Photo by Kareem Black
This is for everyone I know (who is not a designer): If you take a meeting or interview with a designer (or really anyone, I imagine)…engage in any conversation that is about potentially working together…then fail to respond at decision-time, you have wasted that person’s time. They will probably never take you seriously ever again, and therefore never work for/with you or any company you work for or start for the rest of your life.
Food for thought.
Everyone should know nowadays the unimportance of the photographic in art: that truth, life, or reality is an organic thing which the poetic imagination can represent or suggest, in essence, only through transformation, through changing into other forms than those which were merely present in appearance.
—Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie (Preface)
I’d like to take a minute to thank designers’ clients near & far and apologize for anyone who’s ever cited you as the “problem” between them & creating great design. In reality, the only thing keeping those designers from awesome work is themselves. While client-free work can be liberating & fun, there is nothing more satisfying than creating beautiful & intuitive visual solutions for a person or company that never could’ve imagined what you’ve made for them. So a big thank you to all of the past, present, and future design clients out there for having interesting messages for us designers to help communicate. Without you, I’d just be designing about cats, whiskey & boys all the time.
I had a lot of questions on how I made & printed my holiday card, so here ‘tis:
I printed it on my home inkjet printer which is a HP Officejet 7000 Wide Format on 3 3/4 x 8 7/8 in. Kraft Rounded Corner Flat Cards from Paper Presentation. I originally didn’t plan on the round corners, but the square cornered guys started getting stuck in the printer after about 20 prints. So, c’est la vie!
Sketch > Sketch > Sketch > Draw > Sketch > Sketch > Draw > Scan > Retouch > Vector trace > Print > Draw in some weight variation > Scan > Retouch > Print > Crumple > Xerox > Scan > Retouch > Print > Boom. Done.