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Avoiding Bad Design Projects - Red Flags From Matt Stevens

If you're a freelance designer, you've probably taken on a project in the past that you regret. Some designers fall prey to the allure of a high-paying client whose...

20 October

2016

Design

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Aaron Draplin Answers: Should Your Design Agency Grow?

Since its inception, Obsessed With Design has quickly become one of the most popular design podcasts on iTunes. Each episode consists of author, speaker, designer, and Principal Josh Miles,...

17 October

2016

Design

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Designing With Passion - Advice from Samuel E Vázquez

All designers are presented with the same predicament at some point in their career. The work that pays the bills is work that they're not excited about. It's not...

10 October

2016

Design

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The Importance of Finding Your Design Style - Advice From Mikey Burton

Over the past decade, the design world has been turned on its head. Due to the rise of the Internet and social media, great designers are no longer commodities,...

6 October

2016

Design

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How to Overcome Creative Block - Advice from Prescott Perez-Fox

Prescott Perez-Fox takes productivity seriously. As the host of the podcast, The Busy Creator, Prescott prides himself on seeing inside the minds of top creative professionals and figuring...

26 September

2016

Design

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Logo Design Mistakes To Avoid - Advice From Michael Bierut

We've all seen bad logos, but what makes a logo stand out as one of the worst of all time? It takes a lot more than ugliness to make...

19 September

2016

Design

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7 Design Podcasts to Improve Your Design Skills in 2016

Recently, Jude Stewart and the AIGA released an article offering advice on how to launch and manage a successful design podcast. For this article, she interviewed the hosts of...

12 September

2016

Design

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How to Work Remote as a Designer - Advice from Amy and Jennifer Hood

Amy and Jennifer Hood are known for a lot of things. They are the co-founders of Hoodzpah design, and they're also great designers in their own right. They teach...

8 September

2016

Design

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How to Construct a Great Design Portfolio - Advice From Gianluca Gimini

Whether you're a college student looking to land your first job or a seasoned designer looking to land your dream job, your design portfolio is the single most important...

5 September

2016

Design

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How to Network as a Designer - Advice From Lars Lawson

As a designer, one of the most difficult aspects of developing your career is building a strong network. Networking doesn't come naturally to most people, and even if you've...

1 September

2016

Design

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The Art of Self-Promotion for Designers - Advice From Danielle Evans

For many designers, the thought of bragging about themselves is repugnant. They don't want to seem arrogant or self-centered, they want their work to speak for itself. Unfortunately, with...

29 August

2016

Design

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How a Design Podcast Can Convey Great Work

Over the past few months, the MilesHerndon team has been producing a design podcast called Obsessed With Design with Josh Miles. When I tell people this, one of the...

4 August

2016

Design

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Inside the Design Process of Von Glitschka

Von Glitschka (or "Vonster" on Twitter) is revered by brand designers around the country as one of the brightest in the industry. He has worked with everyone; from some...

25 July

2016

Design

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Productivity Tips For Creatives From Debbie Millman

Recently, the Obsessed With Design podcast hosted Debbie Millman. Debbie is a widely-respected designer and the host of the Design Matters podcast, one of the top podcasts of 2015. Throughout...

18 July

2016

Design

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Is My Logo Already Taken?

So you've finally put the finishing touches on a logo that your brand's essence. Congratulations! But what happens if someone has already registered that logo? Should you hire an...

9 May

2016

Design

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What Great Brand Design Looks Like (And How You Can Replicate It)

Marketers love to talk about great brand design, but it can be hard to tell what that really means. To many, brand design doesn't extend past a logo and...

18 April

2016

Design

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Why We're Excited for the Obsessed With Design Podcast

Passion projects. We tend to see a lot of them in the agency world.

Here at MilesHerndon, we've launched our fair share of passion projects in the...

4 April

2016

Design

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Is My Logo Too Similar To My Competitors?

It is becoming increasingly more difficult to come up with an original logo, but what's the difference between inspiration and plagiarism? Trademark and Copyright laws can be confusing and...

31 March

2016

Design

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Designing The MilesHerndon Logo

As you've probably heard, Miles Design recently joined forces with a fellow Indianapolis-based branding agency, Redwall, to form MilesHerndon. While this new venture is exciting for our entire team,...

21 January

2016

Design

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Is Your Logo Worse for Wear, or Good To Go?

You know that one sweater in your closet? It’s comfortable, familiar, and just seems to go with everything. You love that sweater.

The o...

28 December

2015

Design

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Psycho Movie Poster Redesign

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to participate in "The Bigger Picture Show," a fundraiser for the Indianapolis International Film Festival and a chance for local designers...

26 November

2015

Design

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Ocean’s Eleven Design Process: From Back of the Napkin to Movie Poster

Are you ready for this year's Bigger Picture Show? This is my third year to be included in the annual fund-raiser for the Indianapolis International Film Festival, and this...

23 November

2015

Design

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MilesHerndon Exclusive! Movie Poster Phone Wallpaper

As a design and branding firm, we love building awesome brands for great businesses, but there's nothing quite like finding excuses to give away our work for free.

...

19 November

2015

Design

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Branding 101: A Visual Brand Identity Checklist

Whether you’re building a new brand or simply refreshing an old one, your brand’s visual identity is the most important factor. Brands with a consistent visual identity res...

16 November

2015

Design

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Channeling Your Logo Design Inspiration

Creative blocks. They happen to everyone. So how can you overcome the barriers to inspiration when designing a new logo for a brand? Some will advise doing more research...

26 October

2015