The Instagram Aesthetic Is Over

As Instagram has grown to more than 1 billion monthly users, it has ushered in a very particular look: bright walls, artfully arranged lattes and avocado toast, and Millennial-pink everything, all with that carefully staged, color-corrected, glossy-looking aesthetic….

Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/04/influencers-are-abandoning-instagram-look/587803/

Millennials Tried to Kill the American Mall, But Gen Z Might Save It

Gen Z keeps confounding Corporate America. They’ve shunned beer, they want companies to take political stands and they trust Kardashians to make their makeup choices. But perhaps the biggest surprise about this new cohort of teenagers is the most unexpected of all: They love the shopping mall….

Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-04-25/are-u-s-malls-dead-not-if-gen-z-keeps-shopping-the-way-they-do

How To Stimulate Your Photography by Learning From the Best

Henri Cartier-Bresson said that “Your first ten thousand photographs are your worst.” Every successful creative spends boundless time, thought, and concentrated effort pursuing their passion. You can accelerate your photography education by learning from accomplished artists….

Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://digital-photography-school.com/stimulate-your-photography-learn-from-the-best/

How to deactivate/delete your Facebook account or change privacy settings on iPhone

Whether you’ve been considering changing how you use Facebook for a while or the latest news about how the social media service has shared user data has caused some concerns, there are some easy ways make some adjustments….

Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://9to5mac.com/2018/03/20/how-to-deactivate-delete-your-facebook-account-or-change-privacy-settings-on-iphone/

What America can learn from the fall of the Roman republic

If you were a Roman citizen around, say, 200 BC, you probably would have assumed Rome was going to last forever. At the time, Rome was the greatest republic in human history, and its institutions had proven resilient through invasions and all kinds of disasters….

Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.vox.com/2019/1/1/18139787/rome-decline-america-edward-watts-mortal-republic

I need a logo.

Hello friend, thank you for taking the time to review this design brief. I am an aspiring portrait photographer and one of my goals for this year is to develop my online business presence. Part of that presence is a unified logo.

I am looking for a the following logo:

  1. I would like the logo to incorporate a tripod graphic and I would like the tripod to represent the letter M. This is to symbolize that, as a portrait photographer, I use a tripod in most of my photo sessions. Also, my last name (the name I am often referred to as) is Montez. The ‘M’ would be
  2. I would also like a camera sitting on top of the tripod. This is a little on the nose, but again, it is a photography business. The camera should not dominate the logo composition, the focus (no pun intended) is on the letter ‘M’ in tripod form.
  3. I would like to use the logo as part of an overall wordmark. So in addition to the logo be standalone, I would also like to place ‘Montez Photography’ below the ‘M’/tripod logo.
  4. Usage: the logo is indented to be used as a bug/watermark in specific printed and online content. I would like to place the logo on a solid-colored square. I would also like to change the color of the square and logo as needed.
  5. Deliverable: one vector image logo and one wordmark incorporating the logo.

Here are some examples I found with a simple internet search.

Thank you for reading this. I do have a budget and look forward to seeing your brief.