evan kosowski

Senior Visual Designer at Huge Joined over 5 years ago

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  • Posted to Can I write “Creative Director” on a student résumé / CV?, Feb 08, 2019

    Im in the group that believe creative director means a certain thing and that certain thing is usually at least 5-10 years experience getting to creative director. Creative directors also deal with multiple creative teams like copy, design and usually many more. A creative director lays out the high level vision and groups the teams accordingly to move them forward. Sounds like you were more of an art director, lead designer, design manager etc. Just my two cents.

    6 points
  • Posted to It's ok to quit, right?, Apr 11, 2018

    I almost quit too. You sound like you feel exactly how I felt. I was literally in the parking lot to go to my first day at Target as a cashier when I got a call to come into my first job.

    Don't give up. Try harder.

    0 points
  • Posted to The use of social icons on websites, Nov 01, 2017

    clients like em, thats about it

    1 point
  • Posted to I want to learn Sketch. What the hell should I do? , Sep 28, 2017

    Listen to Jimmy Hooker. I tried it twice and hated it until my third try. Once I made it an imperative, I became comfortable. It was the best decision of my career. Yes. Sketch is that much better for product and web design. I am happy and thankful everyday for knowing it. Do it. It's just a necessary evil that will turn into a necessary best friend.

    0 points
  • Posted to Been trying to figure out how I feel about Arlene. (typeface), Aug 28, 2017

    terribly ugly.

    0 points
  • Posted to Is it just me or did DN use to be more interesting?, Mar 13, 2017

    To quote Ghandi: "Be the change you wish to see in DN"

    4 points
  • Posted to A site for bullshitfree design articles, in reply to Sacha Greif , Mar 10, 2017

    Sidebar is a mixture of article and new/updates. It is also a mix of content forms and demographics. I personally don't love most of what is on Sidebar and/or the content is dead, old or obvious.

    I think there is a great need for highly curated long-form type articles that are actually written well and thought provoking.

    1 point
  • Posted to How many designs do you usually present to the client?, Jan 14, 2017

    From my experience, there are two commandments for this phase of the project.

    1. Always show everything you've done. You don't have to get into detail at all. Flash them a single page with everything you've done in order to display to the client that you have tried many things, if not just about everything.

    2. Show them one final design and explain why it is the best for them and why it will work.

    Of course, these two points are dependent on previous steps in the process like explorations, moodboards, market research etc. They obviously shouldn't be very surprised with what you have come up with. Without the early steps in the process, you are taking a shot in the dark and you will likely miss your target. You also have ground to stand on as to why your "Final option" is actually the best solution for them.

    Often times there will be tweaks, sometimes they may even like a different visual direction but if you are confident in speaking to why your option is the best you shouldn't have many issues.

    PS. Don't keep them in the dark and pull the "reveal" tactic. Make everyone is aligned on expectations.

    1 point
  • Posted to Which logo: Left or Right? (Update), Nov 24, 2016

    The logomark should be able to stand alone, by itself, in a strong fashion without and decoration. All I see in each is a different treatment for executing the same logo. I'd say a solid color without a drop shadow is your best bet. The additional elements are frivolous, distracting and purely decorative indicative of various "trends."

    You are really close to a solid mark. I'd "massage" the "B" a little bit more and keep it at that.

    Good stuff.

    3 points
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