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  1. Shijin
    January 12, 2016 @ 7:09 am

    is there any chance to get daily project?

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  2. Neil
    February 3, 2016 @ 7:34 pm

    New here. Withe regards to the daily project, it sounds like a real challenge. As an aspiring Graphic/web designer I’m doing a logo for each letter of the alphabet. Not easy, especially when I find it hard to create something, which just ends in me procrastinating on YouTube… Still I will try this soon though, an effective way to portfolio build. Nice post!

    My motto:
    “The iron ore will always feel itself needlessly tortured as it goes through the furnace, but the tempered blade will look back and know better”

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    • Chris Vernon
      February 3, 2016 @ 7:44 pm

      Neil, first off let me take a second to just thank you for reading my post! I appreciate you taking the time to check it out and support it!

      I definitely understand the challenge of trying to create every day, and it’s easy to get distracted with other things, but let me see if I can help. Next time you try to work on a logo or whatever it may be, give yourself a time limit, like an hour tops. Right? At the end of the hour just stop working on it, and this will help in two ways. One, it gives you the motivation and determination to get something done in that hour. Two, it keeps you from overthinking and limiting yourself. Just be free with it and let your creativity flow. It doesn’t have to be a masterpiece every time, my daily numbers certainly aren’t! The whole point of this process is to stay creative and to keep things fresh, so don’t spend too much time in your own head.

      For you as a web designer, try doing a daily UI challenge, that could be fun. Take an hour or so to work out the UI of a checkout screen, or a log-in screen, or anything that might seem appealing. If you do this on a daily basis I guarantee you’ll see immense improvement within a month!

      reach out to me at chris@cmvernon.com, or post a link to your daily project, I’d love to check it out!

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  3. Neil
    February 5, 2016 @ 1:39 pm

    Thanks man, I’ll try the time limit advice. Looking forward to more posts!

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    • Chris Vernon
      February 5, 2016 @ 1:48 pm

      No problem! Happy to help anytime, and I’m certainly happy to keep creating content you enjoy!

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  4. The Thinking Ink
    March 9, 2016 @ 12:58 pm

    Chris!
    I really like the post.
    Was actually planning some kind of daily project myself,
    and saw your post today. Was a really encouraging moment 🙂

    I am a designer & art director, based in Seoul, South Korea.
    I wanted to share your post on my Korean blog (which I have opened just a few days ago, not mush to see yet).
    I did some translation and of course, linked this page so that someone who would like to see the ORIGINAL can visit here.

    http://blog.naver.com/thethinkingink/220650634885

    This is the link to the translated post on my blog. You can visit if you like.

    The translating project is something like your 365 project, and your post is the first one actually. Thanks again!

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    • Chris Vernon
      March 9, 2016 @ 1:09 pm

      I’m glad this was able to give you some encouragement to make the jump! I sincerely believe a daily project is one of the best things you can do. I appreciate you spreading my content, especially going through the trouble of translating it! That’s incredible.

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