If you read my posts regularly, you may know that I’m currently taking a few Skillshare classes, including Branding With Radical Typography by James Victore. Man, James is a tough teacher. I’m not sure about the other students (I have my assumptions), but I came to the class with a shoulder full of baggage as it relates to type and design. I’m a type snob (I might change… Read more »
After an unexpected week hiatus, I’m back with another Creative People Are Weird. Typically, I try to have a fairly clear opinion in these videos, setting up to volley with you, dear viewer, and incite lively discussion. This week’s a little different. I’ve been thinking (and reading) a lot about location. Are creatives who chose to live in rural areas or smaller cities at a disadvantage over their more cosmopolitain colleagues? Has technology compensated… Read more »
Many designers seem to see Adobe Illustrator as some great mystery. I’m always amused by how many people I know who are perfectly comfortable working in Photoshop, but will do everything in their power to avoid working in Illustrator.
The fact is: For most stationery design projects, the best tool for the job is Adobe Illustrator. (tweet this)
Illustrator is an incredibly versatile tool for text and illustration design. Its main benefit over Photoshop (or other common platforms) for… Read more »
Eleven years ago today. I was a wreck. Just a kid, my bride even younger. I don’t think it really hit me, the weight of this thing we were doing. But I was still a wreck. We made promises and smiled, too nervous to even really see the depth in one another’s eyes. It was grand and it was a whirlwind. And the days since now seem to have come and gone so quickly. I’m… Read more »
So, I don’t clap and sing in this installment of Creative People Are Weird, but I do remind you that good creatives want to create world-changing work. And they want to do it for you! Give your creatives some freedom and they’ll be better at solving your problems. And, Creatives, don’t sell yourself or your client short!
I attended an incredible symposium yesterday. It was about STEAM, something everyone should care about. It got me thinking about the changing relationship between creatives and the people who pay them. Watch it and tell me what your experiences have been. And I wore the jacket especially for you.
I know so many cool people. They’re so interesting and have amazing personalities. Their stories are incredible. Yet they’re so caught up in following the giant firehose of trends that it can be hard to see their real personalities. It takes bravery to be yourself. People will judge you. But you and your life will be way more interesting.
I just received the alpha build of a new option for publishing articles to quite a few different platforms (Wordpress included).
I don’t have an opinion of it yet – this is my first attempt at using it – but I like the idea of a streamlined way of sharing my thoughts with you.
Time will tell….
I’m stunned by the businesses that pop up in my town who seem hellbent on looking just like their corporate counterparts. Who insist on being as center-of-the-road and fitting in as much as possible. It’s nearly impossible to distinguish them from one another or from their greater-reaching behemoth brothers, except for the higher prices. Why would they do that to themselves? In the next few months, I’ll be running an ad in a national publication… Read more »