In the era of startups and the big push for design, agencies and studios are preaching the power of culture (Ethos).
We all know the stories and seen the beautifully staged photos of office spaces and people having nerf wars in the halls. With the power of social media, specifically instagram, creative agencies are spreading photos and videos promoting their culture. Read More
You remember those kids in elementary school who could draw so great? Do you think if they stopped drawing completely and then picked up a pencil and attempted to draw, they would be the next Rembrandt? Read More
Since the start of the big startup evolution the demand for illustrators has been steadily growing and growing. This is definitely evident in the continued acquisition of illustrators by big name start ups that we all know and love. Just a couple of weeks ago, one of my friends shared a link with me where Über was looking for illustrators to grow a whole division dedicated to nothing but growing and expanding their Illustration style. Read More
Today marks the beginning of my new path as a full time freelancer. Two years ago I felt as if I wasn’t ready to freelance full time while living in Savannah, GA. I had spent the year before working full time for a branding agency and never even picked up a freelance gig. Instead was lucky enough to land a job at an amazing agency in San Diego, CA. This prompted me to move myself and my mom out here to the west coast and begin a new life as a UI/UX designer. Read More
In the summer of 2014, I found myself get hit with three big whammies in the course of a week that nearly broke me. There was a moment when I realized that I couldn’t do what I used to do (and most of us would), which is break down and mope for a long time and think “Wo is me”. Instead, I gave myself an hour to be down and out. When that hour was over, I got up and started figuring things out. I created a game plan that would continuously evolve over the next couple of weeks. Read More
Something that I’ve begun to realize more and more recently is that we, as creatives, tend to forget why we do what we do. In this day and age we tend to get stuck in the trap of creating only for clients and not ourselves. I would find myself saying “Oh I’ll spend this weekend creating a few new illustrations!” The weekend would come and I created nothing. My creativity was being used but not properly exercised. I was creating day in and day out but I was going beyond “the call of duty” and creating things for myself, only clients. Read More
A couple of weeks ago I started this illustration series. Its been a fun exercise that I’ve done late at night or during the day when I’ve had a little free time in between projects. When you put aside time to create things just for fun, you really get to stretch your creative imagination a lot more than just working on client work. That is one thing I have found recently. If I have a little bit of creative block on a project, I will just switch over to a quick little side project like this one here. After I finish the piece I find that my creative block is gone and I can really get back into the groove of things! Read More