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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Your attitude is more valuable than skill

Skill is something you can teach and master quite quickly through repetition. Attitude on the other hand stems from values, belief systems and personal rules. It's not so easily taught and is really about a persons concrete way of thinking or feeling, typically reflected in their behavior. You may already know the importance of this, but is it part of your character? Most of the time it's a simple case of having an open mind, taking a step back and seeing the bigger picture. A small shift in perspective like this will not only have employers drawn to you, but you will begin to love challenges and have more energy in your approaches. Below are list of characteristics which will empower you to be more employable.  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 the internationally acclaimed book 'How to get a job 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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