I’ve been absolutely fascinated by details lately. When it comes to design, those are the little things that make a project feel whole. Whether it’s the little rounded square in the “R” mark, the branch outs of the “brand new week” lettering, or precisely placed overlaps – it’s all done with intention. It feels whole. Lately, I’ve been focusing on just that. As a designer, we get to a point that feels good. But pushing yourself just a little bit further – whether it’s by adding new details or re-thinking composition – feels GREAT. You’ll know when you hit that magic sweet spot.
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As I started to receive applications for my internship position I posted about a few weeks ago ( NOW CLOSED ) — I realized that it could be very helpful to write some resume, cover letter, and general application tips for those of you applying for creative jobs out there. Landing that dream job of yours is all about how well you present yourself. Here are a few things to keep in mind :
FIRST LOOK – One of the most important things you can realize before applying for a creative job is that your work MATTERS. The person looking over your materials will almost always look at your portfolio ( or work submitted ) first. With that said, your portfolio and work should be presented in a way that you are proud of and be top priority. Everything should be up to date and tailored to showcase your best work. Make viewers WANT to stay and explore more about you + your work.
How cool + fresh is this color palette?? Believe it or not, greens / blues don’t come up a lot for me with client projects. I’ve worked with many palettes under the sun, but can’t quite remember something as soothing as this. With that said, I couldn’t be more excited to give this particular client ( who you will find out about later ) a modern brand refresh. I’ll be back in a few months with this guy to hopefully share some more!
I was paging through some of my favorite dribbble favorites and noticed a recent trend : teals, yellows, and neutrals. I’m also really enjoying the different techniques designers use to make something look very “modern vintage.” I know a few ways, but would love to learn more. Perhaps an afternoon spent with google + illustrator is in order. Which is your favorite one up there?? Gotta say, I’m favoring that cute little wiener dog up top, I mean, c’mon. How could you not?
Oh, I just love it when I feel in step with a client. This moodboard is so modern, simple, and RIGHT up my alley. I couldn’t be more excited! I actually already got started last week and am having so much fun playing with some of my favorite type of fonts : contrasty serifs & thin sans serifs. Those two always make a good combo, they should date. Also, how cool is the dude in the top left of this board? Digging his style. And as usual, I’ll make sure to share with you the final product once we get there! We have an entire branding + website to get through, first.