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Jake Cooper

Jake Cooper

Stamford, CT Creative Director @ Jake Cooper Design Joined 7 months ago

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  • Posted to How Branding Tripled My Income in Six Months, in reply to Maciej Karpeta , Jun 30, 2017

    Ha she had "not enough", rather than zero. True story: she went from low 5-figures to low 6-figures! Branding definitely helped get her there, but her amazing work deserves the real credit.

    Thanks for reading Maciej :) let me know if there's any topics you'd like to hear about for my next article!

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  • Posted to How Branding Tripled My Income in Six Months, in reply to Benjamin Rogers , Jun 29, 2017

    Thanks Benjamin, I appreciate it! Let me know if there's more topics you'd like covered in my next article

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  • Posted to What is a Brand? How You're Missing Out By Not Putting Yours to Work, Jun 27, 2017

    Happy to field any comments from the article!

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  • Posted to We want minimal CMS for portfolio + blog., Jun 26, 2017

    I LOVE Jekyll for custom, clean sites that you can then add on your CMS of choice (Forestry.io or Siteleaf are great options.)

    Besides building sites Jekyll makes for a really great build tool when building themes or production sites as well. My dev/design workflow lately has been: Illustrator > Jekyll > Wordpress + Timber > Bedrock/Trellis for deployment and it works like a charm :) hope this helps!

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  • Posted to 10 Typography Tips Every Business Should Know, in reply to Nicholas Burroughs , May 18, 2017

    That's certainly true -- half of Dafont.com being the operative culprit.

    For newcomers I wanted to get them thinking about how they're going to use fonts to create a "voice" rather than decisively saying "this is my font, because it looks cool." But you're right -- there definitely are poorly-designed typefaces.

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  • Posted to 10 Typography Tips Every Business Should Know, May 18, 2017

    Happy to chat about the tips in the comments.

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  • Posted to Gather - Minimal, modular organizer, by Ugmonk, in reply to Jeff Sheldon , May 16, 2017

    I completely understand -- your design considerations are definitely worth the premium

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  • Posted to Gather - Minimal, modular organizer, by Ugmonk, May 16, 2017

    Beautiful and well thought out! My only criticism is that my desk disorganization isn't a $150 problem (though I'm sure that's just me). I hope down the line a cheaper version could be produced with less expensive materials, if this were in the $50-75 range I'd be sold!

    Nonetheless, great job Jeff!

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  • Posted to Freelancing: How did you get your first client?, in reply to David Svezhintsev , May 15, 2017

    Same here, it's also challenging when your friends and family are also designers or illustrators, so they often don't need you to do a job when they can do it themselves.

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