I just wanted to do a quick shout out to a group of people I met during Sydney's Design Festival.  The people from The Rizzeria, in Sydney, were hosting an event on how to Risograph print… and what the hell is that? Risograph printing is a fast, affordable way of producing high-quality prints much like screen printing. It uses spot colours on plates to create a wide variety of print results. I won't go into the details because you can get super nerdy about it here at Wikipedia. I just wanted to say how much fun it was and also what an amazingly...

Without a doubt, one of the most important parts of being a successful designer is organisation and this starts with an organised job folder and file structure. Imagine this scenario: You're finishing a job for a client, they give you the approval to send it to print and in the mess of your "filename v8.6.indd" or "filename v9 old.indd" or "filename - this is the final version.indd" you package up the wrong file and send it to the printers and boom – waste $20,000! You now owe the client a lot of money! I've often picked up work midway through a job and...

It's an amazing feeling to begin afresh. I try to do this daily and I think it's a technique you can apply to any situation. I don't like to see it as 'starting over' because with that comes the baggage that before this there was something to regret. I always prefer to 'begin again' which to me means that you acknowledge everything that came before with no bonds and simply move forward with more understanding. You can start small by clearing your computer desktop of folders or go one step further and erase and reinstall your whole machine! In design, you often have to...