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Brendan Jones   |   http://behance.net/brendanjones

"Academic project for Typography III class. Rebranded logo & design elements around the idea of integration for Google and then implemented them into an annual report for the fiscal year of 2014."

Student in the Bachelor of Fine Arts Visual Communication Design program at Northern Kentucky University.

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Love this book layout.

Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.

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Wine 101 

  1. How-to Choose
  2. How-to Pair w/Food
  3. Using The Right Glass Shows You Have Class 
  4. Basic Types of Wine
  5. Expanded typing of Wines
  6. What Temp For EachType of Wine
  7. Knowing Your Wine Colors
  8. Wine Type Descriptions
  9. Caloric Comparison vs. Beer
  10. Coffees  

A friend once told me (while discussing wines & spirits) to learn about coffees too… " Because you’ll eventually need them, if / when you enjoy too much good spirits."

Infographics: Wine Folleys, Primer Magazine, and Chicago Food Magazine.

How to be an Adult 201

Shit, I’m a chef and still don’t know all of this!

How about we just buy anything under $15 and call it a day?

Reblogging for science

Infographics and wine are the best!

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Crowd Sourcing: Powerpoint Edition

I’m building a custom theme in power point using the master slides for a client. The slide has to be an 8 x 10 format. I’m importing the logo to the master slide as a pdf for quality control. I then created custom layouts for the theme. 

Whenever I try to import the theme to a presentation, it crashes the program. I’ve done this with two other documents, using the same pdf logo. Anyone have any ideas as to what the heck is going on? Is it the custom size? The pdf logo? 

In related news, I hate powerpoint. 

I’m having a bit of a ragey moment right now. I’m so sick of clients agreeing to a price point, signing a contract and then wanting to renegotiate 3 days later. 

Yes, I could drop the client. Yes, I could try to force them to uphold the contract. But I’m an independent business, so my name is my reputation. It’s not worth it. 

But really, when you end a conversation with me after negotiating my price $300 below our agreed upon cost, and then you say, “I really want you to be happy with this arrangement” I want to laugh in your face. 

Because are you serious? You want me to be happy with the fact that you just nickel and dimed me out of $300? 

Also. Don’t say, “I don’t want the lower price to affect the quality of the work you produce.” That’s really arrogant. And rude. Because I don’t send clients work that I don’t believe in and you just made the assumption that I would. 

Though they do say that the trifecta in design is a myth. You can get good design cheap. You can get cheap design fast. But you can’t get good design cheap and fast. 

That moment when you are working on a project and you have an “aha!” moment and realize you have an awesome solution to the design dilemma. And you are so excited to execute it. And then you realize that your client will probably never buy into it because they just don’t understand and it will be cast into the corner with so many of your other great ideas never to see the light of day again.

That is the moment that makes me wish I didn’t have clients. And then I remember that I like money. So I start working again. 

High-res This morning the Atlanta Design Collaborative met to begin planning out some community events… It’s a pretty amazing group of people and I am really honored to have been asked to join the conversation! I look forward to sharing upcoming news and events in the Atlanta area and hope to be more involved as this incredible group really gets rolling! 

This morning the Atlanta Design Collaborative met to begin planning out some community events… It’s a pretty amazing group of people and I am really honored to have been asked to join the conversation! I look forward to sharing upcoming news and events in the Atlanta area and hope to be more involved as this incredible group really gets rolling!