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100 Things I Wish I Knew A Long Time Ago

100 Things I Wish I Knew A Long Time Ago

Here are the things that I wish I knew when I was younger. These aren't in any particular order. Hopefully, they bring you some value or fire up a discussion in your shop. Want to add to the list? Leave a comment below! The right…
Taking Creative Risks

Taking Creative Risks

How comfortable are you with taking creative risks? Not the small step variety, mind you. But the ones that are scary. That begins with a variation of "I've never done this before." For 2022, I'm going to advocate that you not only…
You Don't Know Everything

You Don't Know Everything

You don't know everything. There, I said it. But do you know why I said it? Mainly because there are two types of people that I frequently encounter. The first type is people who stopped trying to learn anything new when they finished…
9 Steps for Easy Simulated Process Seps

Nine Steps for Easy Simulated Process Seps

Plenty of folks or art departments in this industry struggle with separating simulated process spot color seps for Photoshop. Let's face it, getting others to do it is its own offshoot industry. But, it's fairly easy to learn. Especially…
How to Give Up Control

How to Give Up Control

Deep inside we are all control freaks. I know I am. Personally, I am very picky and like things handled a certain way. That's the ENTJ-Commander in me. "It's my way or the highway." Have you ever said that? Or my personal favorite…
Desirable Difficulty: The Art of Leveling Up

Desirable Difficulty: The Art of Leveling Up

"Desirable Difficulty." This is a two-word term that recently entered my skull thanks to Seth Godin's new book, "The Practice: Shipping Creative Work." Are you familiar with this concept? Desirable difficulty is the on-purpose art of…