Entries by Prescott Perez-Fox

Are Orgs Truly Organized?

It’s been a strange Winter, so far. Skipping the play-by-play about what Donald Trump has destroyed in his short time as President, (and honestly, I can’t keep up with it all), I have observed something remarkable which, in turn, brought questions to my mind.

A ton of causes and activist groups have formed, seemingly overnight.

This is no accident, of course. These groups are being helped. Amnesty International offers a manual called Activist Tools on their site with the intent that you’ll find it and use it. […] Full post →

Friday Links, vol. 76

The week in Internet. Useful resources for creative professionals.

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Friday Links, vol. 75

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Episode 100! A Live Meetup Event with guests Joaquin Cotler, Rashan Casseus, & Gabby Wallace — The Busy Creator Podcast 100

That went quickly! Listen in to our live event where we commemorate 100 episodes of The Busy Creator Podcast and remark on the journey. This event was a crossover with the New York City Podcast Meetup, recorded at Small City Co-working space in Brooklyn.

Joining Prescott on stage are musician Joaquin Cotler (@ShinyIslands), UX designer Rashan Casseus (@rcassues) & video publisher/entrepreneur Gabby Wallace (@GabbyAWallace). Together we discuss daily practice, creating projects and nurturing them over time, and our own experiences with podcasting. […] Full post →

Friday Links, vol. 74

The week in Internet. Useful resources for creative professionals.

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  • Make a detailed goal sheet and track your personal progress. Includes an Illustrator file.
  • Manage your email with five folders

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Free Download: SimpleCal 2017

All calendars suck. This is due in large part to their inability to show you how the months stitch together. Often, the final days are crammed onto the same last row as the previous week. And what happens a fortnight from the final weekend? Who knows.

demonstration calendar

A demonstration on why typical calendars are awful

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Friday Links, vol. 73

The week in Internet. Useful resources for creative professionals.

Tools

  • Update your website’s footer with these javascript and PHP snippets. An easy way to start the year with purpose.
  • TrademarkVision is a professional tool for image-searching trademark symbols. Very useful when doing legal due-diligence for an identity.

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  • Sensis is a grid-based Tumblr with literally nothing but gorgeous product photography against black backgrounds.

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There and Back Again, Craig Ward Discusses Joining A Large Agency After Years of Successful Solo Practice — The Busy Creator Podcast 99

Craig Ward (@MrCraigWard) is a designer, art director, typographic artist, and author currently living in Brooklyn, NY. A UK native, he came to New York in 2009 shortly after being selected as an ADC Young Gun.

As a solo act, Craig created projects for Adobe, Squarespace, Calvin Klein, Google, Nike, and host of other large brands across entertainment, fashion, media, and consumer products. Lately, he’s rejoined the agency world.

In this conversation, we discuss the culture clash between a large company and a solo practice, the economics behind design (large and small), and where agencies can still innovate in spite of their size. […] Full post →

Friday Links, vol. 71

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Going Hollywood, How Brittany Cormack Thrives as a Costume Designer Amid the Madness of Show Biz — The Busy Creator Podcast 98

Brittany Cormack is a costume designer for film and television. Following her training in fashion and dance, Brittany arrived in Los Angeles without a clue how to work in the movie business, but has since found her groove. She works primarily on independent films, commercials, and music videos, but every day is an adventure.

Work has taken her from frozen mountains to coastal swamps, and everywhere in between. In this conversation, we discover how movie sets work, what happens when everyone is freelance, and where to build habits even during crazy periods. […] Full post →

Friday Links, vol. 69

The week in Internet. Useful resources for creative professionals.

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