I was talking to Adam earlier (fiance) and I think I’ve come up with a few more ideas for expanding my design skills! I think I’m going to choose a television show or movie or.. well something… and create a poster series using different genres and styles of design.
Any good suggestions for genres? I’ve already thought of Bauhaus, minimalistic, retro, …I had a few others too, but I’ve already forgotten them. *smh* Long day, I guess.
I don’t think that Helvetica should be on this list, but I do agree with their points made about it. I think that it’s versatility is an asset to the typeface and to designers, but should not always be the go-to when you’re not sure what else to use. < I think that is the point they were trying to make.
Finished downloading and spent a couple of hours (yes, hours) setting my workflow up and getting used to the different features. Still can’t get used to the backwards scrolling though… but I’m determined to figure it out! And I miss the way Expose and Spaces worked. I’m sure I’ll like this new setup much better as soon as I get used to it, but until then I’m going to complain a LOT!
I don’t really have the time to be doing this, but I’d really like to reignite my creativity, attention to detail, and love for good clean design… so I think I’ll make time for it. It seems like I’ve been so busy lately and everything is go-go-go, gotta be done yesterday, that I don’t have time to sit and enjoy the process of design. And this makes me sad. I don’t like being sad.
What to do?
I’ve decided now that I’ve graduated (Hooooray! Graduation was Friday) I’m going to start doing small, but scalable, projects in addition to work and freelance stuff… so keep an eye out for FREEBIES! ;)
Some ideas I have for starter projects:
buttons and tag sets
squeeze page / landing page templates
and maybe a few other goodies for fellow freelancers
What do you think? Any other great ideas for starter projects?
Not really much of an update, but it’s time to get back to work, so it’ll have to do for now. Happy Super Bowl Sunday y’all!