Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Web Designer Magazine: Five Questions with Mayhem Studios

I had the pleasure of Dave Harfield interview me for Web Designer Magazine: Web Design for Real People and defining the internet through beautiful design. I was asked, "Five Questions with Calvin Lee of Mayhem Studios."

The Five Questions Were Fun Yet Informative:
+ Describe yourself in five words?
+ Which design tool makes the biggest contribution to your creative output and why?
+ What do you consider to be the most useful technique in the design/development process?
+ Web creatives love designer fonts. What’s your favourite and why?
+ One tip that you would give anyone trying to get into the industry?

So head on over to Web Designer Magazine to find out what my answers were to the, "Five Questions with Calvin Lee of Mayhem Studios."

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Monday, May 04, 2009

Mayhem Studios Featured in 100 Habits of Successful Freelance Designers

Several of my tips and my work will be included in a new book about freelancing, "100 Habits of Successful Freelance Designers: Insider Secrets for Working Smart & Staying Creative," published by Rockport and authored by Steve Gordon, Jr. with Laurel Saville.

Good habits are found in every part of the design process, from promoting yourself well in order to land the client, to working with that client, to achieving the desired results on press.

"100 Habits of Successful Freelance Designers" reveals solutions from a wide range of freelance designers whose years of experience have helped them find not only the most creative solutions for their clients’ design needs, but also the most successful solutions. The book also focuses on the daily habits that inspire these designers to stay creative, and business strategies to be successful when working on your own.

About Steve Gordon, Jr.
Steve Gordon, Jr. has been a professional graphic designer for the better part of a decade. He’s run the full range of the career path with experience from in-house design at internationally recognized Fortune 1000 companies, agency and studio work, to now working as an independent designer and creative consultant, RDQLUS Creative.

He frequently lectures on how small studios/freelance designers can stay competitive in the design field at conferences such as the HOW Conference.

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About me

  • Mayhem Studios is a small award-winning design firm located in Los Angeles, California, developing identity and brand recognition for the business sector across the nation. The Studio uses strategic and creative design with effective messages targeted to the client's specific audiences to produce identity and branded collateral pieces, annual reports, brochures, logo design, advertising and interactive web sites. Calvin Lee, Principal & Creative Director of Mayhem Studios is a graduate of Platt College and serves as a member of the Platt College Advisory Board for the Visual Communications Department, NO!SPEC Committee and on the Creative Latitude Management Team.
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