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  • Learning to Code Online: Wk 1

    I decided after a few years of just dabbling and getting by with HTML to take the plunge into learning to code.  Backstory, I had experience with HTML and playing around with Processing, a language for learning how to code within the context of the visual arts.  This knowledge has been pretty helpful with breezing […]

  • Let’s Learn: A Little about Business Card Design

    Business Cards are an important piece of promotional material.  It’s pretty great to be honest, they’re portable, they convey everything about you/your business, and they’re cheap effective content. The design of your card is important to your brand.  In school, we’ve learned a lot about design theory and execution.  Finding your brand was something everyone […]

  • AIGASF’s Starting Your Design Career: My thoughts

    I attended the Starting Your Design Career session last week.  Looking back at my notes I wanted to share my experience and opinions of this session. Ok, first off I just want to say it was not worth the trip.  I live an hour and a half bus ride to SF and it was not […]

  • AIGASF: Portfolio Day

    Yesterday was Portfolio Day.  I managed to get a volunteer spot which gives you free entry and tickets to get your portfolio reviewed.  It was a good event, there were lots of reviewers and the break-out sessions were informative, but crowded.  Same with the keynote.  I’m happy I went because it helped light a fire […]

  • Affinity Designer: Adding Color Palettes

    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBP1h3KHWZg] Although, there’s no Pantone swatches available for Affinity Designer.  You can still import .ase files.  Copic, Sherwin Williams, and Google have swatches available for download. Color Palette Links: Google – http://www.google.com/design/spec/style/color.html Copic Markers – https://imaginationinternationalinc.com/copic/101/downloadable-resources/ Sherwin Williams – http://www.sherwin-williams.com/architects-specifiers-designers/color/color-tools/downloadable-color-palettes/

  • Adobe Alternatives

    Let’s just say Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign are superb applications and I have to use them for work.  As much as I like it for work, at home for personal projects, I cannot find a way to justify the monthly subscription price. Unfortunately, I will never be free of adobe’s grasp completely.  Luckily, there […]

  • Inspirational Quote of the Page

    “We don’t know where we get our ideas from. What we do know is that we do not get them from our laptops.” – John Cleese Came across that quote reading a book from the library, Steal Like An Artist. I think it’s a nice one to meditate on.  That’s why it’s in the art journal.