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That Word 'Just' & How To Work With A Difficult Client

Posted by Todd Anderson on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, In : Advice 
As the creative director of a busy design studio, along with also being someone who has in the past run my own design practice and worked as a freelancer, I have come to dislike the use of the word ‘just' and I know that I am not alone.

I used to come across it a lot. For example; a client who after signing off a job, gets back in touch and asks, “Can you ‘just’ make a change for me.” "It’s 'just' something small and I need it quickly." This usually translates...

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Do It For The Love Love Love!

Posted by Todd Anderson on Thursday, July 23, 2015, In : Motivation 

I have a belief that love and hard work go hand in hand! I strongly believe that if you don't love what you do then you'll be unable to dedicate yourself fully to it and it's unlikely you'll be able to produce great work! It may be hard work to get out of bed and drive to the office each morning. It may be hard work to get through each day, but that doesn't mean that your actually working hard at what you do! if you don't love what you do then how can you invest yourself t...

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What is Success? - Designing Your Success

Posted by Todd Anderson on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, In : Motivation 
In a new series for the design life, I am going to be writing about success, specifically success within the field of design. In this first installment I want to discuss what success really means? Then over the forthcoming series we will strive to break down what it takes to achieve and maintain success.

I did an exercise a while ago to try and visualise what it takes to be a success within my chosen creative field. I thought it would be fun to feature it in the opening illustration to this ...
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