Author Archives: Ram Castillo

The best thing about procrastinating

...isn't in your favour, but in the favour of others. While your still thinking about it, other people are already living it. The only reason why you haven't taken massive action towards a goal you've set, is because you haven't made it a must. CONTINUE READING
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A special interview with Vince Frost, CEO/Creative Director, Frost* Design

Internationally renowned and award winning designer Vince Frost had no hesitation leaping at the opportunity to provide practical advice for design students and graduates here on giant thinkers. Born in the UK and making a name for himself on the highly competitive London design scene at a young age, Vince's early career started at Pentagram. He worked on projects ranging from a Spice Girls album cover to a set of stamps for the Royal Mail and redesigns of The Independent Magazine and The Independent newspaper. CONTINUE READING
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How jumping in puddles of mud increases your creativity

Do you remember the last time you did this? For most of us it was probably a year or two after our first steps. We pushed our little walking wobblers and soon discovered our ability of speed explosions from standing still to lightning fast Usain Bolt style. Zero to a hundred in 1 second (well that's how it felt racing to mum when she had our nutella sandwiches ready). CONTINUE READING
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Why on earth would you want to be a designer?

Have you ever been asked this question? or more importantly, has someone personally ever asked you this question. Someone you know intimately... yourself perhaps? Until we are truly honest with ourselves, we will always be running from one of the greatest parts of humanity, choice. CONTINUE READING
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Would you swim alone with sharks? Not having a career mentor is exactly that

If you were a child and had severe asthma, and absolutely loved soccer, but found it "too hard" to play a full game, would you give up and just play Fifa 2013 on Xbox? (don't answer that, it's actually really addictive). Honestly, would you think it was impossible to become a professional soccer player with such a terrible respiratory condition? Well, David Beckham didn't. Arguably one of the greatest soccer players in the world, David still has it and has suffered with this since he was a young boy. 
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About Ram Castillo

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Ram is an award winning Design Director, Blogger, top ranking Podcaster, Speaker, CreativeLive.com Instructor and Author of two internationally acclaimed books 'How to get a job as a designer, guaranteed' and 'How to get a mentor as a designer, guaranteed'. He's based in Sydney, Australia and in 2012, started the blog GiantThinkers.com which helps thousands of design students and graduates be employed. Ram has since been featured in Communication Arts, HOW magazine, Herman Miller, deFrost*, AIGA.org and Apple.

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