BIG3 – Ice Cube’s 3-on-3 Basketball League

“After Kobe retired,” Ice Cube says, seated upstairs in Mendenhall’s roomy lounge, post combine, “I was like, ‘Man this dude scored 60 points his last game, but it’s over.’ And why? Because of the wear and tear of the NBA—82 games, plus playoffs, back-to-backs. I was like, ‘What can we do to still see these dudes play and take out the wear and tear?'”

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Art Brewer

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Art Brewer was guest speaking at my school. Had a good chat with him after the lecture and pretty much told me to stay at it with the graphic design. And that’s just what I’m gonna do!

Say No to Spec Work

“Architects don’t give away their blueprints. Diners don’t fork out free meals. Personal Trainers don’t sign over their intellectual property on spec. This video pokes fun at the speculative creative bidding process in new business pitches.”

Exposure Dollars Don’t Pay My Bills

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If I submit something and it doesn’t get picked, I still want to be compensated for my time. Anyone who truly values my creative insight will compensate me. I went to college for this!

To quote Brandon Voss from The Deep End Design, “Let’s not support our industry with low salaries, it hurts everybody at the end of the day. Photographers have been able to keep it real for many years, and designers should keep it real”.