There is a sea of creative software out in the world, but all creative software is not created equal. It's imitating weeding through search results, forums, product reviews & blog posts trying to find the best program for a given project. So let's talk software.Read More
After pulling together images, color palettes & ideas for inspiration, it's time to start developing concepts. With the ease of modern technology, some creatives overlook concepting & start working with digital tools right way, but I find developing concepts plays an important role my creative process.
reating a series of rough sketches with pencil & paper—usually a minimum of four sketches—for each project, helps me explore different layouts, styles & accompanying illustrations quickly& effectively to find the best solution.
People love talking about inspiration. Interviewers and fans love to ask creatives and innovators, "What inspires you?" A quick Google search brings up a slew of articles with surefire tips and techniques to draw out inspiration—anytime, anywhere. Even the way we define the word "inspiration" makes it sound like there is a reservoir that—once found—will solve all your creative problems forever. As much as we may want it to be, that simply isn't true.Read More
People often say that the a craftsman is only as good as his tools. Good tools are invaluable, and poor tools can limit your ability to work effectively. However, getting a fancy set of pens, a brand new camera, or cutting edge software doesn't suddenly make you good at your craft. An important part of learning and developing any craft is knowing how to use the tools you have.Read More