Break-Up

Lemme tell you guys about the heart break I’ve been through. My heart is literally shattered by how good the promo for Victor Frankenstein’s preview left me. It stars two of my most favorite influential people, James McAvoy aka Wheels ( X-men fans should get this reference) and Dan Radcliffe, Harry Potter himself. This movie is up my alley of cool, mysterious thrillers that I absolutely love.

I’m just shocked that they worked together as master and servant. XD

If you guys haven’t checked it out yet, go look at it, comment and share the heck out of this trailer! Warning you guys, you will die at how good it is.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pxZxY_Siyc

Anywho, now this is where design kicks in. As you guys already know and I’ve talked about them, the people over at Talenthouse have creative invites and dun dun dun! You’ve guessed it.

They posted not to long ago, for 20th century Fox is calling all artistic peeps to create your own creation. Ha! see what I did there XD

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Watching the trailer is the only way you’ll get inspired and won’t have a chose but to participate! 17 days guys!

Some art to get your mind rolling!

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Much Love.

Like A Sponge

Don’t step on toes and don’t cross the line. Never truer words were spoken. It down write sucks feeling that day in and day out you have to take orders from someone by age default.

Before people start rallying up for agism, let me finish.  Is it weird that when I see an about 40 year old man taking orders from a 24 year old I kinda feel bad? I always wondered how does he feel?

Does he feel content with his job? Does he mind taking directions and orders from his boss (24 year old)? Did he see himself doing this for a living, waiting on tables and cleaning up after people are their done eating?

What I see is a hard working man that has nothing to complain about because he is employed. I saw it in his manner and demeanor. Maybe for him taking orders is just a constant reminder of how fortunate he is to have pension to save for future endeavors. Who knows maybe he’s saving for that trip to Greece!?

I don’t know, for me it’s all about the title that gives you the illusion of power.

Manager. Commander. Supervisor. Assistent Manager.

That word “assistant” is such a B.S word. Like when do you become the teacher or manager without that preceding word? Till he/she dies?!

And what exactly are you doing as an assistant, besides making the real person’s job life easier? This is what I mean. If your blood is boiling right now, good!

You’ll notice when climbing up the job ladder you’re workload becomes less and less.

Does age in this metaphorical ladder apply as well?

Now instead of looking at age why don’t we just treat each other equally? Also, why not get rid of these demeaning titles that separate us from the other people that are exactly the same as everybody else?

Ugh there’s really no filter I mean its just stressful.

But it’s not like I don’t like giving orders, I do! I do like feeling in charge of my design, my vision. Personally I hate taking orders that are given in a condescending manner, except to my sister XD.

I want to be in charge of my own creativity, I know you guys do too. We gotta work together and collaborate not act like we are above anyone else.

Have a problem? Talk it out.

At the end of the day your working with your co-workers as a team of creative heads.

Bottom line designs will clash in the work environment. Unavoidable. Do yourself a favor to this career path of being a designer and just keep racking up new things to your skill set. I bounce off ideas all the time with my co-worker and learn new quick and easy shortcuts that are the most part I didn’t pick up at school.

It’s a dance, is what I’m trying to say. You gotta take turns in taking charge.

What I do and like that nice waiter I mentioned, is absorb it like a sponge and harvest that negative energy into a positive fresh new out look on yourself as a designer.

Do yourself a favor and add new things to your skill set.

Comment down below if you agree or disagree. XD

Much Love.

Watch Your Step

Ever wonder how time flies when you’re having fun? NO, no one ever thinks that when there are deadlines to be met. The exact opposite happens and before you know it where are the mock ups?!

I’m not going to lie to you guys but clients go for super affordable designers and in this day and age where everything is fast paced and incredibly overwhelming with graphics thrown at you from every crevice of the universe you got no other option but to adapt and fast!

No fear fellow friends! I got some tips to die for ( going for that spooky Halloween thingy, don’t know if you guys caught that …

SO rule number one: write them instructions down. Colors be flying your way and I mean the numbers to these specific color scheme the company you are working for may have. Definitely remember these! This cuts your working time in half. What I strongly suggest is to write it down on a post-it note and slap it on that laptop!

Next, DETAILS!  Remember always ask specific questions to make your design structure super sound and secure. Leave no room for error. Give more then one option or a variation of what you already have. Sometimes less is, always almost all the time, more!

Laptop on the go? Head over to your local cafe (was going to type Starbucks but I’m not sponsored by them…Get off that couch and try to be inspired to do some great things like inspiring others…. or more importantly go for that art piece you always wanted to make but never got around to doing it.

Explore! You never know what you’ll find along the way. Maybe you’ll come up with an interesting name for that business of yours that you always dreamt of having.

Lastly, having Actions and knowing shortcuts for Adobe software is not only essential but a must. This greatly decreases wasting time on the little things so you can sweat about the big things first!

Actions for Photoshop can be found via Google but there are a lot of talented designers, besides myself, of course, that give out FREE actions via their own blogs, yea I’m pretty cheap you guys XD.

The link above has 50 free actions and plenty of cool ones to chose from.

Brought to you by the people over at Creative Blog!

http://www.creativebloq.com/photoshop/photoshop-actions-912784

That is my treat you guys! AS for the trick well …just wait and see! 🙂

Don’t forget to share this post with your other fellow designer friends. Any questions? NO problem just leave me a comment down below and I’ll be sure to answer and help in any way I can.

Much Love.