Starting out: recruitment agencies and doing it for yourself

As seen in desktop magazine here During your career you are inevitably going to use a recruitment agency at some point. Many of them are pretty appalling when it comes to the way they get talent on board, promising all sorts of things, some even advertising non-existent jobs to meet their monthly sign up targets…

The Win Without Pitching Manifesto by Blair Enns

Original article is available on Desktop Magazines website. I recently came across a great reference to the book, The Win Without Pitching Manifesto and the bonus is, you can read it free online before buying yourself a copy. It is very inspiring, and well worth a read for ANY designer.  

Garfield minus Garfield

As seen in desktop magazine here What would the Garfield comic be like without Garfield in it? Would it be funnier than it was before? I think so, and if you think it might be an insight into a paranoid and delusional Jon, take a look for yourself at Garfield Minus Garfield.

The sushiplane campaign launch event

These days you can find somewhere to get sushi in most shopping centres. The exposure to Japanese food and culture has never been greater than it is now. With the sheer volume of quality animation that has been done, you will no doubt have watched and enjoyed Japanese animation (possibly not even knowing it), and had at least a little bit of exposure to their movies (Akira Kurosawa’s films are all timeless and worth watching, not forgetting Godzilla…) as designers we embrace their different viewpoint on packaging and design and their culture that embraces the illustrated work so whole heartedly.

Want to get free music whilst the artist still gets paid?

As seen in desktop magazine here Yes, however crazy it may sound, you can download great mp3 tracks from plenty of current chart topping bands (plus some great classic ones) from Guvera. True, you do have to see an ad while it is downloading, but the price of the song is paid by the advertiser…