Drew a dude tonight.. I find dudes boring. Chicks with curves are better. Also don’t spill your drink on the cute girl you had a chat with :/ #illseeyounextweekquestionmark #ladybutts #nomanbutts #lifedrawing (at The Arthouse Hotel)
When I was teaching Intro to Graphic Design, I would give a speech very similar to this comic. A lot of times people use a pencil to represent graphic designers (because we’re creative? We write things sometimes?), but I think this is a better analogy. Designers use creativity, but we are precise and analytical and, well, all the other things I mention in this chart.
Consider this my ode to designers.
A lot of times (especially lately) people have asked me what designers do. Or rather,assumed what designers do. Here’s what we don’t do:
Sit on our asses until an idea strikes.
Play around all day.
Make things just look pretty.
Throw things together.
Consider the best solution to problems.
Edit content to better make a point.
Edit a layout to better emphasize content.
Wonder how to best reach the goals of a project.
Think about how one change may have 1,000 ramifications to other moving pieces of the project.
Research what tools can best get the job done.
Pay attention to every detail of the final result.
I’m sure I missed some. Help me fill them in the comments.
I knew nothing of this film until I heard Marc Fennell’s review on Triple J earlier in the day.
He said and I loosely quote “A not shit version of Tomorrow When the War Began” and he was right on the money. SO much more believable, and while not directly in your face, it dealt with some of the horrific things that would actually happen in a scenario like this.
He also said he was let down by the end, which I agree was pretty weak. They could have spent another 10min or more just fleshing something out. It was just too sudden.
The other thing that got me watching this was Saoirse Ronan.
She was fucking brilliant in Hanna and didn’t disappoint in How I Live Now.