Where do you start is the question? Well anywhere to be exact. I started designing when I was about 3 years old drawing
in my parent’s living room walls. Ever since that day I knew I wanted to be some kind of artist growing up.
Designing is an important part of history dating back to cave paintings, writing, books, maps and calligraphy. It expresses on what we see in our heads, which we can create visually for people to see around the world.
As an artist it’s always nice to think outside the box. Personally I like to be in my own comfort zone when I get things started. Being in a good state of mind brings the creativity out of anybody when it comes to designing and creating art.
When getting your ideas started always remember to start from scratch. For example if your looking to build and design a really awesome website draw out your template. Grab a piece of paper, notepad, or sketchpad and sketch up your concepts. No matter what level you’re in everyone starts from this process. Building and creating ideas helps the designer get a good sense on what your project should look like before designing it on the computer. Also another key thing to do is research. From the internet to the library you can find great resources of materials and things that will help you get started in your journey to become a great designer / artist.
One last important thing about being a designer is finding your identity. Basically it means what kind of designer are you? For example I like to describe myself as a hard nose hitting passionate creative beast meaning I’m a dedicated and motivated artist that simply loves to design. Generating energy in your design describes your personality within the style you create. It’s something everybody will remember you by.
Overall designing is just a huge process of planning, visualizing and creating. You’ll come across roadblocks during this time of process but remember to always be patient and positive. Once things start going keep the engine running because sooner or later you’ll find your way to success.
Hello friends, I recently made the finals for the DigiTour 2012 logo contest and
I need your help and support. I need for you guys and gals out there to
vote for my design on Facebook.
Your probably asking yourself "how do I vote for his logo design?"
Well my friends all you have to do is sign up for Facebook ,
click on the image below and simply hit the vote button.
Voting is easy as pancakes.
Your support will be much appreciated. Many thanks with love!
We've lost a visionary and creative genius in Mr. Steve Jobs.
This man truly was one of a kind and will never be forgotten.
What made this man such a successful genius was being himself.
He showed off his character and ideas for the world to see. Staying hungry and
staying foolish is what made Mr. Steve Jobs into a great successor in history.
He accomplished his dreams and never gave up. Truly an inspiration in my book.
I just want to say thank you for sharing your dreams with us and making
technology what it is today. May you rest in peace Mr. Steve Jobs. Goodbye.
Photo Credit: Apple.com
Designed by: Gordon Holmes | Website: morewhatnot.com | DeviantART Website: gordonholmes.deviantart.com/
I was looking for some inspiration today and I came across this piece on DeviantART.
This print piece your looking at is called "Digital Greatness" designed by graphic designer LouieHitman.
To me this truly demonstrates technique and skills of an awesome print. The color scheme works well together,
the type is arranged perfectly, the style is urban (which I find to be cool), it's an eye catcher, and it's well organized.
I truly give Louiehitman his mad props because these type of print designs don't come easy. Great job!
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Digital Greatness by: LouieHitman aka Chris W.
Yes my friends it's true. A Super Mario Bros. self-made video game exclusively for the PC (Windows)
combined each level from the original Super Mario Bros 1 & 2 (The Lost Levels) into one giant 5 part
level platform which includes the castle, outworld, underworld, and underwater stages.
I couldn't believe it myself! A five part Super Bros. level?! This surely made me go into
an "ah" phase since I'm a big fan of the series. Anyways great job to whomever
worked on this project.
Check out the Youtube video below and enjoy! And too make sure to download and play
this game. It's actually fun until you run into the ship that shoots canon balls :(
Finally some television worth watching! The man is back everybody! Conan O'Brien!!!
Found this awesome illustration of Conan on Twitter today it was designed by Yiying Lu.
I'm truly a supporter / a huge fan of Conan O'Brien. I'm glad he's back on television.
Again welcome back CoCo!