motorhead songs just for yourself. You can also share them with other remixers!

Music in the design studio

As seen in desktop magazine here Pretty much any design studio you walk into will have music playing – it can be the radio, but more and more often it’s an MP3 player hooked up to speakers. This can lead to staff experiencing music and bands that they would not have checked out for themselves.…