One of the designs that didn’t make it.
I'm a product of the social media generation and believe graphic design is a necessity. I have huge ideas, imagination, and passion. I wake up to create art and I'm driven by music, culture, and a daily dose of laughing at myself.
Randomness into album art
4 - Use photoshop or similar (picnik.com is a free online photo editor) to put it all together.
The blank slate.
Its that time of year where I write it all out so I can believe it into existence. It worked last year when I cut all fast food out of my diet, even though I only lasted four months before I gave in to my nagging french fry craving. Though, after four months without, McDonalds fries are no longer that hot, salty, delicious treat they once were. On the plus side I did lose over 20lbs by making my own bland, healthy meals and it seems to have paid off as I don’t crave McDonalds or Burger King Whoppers anymore.
A bigger goal of mine, especially since I just graduated from design school, is to strive for post-collegiate greatness - whether it be turning up the heat on my FunkyFresh freelance design, landing a Clarence Lee Design position, or doing more to display of my design skills (i.e. a daily vector, a monthly FunkyFresh calander, a daily sketch or painting. I dunno yet, its still flowing through my brain in awkward stages).
Anyway, one year is a longass time and yet goes by in what seems like a blink of an eye. Since the future kids and grandkids will be the purveyor of my memories and life experiences, I want to make 2011 another year to mark with a big gold star on my bucket list. I want to give everyone something worth talking about…
I try to get my hands on any kind of information I can get about what it’ll take to get me to where I wanna be: Creative Director. This is some super good info for anyone else in the mood for working your way up the design ladder.
In my efforts to become a Creative Director I learn from the best and take it from there. One of the quotes that really stood out to me in the article was “… by reading a wide variety of books, periodicals and websites, the CD is furnished with a mind that can think outside of the annuals, and guide work that other agencies will follow.” (keep in mind this is geared towards advertising, but graphic design and advertising are similar industries and share a lot of standards and trends.)
This article really inspired me to get my shit together to really start thinking, emulating, and designing like a Creative Director. I want this blog post to be the “What I want to be when I grow up” essay of my 4th grade me; the inspiration that jump-started “the career that once was”. Today starts the day, I become well-read and versed in Graphic Design industry standards, trends, and techniques. I’ve got so many different design website bookmarked - that’s where I’ll start!