I'm the first to admit that you can't believe what you see anymore... mostly because I've seen the process from the inside, and it can make you feel slightly uneasy if the result is from your own hand.
Estimating is the most difficult part of our jobs - designing logos, websites, etc. may seem identical between clients + projects, but the reality is that we provide custom work and getting the final amount of hours correct is part guess, part experience and part science.
"Those “savvy clients” just got a shitty design, the winner got some shitty pittance for their effort, and all of the other shitty designers got jack shit for their shitty work." - Kevin Potts, GraphicPush.com
Stock photos are everywhere in our business, and as much as we source the good stuff, it's amazing how that old tired reprocessed stuff keeps showing up. You know what we mean...
With a recent rebranding project freshly behind us, we were told in some casual conversation following the presentation, "I love the logo, but I keep thinking I've seen it somewhere..."
Who doesn't like a good top ten list? And when it comes to fonts, you don't have to be a designer to know the good, the bad and the over-used typefaces that we know all to well...
If you've ever laid eyes on a kid whipping through a webpage on an iPad, then you're probably very aware of how fluid the web experience is through the eyes of a 9-year old in cyberspace; even the most static content is set in motion as the web-savy mind searches and digests content at the flick of a finger. I'm also pretty sure there's not a mouse in production today that doesn't have a scroll wheel built into it.