Posts from March, 2010

To AIGA or not to AIGA

I would call myself a pretty decently successful freelance designer. I am working to grow my business, or double/triple it by the end of this year. Back in college, I was an AIGA student member, but since graduating and working in a handful of studios and deciding to go solo and freelance full-time, I haven't paid my dues since. I fully support an organization such as AIGA, and I love what they are about, but I find is so hard to cough up that $300. It's a love hate relationship. I am a professional, but I am also going it alone at the moment. Finding a way to pay for these extra organizations and at other times paid design competitions can be rough, no matter how much you think the benefits or results from joining might be later. Luckily AIGA offers a way to pay quarterly now, though I am still not sold on making the big leap. Is it work it, is it necessary? I'd love to hear what other professionals have to say about memberships and which ones they find the most valuable. My heart and my mind are saying yes, though I am still on the fence about how to rationalize taking the leap and finally joining AIGA again.

March 28, 2010  |  BY Nicole LaFave

She & Him: Volume 2

Very excited to see that She & Him, Volume 2 is hitting stores in a couple of weeks. I found out today, an old pal of mine (former instructor at Pure Barre), coreopgraphed their new video for In the Sun! Congratulations to Sophie Olson, her cute bangs & her ongoing accomplishments.

March 10, 2010  |  BY Nicole LaFave

A Sexy Man

I die a little each time I see the new Tom Ford Ads. So yummy. The guy & the girl make me want to transplant myself to be in the Ads with them. I am a brunette and she has me thinking I want blonde in my hair and that I need to get tan quickly! I'm not kidding, I might even try to bronze myself just to try it out. Too hot to handle, love these glasses, but sad to find out that they were not on the eyewear page on his site. Help! I need them asap. If you haven't seen A Single Man yet, shame on you. It's excellent eye candy and a great film you must see.

March 05, 2010  |  BY Nicole LaFave

Blue Suede Shoes, Baby.

Hush Puppies pay a Tribute to Elvis. Who doesn't love anything Elvis related. I know I do. Check out the article by Footwear News.

March 03, 2010  |  BY Nicole LaFave

Chana Masala & Garlic Naan

I eat this a lot at Whole Foods lately, and I came across this recipe today after just saying to myself at yesterday's lunch that I needed to learn how to make this myself. It's on the to-do list for spring. Mustard & Sage's recipe for Chana Masala & Garlic Naan.

March 03, 2010  |  BY Nicole LaFave

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