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Perception of Value

If you want to be a successful designer, get ready to demonstrate your value and why you deserve a seat at the table, your entire life. Over three years ago, I started working with a client that didn't want design. There were many times when I questioned why my job is necessary. Design is the understaffed underdog. While the …
November 4, 2019
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Reflection on Four

I've reached four years at Martiancraft today, which means it's almost five years as a full-time remote designer. Thinking back to the times when my hair turned grey, I can't believe I'm still chugging on. I can't forget the moment when I left last last job and stared into the skies at Bryant Park, wondering...what will I do …
February 26, 2019
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Wedding Planning

World's Best Bride? or World's Most Controlling Bride? Wedding planning is the biggest project I’ve ever tackled. ? Assuming you only get married once, there really isn’t anything you can do to be prepared for this. It’s a rollercoaster of emotions because this event is so personal. A little background story… getting married was never a priority in …
November 15, 2018
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Looking Back at Three

With a blink of an eye, it's been over three years with the people at MartianCraft. This is by far, the longest I've ever stayed with any group of people. In my twenties, I was really competitive with myself. All I wanted to do is improve my skills, move up the rank, gain a higher salary, and be …
July 1, 2018
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Valuable & Fulfilling Work

Doing good work and everything else will follow. Doing “valuable, and fulfilling work” is not something many would argue with. The issue isn’t the variety or the amount of work available, it’s the quality of work and the investment you put in towards solving problems with creative solutions. Many instances, good work requires working with a team of …
April 13, 2016
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Getting Emotional

In a previous article, I talked about ace-ing the process of design with feelings I described how clients should share their feedback by using feeling instead of dictating the visuals implementation. Being emotional translates to being passionate and confident in the design you put out. It’s natural to feel very attached to your design and quick to jump …
April 2, 2016
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