April 27, 2016

 

You’ve probably never heard of Kyle Drummond. He’s a charming self-proclaimed introvert who lives with his family in Ellicott City and is a full time software engineer. But in the evenings and on weekends, he indulges his passion for metalwork, creating one-of-a-kind...

April 27, 2016

 

When did my interest in crows first start? It’s hard to say. I was initially a fan of the birds of prey – specifically hawks, because they were common in my area. I would notice them on streetlights, wires, soaring high above me with the underside of their wings flash...

April 27, 2016

 

Eleven unmatched socks in varying states of decay.

I dress shirt, crumpled.

Four beer bottle caps.

One empty can of Natty Boh.

One full bottle of good beer.

Phone charger (doesn’t he need that?).

Two dice huddled in the dust where the desk had been.

Set of snowboard bindings...

April 27, 2016

 

My daughter had a friend visiting last night. Both are recent art school graduates. At 7 pm I came downstairs and sat down with a sigh.
“God, I’ve been working all day!”
The friend was astonished and dismayed and said, “You are just getting home at 7?”
My daughter lau...

April 27, 2016

 

Ever wonder what makes those wacky, creative types tick? How is it that some people seem to come up with all kinds of interesting, original work while the rest of us trudge along in our daily routines?

Creative people are different because they operate a little differe...

April 27, 2016

 

One of the most challenging tasks in the world of running your own graphic design business, whether as the head of a large agency, partner in a small firm, or a freelance designer is to write a comprehensive, articulate proposals when bidding on a job. How much inform...

April 27, 2016

 

Being self-employed is a roller-coaster ride. Sure, on the up side I get to set my own hours, work from home, take time off. On the downside, my income is unpredictable and I have nail-biting months when I am not sure that the bills will get paid. I am constantly look...

April 27, 2016

The dangerous thing about being a graphic designer (at least for me) is that you can never stop playing around with your design. In the print world, there is a hard and fast deadline. It's over. It's printed. Stop looking at it and thinking, "What if I had done this or...

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