You know, the people, living or dead, that you consult when you need a creative boost. These are my heroes, and I want to thank them.
Austin Kleon has a book called Show Your Work, that encourages artists and designers to just put their work out there, even if it’s not perfect or finished. Tim Mantoani talked about the importance of side projects as a way to […]
As a magazine designer, I am thrilled to see my medium come back in the form of digital publications for the IPad. In fact, I am working on starting my own magazine, a lifestyle magazine for people sixty and older.
Here is a list of resources that will get you started creating digital content. You […]
Designing your first logo is a huge challenge. You want to keep adding to the logo, but the designer looks to simplify. A logo is the simplest visual representation of the business idea. Looking at logos is the best way to get some ideas and thumbnail sketches going. Here are some links I find helpful […]
When Adobe Illustrator was invented in 1988, I was ecstatic! I could draw better than I could on paper, faster. I could make a round cornered box without using a template that caused my pen to glob at most corners. I didn’t need White Out anymore because the box was perfect. Illustrator was the first […]
This phenomenal effect is done in the dark, with the camera set on F22, ISO 100, and a ten second exposure. Students hold flashlights or colored lights and wave them as they walk toward the camera.
The exposure is so long that the students are invisible in the photograph, and you only […]
Start with a scanned drawing at a high resolution: this one is 8.5 inches by 3 inches at 00 pixels per inch. Make sure […]
Motivating Students with Fun Projects
In fifteen years of teaching Design & Digital Media, I’ve had maybe two students who got typography. In order to rev students up about this crucial design topic, I scoured the web. Here are the best two resources I have found so far: