Do it or don’t, but do it with all your heart

As the new year fast approaches, I'm sure you're met with the timely question: "What are my new year's resolutions?". First of all, ditch that question. Ask yourself a better one: "What are my new year's necessities?". Life is a one time thing. As a clever design student, graduate or young creative professional, I'm sure you want to focus your time and energy in the right places.  CONTINUE READING
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38 ways to instantly clear your creative mind

In a world with thousands of visual messages daily, simultaneous communication dialogues through multiple touch points and constant conversations between you and your networks, it's important to de-clutter often. We all know this. It may not be urgent, but it's important.  CONTINUE READING
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How I won a full design scholarship

Getting a scholarship is easier than you think. Half the job is applying in the first place. In 2003, I completed high school (HSC). Although I was aiming to study design at University, I applied for the Diploma of Graphic Design Scholarship at a private college; Martin College, Sydney. Let's be honest, I didn't think I'd even be considered. It's crazy how we self sabotage ourselves without even knowing it. The assumption for not being good enough could have jeopordised my entrance into the design industry.  CONTINUE READING
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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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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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