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Entries from May 2010

May 19, 2010

Does your portfolio have to be fancy?

On June 5th, I’m reviewing portfolios for AIGA SF Portfolio Day. While I love talking to students, I’m already dreading one thing: the “fancy” portfolio. By fancy, I mean a hardbound book with embossed lettering, ultra expensive paper, and precious unreadable typography. Or maybe it’ll be encased in a large metal box with tricky clasps […]

May 7, 2010

Don’t check your work email at home

Four years ago, I started forwarding my work email to my personal email account. The reason? One inbox for all email is easier to manage. It’ll my make life simpler, right? Not. Turns out, all it did was stress me out at home and on the weekends. There’s always an annoying email about a problem […]

May 6, 2010

When to quit your job

When you’ve stopped learning on the job, it’s time to quit. After looking at all the jobs I’ve had, I realized one thing: when I stopped learning, I became much more keenly aware of other job factors like salary, office space, and vacation time. Boredom makes it way easier to obsess about money and perks. […]