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Grumpy Monkey: Being a Workaholic Designer and How to Recover

  5 MIN READ  |     556 views  |     1 October 2019

Designers are very fortunate. Unlike a whole lot of careers out there, we quite often genuinely enjoy what we do. We get to unleash our creative spirit and can make a decent living out of it, too. From my experience, it’s an industry full of talented and passionate people. It can be a bit of a mixed blessing, though. If you’re good at your job, more people will want you to do work for them. The trouble is that you may run into times when there’s too much to do and not enough time to do it. Because you’re determined to get it all done, you start early and leave late. You work weekends and take time away from family. You might even be a bit grumpy.
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Grumpy Monkey: These Are a Few of My Least Favorite Things

  3 MIN READ  |     429 views  |     12 September 2019

After 10+ years in the web design and development industry, I’ve found that the web is still far from perfect. There are a number of things I’d love to see change for the better. So, today I’m wearing my “Grumpy Designer” cap once again. It will put me in the proper frame of mind as I take you through some things that I’d like to see either evolve or just go away.
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Grumpy Monkey: Work How You Want To, Adjust When You Have To

  3 MIN READ  |     744 views  |     4 September 2019

How many times has your web browsing or social media feed led you to an article telling you not to do things the way you’re doing them? While the quest for evolution in web design is a noble one, sometimes it’s littered with well-meaning nonsense. That’s why, as a grumpy designer with over a decade in the game, I’m declaring that we work in the way that makes us most comfortable and productive.

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