Chapter ten. Your questions answered

I started my first design blog in 2006, and since that time my readers have left more than 40,000 comments on more than 1,000 blog posts. Inevitably, many of these comments pose questions about how designers work. Good questions, too.

To save you from scouring through my blog archives, and because I’ve learned a lot since first giving answers, I’ve chosen some of the more important and more common reader questions, updating my thoughts here.

Originality trouble

Q: I’ve been accused of ripping off someone’s logo idea. Our designs are very similar, but I wouldn’t harm my reputation by copying anyone. How would you deal with this?

A: With millions of companies in existence, and with the most iconic logos being ...

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