JDK designer blog

Do you work to live, or do you live to work?

This guy apparently is all into his web development job. He better be a really amazing coder.

To condense or not to condense…why would you even concider it?

Since the proliferation of affordable desktop computers began in the early/mid 1990’s, the ability for the designer/DTP/layout arteest to customized the appearance of typographic letter forms (i.e., ‘glyphs’) has continue to evolve. Indeed the user can customize glyphs in any number of ways, seemingly limited only by the user’s imagination. However, the two ‘customizations’ I […]

Missing Missy

So, okay, if you’re a designer, you have probably already seen this one, but I still think it is one of the most hysterical indictments of the field of graphic design out there. Why? Because I am as guilty of doing what this mythical designer perpetrated as anyone else. Please, don’t make me give up […]

So, you’re looking at a career in graphic design? You better be prepared to do it for the love of the profession.

So, in 1986 I graduated from Woodbury University, then located in downtown Los Angeles (the campus has since relocated to new digs in Burbank), with a Bachelor’s of Science in graphic design. Back at that time, the tools of the trade were non-repro blue pencils, X-acto knives, and rubber cement. My first job out of […]

Don’t you know the difference between a foot and an apostrophe?

I see it all the time; on billboards, in advertisements, even in logos. Foot and inch hash marks (read, straight quotes) in place of typographer’s quotes. I have seen it for years. However as desktop computers and software become more and more inexpensive to upgrade, the problem only seems to continue to get worse…and worse…and […]

Musings from a work-a-day graphic designer