This is an amazing infographic – check it out to see how much all of those groovy new electronic devices are really costing us!
Archive for September, 2011
First of all, let me just say that the title above, which is not mine, is brilliant! It comes from the latest screenprint by husband and wife design team, The Design Bureau of Amerika. Entitled, “A Day in the Life of a Graphic Designer – Another Day Another Drop Shadow,” it sums up how many graphic designers spend their days. Buy it for all of your designer friends here.
“The dream of a graphic designer is to create meaningful designs that communicate on a visual, intellectual and emotional level. It is the joy of being creative and having someone pay you to do it. But the reality of that dream is that it often comes with the heavy price on the creative soul. There are endless meetings, client revisions, committee-mandated direction, project managers who are frustrated art directors, long hours and often little recognition. These are the daily and universal struggles of a graphic designer and this is my loving tribute to those in the design trenches. May the creative concept never be forgotten and the good fight always be fought.”
I have to admit that my days are not exactly like this (a day in the life of the designer/mom brings some additional challenges), but much of it rings pretty true. Hilarious + brilliant!
Surely with a start like this, it’s going to be a great week!
[via HOW Magazine Blog]
Isabel and Mia started kindergarten this week, and I’m still not sure if I should celebrate or cry. Once I get used to this new schedule, I’ll figure that out.
In the meantime, I’m still working on getting everyone up and out the door earlier, making five lunches (and snacks!) a week without dying of boredom, and working four shorter days a week instead of three full days.
Aside from my issues, Mia and Isabel seem to be doing just fine. I guess that’s the way it should be, and I’m happy for it!
The ideas, images and ink for the month are:
ideas new adventures, through the eyes of a five-year-old
images twirling girls, holding hands
ink rubine red, pear yellow
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