This weekend, I just finished reading the Walter Isaacson book entitled, Steve Jobs (2011, Simon & Schuster). It truly was a fascinating read about a very complex and interesting man. Love him or hate him, Steve Jobs was one of the most influential people of our times.
I’ve touched on this subject before, but I thought maybe a refresher was in order. Keeping a sketchbook around for jotting down ideas, pasting in notes or otherwise affixing your thoughts into a hardbound repository is an excellent habit to get into. It helps you organize your concepts, works out the visual cues and lets you refer to ideas that may be appropriate for your current project. Most of all, it gives your brain a rest so you can work on more pressing things, like finding your car keys.
Every once is awhile, you need to take a little inventory of the old portfolio. Usually, it happens whenever you get ‘forced’ to do it with an upcoming client meeting or an interview. You find the trusty book in your office or studio and gently blow the dust off of it and thumb through the work. Hopefully, you can find stuff that needs a little update and replace it with some new pieces. Many times though, I have looked at the case or book and thought that it might be time for a new look, you know, give it a bit more – oomph. And, unfortunately, it usually gets put off until the next time you have to get it out – reminding you once again.
Just received word that a number of my logo designs will be included in the new LogoLounge Masters Library Volume 2 coming out some time next year.
Just received the word this week about my logo work being included in the upcoming LogoLounge Masters Library series. The new series of design books will be published by Rockport Publishers.