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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Update stole my ideas!

Not really, but totally did. At the height of Animal Crossing: New Horizons' popularity in 2020, I found the product lacking in features. The longevity of the game was in question by fans since you couldn't really interact with all the items within the game. Not to mention the villagers…
Carl Waldron
November 15, 2021
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How to build a brand and community simultaneously

I am a community manager (for lack of a better term) for a group of parents who love playing Destiny 2. It's called Dadstiny and it's a subgroup of The Dad on Facebook. When I pitched and ultimately created the group, I didn't think three years on I would still…
Carl Waldron
August 20, 2021
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The typographic simplicity of Control

Can we touch on the typographic simplicity of the fantastic game Control? The video game developed by Remedy Entertainment centers around a shadowy government agency dabbling in the supernatural. You play as Jesse, the newly crowed Director of the Federal Bureau of Control, and must uncover the Bureau's secrets while…
Carl Waldron
July 29, 2021
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Are graphic design degrees worth it?

Let's answer the question, "are graphic design degrees worth it?" I graduated way back in 2004 (I think) with a BA in Graphic Design. Long before that, I operated as a creative services agent. I worked design jobs with public relations firms and design agencies before being handed my degree.…
Carl Waldron
July 27, 2021
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Hue_Mun, A Brand Of Adequate Excellence

Say hi to Hue_Mun! Some of my weirdest ideas come from conversations with other strange people. One such person is Sasha Khan, co-founder of Jetsyt. We concocted a beauty brand for pretty people who could care less during one of our excellent, random conversations. The brand is called Hue_Mun, and…
Carl Waldron
July 20, 2021
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Xbox, Please check your line widths

A friend of mine asked me to review the title type of his upcoming book. I pointed out some crazy kerning issues and gave a few pointers on how to layout the title. After a moment, he responded with "Now I will never not see those space issues." To which…
Carl Waldron
July 19, 2021