A few of the different variations I came up with for the Umbra facepaper project. Aside from the biker guy, I also created other characters like the fashionable young woman, the nerdy kid with suspenders, and the little girl in a peter pan dress.
Finally able to talk about this! The good folks at Umbra have chosen my designs as face papers for new picture frames they’ll be coming out with in the near future.
My two friends Kevin and Jordan recently collaborated to start a fashion blog called Twins in Town. It’s unique in that they bring their own talents to the table; Kevin posts his illustrations and paintings while Jordan uses the blog to document his adventures in the realm of styling.
I got to help them out with their custom blogspot layout as well as other general website stuff like obtaining a domain name and integrating social media profiles into the blog.
So far their posts have been exceptional and I’m so excited to see where it’s headed. Make sure you give them a visit!
Graphic Artist’s Guild Handbook of Pricing and Ethical Guidelines is another great book to add to any designer’s arsenal.
It’s an extremely helpful guide to manoeuvring through the business aspects of the creative field and answers common questions such as, “How should I price my work?”, “What’s the deal with copyright?”, and the dreaded “How do I make a contract?” (contract templates are included in the the book).
I really wish this was part of every art school’s syllabus because it’s just that useful. At least I know what to get all my designer and illustrator friends for Christmas this year.