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How to Pass a Design Test

A step closer to land your dream job My career started 1997; As a webmaster, web designer, interactive designer, new media designer, flash developer, front-end developer, product designer, and visual designer. I’ve always been a designer, but I touched a lot of code in the process. I wasn’t afraid to…
Nor Sanavongsay
July 15, 2014
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Why I Love to Code

println("Hello World!") I just finished coding another iOS app this week. It should be in the App Store in a couple weeks (App Store review process takes that long). It's an ABCs flashcard app designed by a friend of mine with silly animals drawn by him. I wrote the code in Objective-C.…
Nor Sanavongsay
June 10, 2014
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Mu Yu Phu, Pig on a Hill

IN LAO ໝູຢູ່ພູບໍ່ມີມູ່.ໝູລົງພູໄປຫາມູ່.ໝູເປັນມູ່ນໍາໜູໄດ້ບໍ?ໝູເປັນມູ່ນໍາໜູໄດ້ຢູ່! ENGLISH PHONETICS Mu yu phu baw mee mu.Mu loang phu pai ha mu.Mu pen mu num nu dai bo?Mu pen mu num nu dai yu! TRANSLATION Pig on a hill hasn't any friends.Strolling down the hill to find a friend.Can a pig be a friend with a…
Nor Sanavongsay
May 5, 2014
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How I Learned to Draw

“Practice isn't the thing you do once you're good. It's the thing you do that makes you good.”– MALCOLM GLADWELL, OUTLIERS: THE STORY OF SUCCESS I started drawing a lot when I was eight years old. By a lot, I mean for hours everyday. I lose track of time while I’m…
Nor Sanavongsay
April 14, 2014
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Always be Learning

“If you don't know how to do something, figure it out.”– MY DAD In my younger years, I spent a lot of time breaking things. I took things—mainly electronics—apart just to see how they work. Then, I try to put them back together. This was fun for me. I loved…
Nor Sanavongsay
April 10, 2014
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Being “Good” at a Lot of Things

“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who had practiced one kick 10,000 times.”– BRUCE LEE What defines being “good”? To me, being good at something definitely takes a lot of skill. You can even be good at doing the wrong…
Nor Sanavongsay
January 28, 2014
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Re-imagining a Legend

I've always dreamed about making comic books as a kid. I drew all the time. Stories were my passion. I'm beyond ecstatic to have this first book published. Designing the trickster is tricky I wrote a few comic strips based on the character some time ago. I made a ton…
Nor Sanavongsay
January 12, 2014
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Failure Leads to Success

“I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”– MICHAEL JORDAN People don't remember Michael…
Nor Sanavongsay
December 1, 2013
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Overcoming My Perfectionism

“Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.”– WILLIAM FAULKNER For many years I had been hiding behind my perfectionism without releasing anything I made on my own. I…
Nor Sanavongsay
November 12, 2013
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Writing Picture Storybooks

“Everyone's story matters.”– WILLIAM JOYCE I finished writing and illustrating a picture storybook recently and I wanted to share my experience. Now, I’m not going to say that I’m a expert children's book author by any means, I want you to get a better idea of what goes into writing a picture…
Nor Sanavongsay
October 22, 2013