Cool Stuff Roundup: Practice makes Perfect

It’s been doozy of a week! But keep in mind, practice makes perfect and the hard work does eventually pay off.

Wondering what you might have missed this week or looking for a little bit of afternoon distraction? Check back on Fridays for a selection of each week’s cool stuff that you might have missed.


These Amazing Before-And-After Drawings Show The Real Value Of Practice
Remember those sketches from when you were a child that you hide in the back of the closet or that your mom n’ dem keep to pull out and proudly exclaim over their indication of early signs of talent? If you were to compare them to today’s work, I bet you’ve come a long way. Take a look at some of these illustrators’ current pieces compared to their youthful artifacts.

What if a client forbids you from including something in your portfolio?
A real legal and ethical conundrum for many, the Freelancers’ Union is there to help clarify and provide advice on how to navigate this simple, yet crucial clarification.

I Don’t Like It
This week on A List Apart, Laura Kalbag tackles one of the more painful steps in the creative process – the part when you have to remember to check your ego at the door, play puzzle solver, and draw more constructive criticism out of your client.

Google’s Economic Impact Report features Dirty Coast
Congratulations to long-time AIGA New Orleans supporter, Dirty Coast, on their feature as a local business booming big online! Also, Mandeville was selected as one of Google’s 2013 eCity, recognized as having the strongest online presence in the state. Read more or download the full economic report.

By Samantha Barnes
Published July 18, 2014