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Entries from June 2008

Jun 25, 2008

Create an Instant Blog with Posterous

If you’re looking for a ridiculously dead-simple blogging tool, check out Posterous. Just send an email to post@posterous.com, and bam! Instant blog for you and everyone to love. No signups, no special tools, no fancy bells and whistles. It’s perfect for aspiring photo bloggers who don’t need all the extras. Thomas, our new designer at […]

Jun 20, 2008

A Thank You Note From Mike

Mike from New York wrote: Just a quick note of thanks! I was layed off several weeks ago and was looking for the latest resume styles on the internet when I stumbled onto your site. I downloaded your (very handsome) format as a starting point and sent out a couple dozen copies. I had hits […]

Jun 17, 2008

Must Read: The Adventures of Johnny Bunko

I just finished reading The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You’ll Ever Need. It’s brilliant. And I’m now going on a crusade to make it required reading in every high school and college curriculum. The book is by Daniel H. Pink, and you’ll find it in your bookstore’s business section. But this […]

Jun 13, 2008

Whatever's Clever: The iPhone's Secret Antennae

Ever wonder where the iPhone antenna was hidden? Here’s Apple’s official answer: Clever iPhone engineering integrates those antennas into a few unexpected places: the metal ring around the camera, the audio jack, the metal screen bezel, and the iPhone circuitry itself. Amazing. With all that ingenuity, it’s a shame Apple will force in-store activations on […]

Jun 6, 2008

Wells Fargo’s Exciting ATM Redesign

Holger Struppek, Design Director at Hot Studio and formerly of Pentagram, has a nice case study showcasing the redesign of Wells Fargo’s ATM interface. Check it out: Maybe, it’s time for me to ditch Bank of America. Read and see more images of the project here. It’s great to see examples of design like this–mundane, […]

Jun 3, 2008

How Much Do Designers Get Paid?

Wanna know how much dough designers make? Check out the AIGA Survey of Design Salaries. Results for 2008 are out. It’s dubbed “definitive,” but take it all with a grain of salt. You can view the results on their site or download the PDF.

Jun 2, 2008

Stephanie Orma Isn't Famous But Loves Being a Designer

The world has enough interviews of rock star designers, so I’m interviewing everyone else–designers who are happy, without the fame. Let’s start Stephanie Orma, a former student from my alma mater, the California College of the Arts. I first met her when I was a TA for Jim Faris’s information design class. I recently caught […]