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
In the two previous posts, I’ve shared with you my Presentation Ninja Tricks on the first two phases of creating a presentation, Plan and Produce. Now it’s time to look at the final phase, Perform.
Continue reading Presentation Ninja Tricks #3: Perform
In the first post of this series, I shared with you how to get started with planning your presentation. In this post, we’ll focus on the second phase: Produce.
Continue reading Presentation Ninja Tricks #2: Produce
This post is the first of (so far) three posts about presentation skills. I’ve spent a lot of time writing down a list of good advice for people who do talks and presentations in all scale. So here you go, I hope you will find it useful.
Continue reading Presentation Ninja Tricks #1: Plan
I love turquoise. It’s such a vibrant, living color. So when I made my MOO cards, I decided I wanted to make them in a simple monochrome turquoise color scheme.
Continue reading MOO cards and monochromes
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.
Continue reading FOWD #2: Paul Boag on 5 skills for webdesigners
This post is inspired by two tweets made by a former students at The Nordic Multimedia Academy, Maarja Jullinen.
“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
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