Stumbled upon your Tumblr and man are you good! Just want to ask, what do you do to keep your creative juices flowing?
Thank you dude! :-) Honestly, I stare at Photoshop for like 5 hours doing nothing. Kidding aside, I just browse the net searching for inspirational stuff (movies, artwork, music, etc.) and set a specific deadline, which is your greatest motivation! Hope this helps!
If you guys know, my friends and I had a business when we were only 2nd year HS students. Amazing right? I, myself, can’t believe it somehow that we managed to handle such task. Despite of school stuff, we were able to run it until a tragedy happened.. so to cut the story short: After releasing our first collection of ballers, the shop was closed.
While eating my lunch earlier, my father handed me a business card. It’s owned by a teenager, who runs a small business somewhere in Mandaluyong City if I’m not mistaken. He said I could collaborate with him and see if things are going to work. So, I went to his site and found out he’s more into printing rather than making his own designs (which I thought he was). Hence, I was a little bit disappointed. Then something popped out of my mind. The dream of having my own design studio. The dream I’ve been longing since the day I first attended Graphika Manila. And I thought, what kind of design studio do I really want? Is it going to focus on web design? Print? Logo/Branding? Advertising? Illustrating? I never had a clear vision of what I really wanted to do in the future. All I know was that I love designing and illustrating. Again, something popped out of my mind. My answer on the question asked at our yearbook. Since I’m one of the staff, I looked for it.
Question: “How do you see yourself 10 years from now?” Guess what, it answered the question that has been bugging me. Here’s what I said:
Looking in the future, I see myself as a creative director of a design studio I run that makes simple and thoughtful stuff for the web & beyond.
Tada! I wanna be a creative director of my own design studio. But, of course, in order to have one, I should have a set of team. A team which consists of 3-5 people who have the same passion as mine and whose skills and talents could contribute a lot in bringing ourselves into another level! *winks*
As far as my program is concerned, I think it’s a good way for me to learn about the ‘advertising’ and ‘marketing’ side of the creative industry. Although I’m going to know them soon, I guess it would be a lot better if I know the tasks my ‘design studio’ would do first, such as coding the websites (primarily HTML5 and other programming languages), doing a full branding of companies, etc. With that being said, sometimes I feel that I should have taken MMA in DLS-CSB instead of ADV in DLSU (but I still love la salle, animo!) or ID in ADMU (although I wasn’t able to take the exam) But!!! Sir Dan Matutina told us, during the Behance Portfolio Reviews, that we shouldn’t stop dreaming of what we actually want to achieve in life. Whatever program we take in college or job we go to afterwards, it’s always up to us if we’re going to pursue our primary dream. He even had a tip for me, that I should take Advertising since I will know a lot more in the creative industry when ‘reality strikes’. Aside from him, I have also met a lot of people that inspired me to pursue Advertising as my program.
So guys, if you’re kind of interested in having your own design studio as well, maybe we should talk and let’s see if there’s a good future ahead of us? Right? Hello there MMA, ADV froshies! Oh I forgot ID freshies (tour me at admu pls hehe) Hope I could meet all of you!! :-)
Here’s a great site that shows the process of making vector portraits, however, if you’re looking for vector tutorial, as a general term, this site will help you so much. I hope you’ll enjoy and learn! Happy vectoring! :-)
I just want to share the process of how I made the header of my blog. First of all, if you’re going to design your own header as well, you need to have a direct idea of what you actually want. If nothing gets into your mind, searching off for different designs might help you, at least. Well, that’s how I got mine. In case you want to know what sites I visit to be inspired, here they are:
As you can see, it’s not that good. I seriously think that I have lost the ability to draw well ever since I stopped doing so when I was 1st year HS! :-( So here’s a tip. If you don’t want to lose your skill/talent, just keep on honing/using them and never miss a day! :-)
The lineart was made in Illustrator while the elements surrounding the typography were made in Photoshop. Here, you will see the flow of how I edited the whole design from the beginning.