The Monday Morning WHIP // 62

So you've started adding digital work to your folio, but dammit, there's only so many iPhone apps and 'find the product' maze games you can come up with. Don't worry, we're all still figuring out this thing too. Stan suggests you start thinking about the possibilities beyond the obvious. Got any digital work in your folio? Of course you do, it’s 2010. But before you take a moment to pat yourself on the back for having a banner or two in your book, consider this: Digital work dates fast. ... Read More! »

The Monday Morning WHIP // 61

If you wanna be a success in this game, sometimes you need to do things you might not want to. But, as Stan will tell you, it'll make you better than anyone else hawking their folio about. And it'll be impossible not to get a job. Ever shown your folio to someone and they’ve made comment about having seen one of your ideas before? No? Lucky you! For most of us though (including me) having an idea that has been done before is an occupational hazard. So if someone tells you ... Read More! »

The Monday Morning WHIP // 60

Seriously. Stan couldn't make it much simpler than this. When you see an ad on the television does it have subtitles running across the bottom of the screen explaining what the brief for the ad was? No, of course not. Ever seen a poster on the highway with a copy of the brief attached to it? No, didn’t think so. So why oh why do so many juniors have creative briefs in their folios? If your ad needs a copy of the brief alongside it in order to help someone understand it, then ... Read More! »

The Interview Series // 28

Alright, alright. We know what you're thinking, "Another ad-guy? When you kids gonna get over this ad-schmer-tising thing, huh?" Well you're right. Evan Fry is an ad-guy. But he ain't just any ad-guy--he's a true-blue award-winning ex-Creative Director of Crispin Porter & Bogusky style ad-guy, and he has some good shit to say, so chill out, bro. That sort of heritage makes him better than most ad-guys, who on the whole are a dime-a-dozen, and definitely don't look this good with a head ... Read More! »

The Monday Morning WHIP // 58

What's your excuse for not visiting every Creative Director, Senior Creative, Group Publisher, Studio Manager, Design Director and Big Wig With Advice to Give that you can guess the email of? It better be good, because if it's not, you'll meet someone like Stan in the real world--and they might not be this helpful. Once upon a time a kid rang me to ask if I’d take a look at his folio. When I asked him what sort of folio it was he ummed and awed before replying that he wasn’t ... Read More! »

Junior Event // 13

How great is Thousand Pound Bend!? It's such a versatile venue. It feels like our home with all those couches and bedraggled furniture scattered about. Within this house of comfort and mirth we hosted our December event, presided over by none other than our old friend Stuart Geddes, one of Melbourne's most visually articulate and clever designers from Chase & Galley. Luckily for those who weren't there, he's sent us a copy of his ten tips in ten minutes, which you can download here. If ... Read More! »