Make a Pit Stop at F-Stop

The more involved I become in design, the more gear that I seem to accumulate.  It seems like every time I go on a business trip, I bring more and more gear with me.  For instance, on a typical trip to New York I’m likely to bring a laptop, a mouse, 2 cameras, large noise reduction headphones, an iPod, various chargers and connector cables, and of course a very large bag of Peanut Butter M&M’s.  In the very near future, I’m hoping to upgrade to a 17 inch MacBook Pro and possibly even purchase a new Wacom Tablet.  This means that very soon, the amount of gear that I bring with me will surpass the amount of items that my current bag can handle.  That’s why about a month ago; I decided to start looking for a new courier bag to replace my old one.  This article is a review of my experience looking for a new laptop bag.

Proofing Your Designs Made Easy With Proof HQ

As a designer I am often presented with the same question.  How do I send proofs to my clients?  In the past, I have always relied on email; email works most of the time but if you’re like me then you know its limitations.  Some times, we work with files that are too large to email, some times client requests can get lost in the noise, and worst of all, occasionally, we email a client our design only to have them take the proof and use it without paying us.  That being said, getting approval for your designs can be one of the most important aspects of the design process.  Why isn’t there a better solution for sending drafts and receiving feedback?  Well, there is!