I should be posting new material tomorrow.  This week was ridiculous but things are slowing back down before the final rush of the semester.  Since this is my last semester, I should have more time in the coming months to create and post new works. But, thanks for being patience and expect something tomorrow!

Updates Round 2

It’s update time again.  This time we’re rolling out a content schedule.  Here’s what I’m thinking: Monday: Swing Content (Placeholder until I get more articles written about a variety of topics) Wednesday: Sketchbooks, Illustrations, Project Updates (WIPs) Friday: Design Bits and Updates. Saturday/Sunday: Bonus Content (Articles, Contests, and Miscellaneous Topics) This schedule is subject to …


Design Bits III

Fortune Cookie

These are a few more Design Bits that I pulled from older sketchbooks.

  • “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”  -Leonardo Da Vinci
  • Your sketchbook should be full of risks taken.  Even failures can result in successes later.
  • Let your work be stolen.  Think of stealing, in the beginning, as anonymous distribution.
  • Bonus: Don’t allow others to profit from your work without receiving compensation (e.g. money, good feelings, gold, etc…)

The last two directly conflict with one another.  When I say steal, I mean allow for your work to be distributed by anyone via social media, email, etc… Let people print their own copies or draw things similar to your creation because it all comes back to you in the end.  In contrast, do not let someone steal your work for the cover of their book and no expect to pay you for your work.


Design Bits II

Fortune Cookie

The second installment of Design Bits is here.

  • When you stop smiling it’s time to move on.  (This Bit is brought to you from my Graphic Design Professor, Jim Bryant)
  • Pick what to say and say it as clearly as possible.
  • “Computers are to design what microwaves are to cooking.” – Milton Glaser