While visiting Kent State University's fashion design museum I spotted this 1940's boy's sweater with P-38 Lightning and parachutes. pic.twitter.com/UZZvb3Ip6s — frankmcclung (@frankmcclung) March 6, 2018
When clients express strong preferences before the creative process begins, they limit the possibilities to discover unique design solutions — frankmcclung (@frankmcclung) September 4, 2017
Clients who say "don't worry about copy, focus on design", reveal a lack of understanding about the relationship between the two. — frankmcclung (@frankmcclung) July 30, 2017
Most startups I encounter have a completely unrealistic budget & expectation for web design. They spend more on office furniture. — frankmcclung (@frankmcclung) March 13, 2017
I never saw it coming. The “it” was the tidal wave of popular support for Donald Trump’s appropriated “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan embodied in the poorly designed but now iconic red trucker hat. With one election and an armada of hats, Donald Trump exposed the blind side of design.
A web designer is always a UX designer, but a UX designer is not always a web designer. — frankmcclung (@frankmcclung) January 19, 2017
So impressive when design firms show pics of big whiteboards with multicolored sticky notes, flow charts, and people pointing at things. — frankmcclung (@frankmcclung) September 30, 2016
Ever wonder why larger, successful companies have terrible websites? Design by committee. — frankmcclung (@frankmcclung) October 19, 2016
Client: Pleaseremovethewhitespace. Me: White space is good. — frankmcclung (@frankmcclung) December 13, 2016
I’ve noticed many entrepreneurs, marketing directors, and established business owners have an unrealistic expectation about the time it takes to design/redesign a website.
The evolution of web design pricing: '95-'97 low volume, low price; '97-'05 high volume, high price; '05-'16 high volume, low to no price. — frankmcclung (@frankmcclung) May 18, 2016
Maybe web designers ask too much of clients when they craft beautiful websites and then expect clients to keep it that way. — frankmcclung (@frankmcclung) March 10, 2015
"Below the fold" is a print term. Quit trying to apply it to a responsive, mobile web. — frankmcclung (@frankmcclung) April 10, 2015
Designers have a way of taking something authentic and designing the life out of it. — frankmcclung (@frankmcclung) October 8, 2015
Before hiring a designer, ask them to show you their best work–then have them explain why. — frankmcclung (@frankmcclung) October 8, 2015
It's a shame most people have such washed out, overly bright screens that they cannot see the subtle beauty in most web design. — frankmcclung (@frankmcclung) October 9, 2015
When your ready to redesign your website, don't go to the same company that designed your current site. — frankmcclung (@frankmcclung) October 12, 2015
How to be a cool design firm tip #1: Open office in old building downtown. Expose brick walls & beams. Hang your concept work on walls. — frankmcclung (@frankmcclung) October 20, 2015
Design is a team sport. Become an artist if you prefer to go it alone. — frankmcclung (@frankmcclung) November 13, 2015
If a designer or firm offers to do something for free to gain your business, run away–far away. — frankmcclung (@frankmcclung) November 23, 2015
Confuse art and design at your own peril. — frankmcclung (@frankmcclung) December 31, 2015
A lot of what passes for "good design" today is really just great photography. — frankmcclung (@frankmcclung) December 5, 2015
It’s one of those valuable life assets you cannot buy with money, garner through talent or earn with hard work. Perspective comes with time and reflection as you consider successes, trails, mistakes, failures and circumstances.
Is there a time when design doesn’t work for a company, service or product? I don’t mean a design that doesn’t sit right with you. I’m talking about design with a capital “D” which, when applied correctly, is actually unnecessary or even counterproductive.
Like it or not, design has class. And no, I don’t mean it’s classy as in elegant or fashionable, although design is a very trendy business world accessory. And I don’t mean design has class as in groups that share common attributes. I mean design has class as in an artificial social hierarchy — much …
Do you ever have difficulty explaining to others, let alone your mother, what exactly it is that you do for a living, or what design actually is? It seems that when I try to explain design, I get hung up somewhere between explaining the process, and giving a laundry list of outcomes (e.g., brochure, logo, …
I would wager that the vast majority of the people reading this entry consider graphic design to be quite important. Just how important is the question. Most graphic designers acknowledge that with our profession comes an uncertain degree of social responsibility.
CREATOR: I imagine that right now you’re feeling a bit like Alice. Tumbling down the rabbit hole? DESIGNER: You could say that. CREATOR: I can see it in your eyes. You have the look of a man who accepts what he sees because he’s expecting to wake up. Ironically, this is not far from the truth. …
I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told, this is the closest I’ve ever gotten to a college graduation. Today I want to tell you three stories from my life. That’s it. No big deal. …
I’m concerned. Has anyone else but me noticed the growing tendency in Western democratic countries around the world to censor anything that might be considered offensive to Muslims?