Thursday, December 10, 2009
This is always good to do for the new year. It's best that you start your list right away, but if you want to wait until January 1st, then that wouldn't hurt either. Graphic Design Blender's 51 New Year Resolutions, do some of them apply to you? We all should try to improve our skills and ourselves as designers. There's a couple on items well maybe more than a couple that I would try asap.
1-Graphic Designers, Code your first web site
2-Web designers, Design your first set of business cards, a logo, or a poster
3-Design and Code your first wordpress theme
4-Learn the basics of Photoshop and Illustrator
5-Learn the principles of usability in any design setting.
6-Get a twitter account if you don’t have one. (If you have one, you can follow me too. I know–shameless plug.)
7-Try out some sort of new online social media.
8-If you freelance, raise your rates.
9-Find new and better ways to connect with clients (Google Voice, Google Wave, etc.)
10-Study Typography more in depth and apply it in your designs
11-Try a color scheme you have never even imagined
12-If you are a freelancer, try an office job. If you are in the office, try freelancing.
13-Get all the info you need from your client by asking the right questions
14-Start a blog or write for other blogs
15-Get involved in the online community
16-Learn the basics of XHTML and CSS (web designers: learn something new–perhaps CSS3 or HTML5)
17-Take up a new hobby that doesn’t involve design in any way
18-Exercise the left side of your brain more (give the right side of your brain a rest)
19-Learn the basics of copywriting
20-Update your portfolio to meet industry standards
21-If you don’t have an online portfolio, get one. If you don’t have a print portfolio, get one.
22-Update your resume
23-Do some volunteer design work
24-Use at least one project to defy all the rules you have ever learned
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Posted by JoeBaronDesign at 3:38 PM