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The Dirt: What is AUX?

This week, as the current AUX class here at Fresh Tilled Soil approaches graduation, we decide to sit down with apprentice Dave Levine and chat about the program. Steve brags, Dave speaks, Mark sleeps, I pretend to host a podcast, and yet…

Mentorship: the key to accelerated learning

“Only the foolish learn from experience—the wise learn from the experience of others.” Romanian Proverb For me, the past two-and-a-half years have been a long and bumpy road. In 2010, I began the exciting—but arduous—task of moving from a print-only designer to a…

Hacking Your Design Career

The information in this guide is based on an in-depth research process interviewing four Apprentices at Fresh Tilled Soil, as well as on my own experiences. Each of us have no formal design degree, yet we all share similar experiences. We have…

The AUX Program (the U stands for “unicorn”)

Everyone talks about the fabled designer-developer “unicorn”, who can bounce between code and Photoshop, pulling off any and all aspects of building a web product. We think that a true unicorn should also understand the fundamentals of user psychology and UX strategy; the…