Teach with a passion

This blog post has been underway for quite some time. It started last year when I was asked to do a talk about presentation skills at the annual conference in our teacher’s association.

As I sat down to prepare my talk, the first thing I did was put myself in the position of my audience (= teachers in the multimedia design field, like myself) – because that’s what you should always do when preparing a presentation Continue reading Teach with a passion

FOWD #2: Paul Boag on 5 skills for webdesigners

Paul Boag – 5 new skills every webdesigner must know
Paul’s talk was highly inspirational, fun and provocative.
One of Paul’s statements that I really liked and agreed with was this: For most webdesigners, being a specialist is not an option. You need to be a generalist – because your clients will expect you to help them in many different areas.
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Contrast is King

This post is inspired by two tweets made by a former students at The Nordic Multimedia Academy, Maarja Jullinen.

Maarja tweeted:

“of seeing all the “10 tips to better design” articles. Why, fellow designer, can’t you write something else? I’ll read it, I promise!”

“Don’t promise me no tips unless it’s an actual tutorial. While I realize ‘breaking it down’ is a marvelous idea, it does make my eyes bleed.” Continue reading Contrast is King

Create for the sake of creating

Most things we do in our creative process is focused on a goal: A website design, an iPhone app, a brochure layout or a piece of audio for an application. But how often do we take time to create for the sake of just that – creating? And worrying less about the outcome – whether is succeeds or does a crash & burn?

I don’t. Or, more correctly put, I didn’t. Continue reading Create for the sake of creating