How Do You Become an “Expert”?

How Do You Become an “Expert”?

As designers, we typically like to get better at our craft, maybe find a specific focus or niche and of course- learn new skills. Recently I was listening to the Freakanomics podcast and they had a little series, on self improvement, which I thought you would find helpful or interesting which is why I’m sharing… Continue Reading

How to Create a Seamless Texture

How to Create a Seamless Texture

Sure, there are a ton of great places where you can purchase pre-made textures. But what about creating your own? Watch this video to see how you can make your own textures using photography! Here are some of YOUR seamless textures: My try at the seamless texture technique by @becky_kinkead. pic.twitter.com/HLjOAI1mEs — SJ Designs 2… Continue Reading

Book Review / Know Your Onions: Graphic Design

Book Review / Know Your Onions: Graphic Design

Today we’ve got another book review! And this month I read Know Your Onions: how to think like a creative, act like a businessman and design like a God. By Drew de Soto. VIDEO NOTES Know Your Onions definitely falls under the “handbook” category. Because of this, I’ll be honest I had trouble getting myself to… Continue Reading

Design Review: Insta Rebranding & Album Covers

Design Review: Insta Rebranding & Album Covers

One of my favorite video series to come out of VEDA (Video Everyday in April) was reviewing movie posters. You guys quickly pointed out that there were endless options to explore beyond movie posters, critiquing book covers, album covers, etc.! My hope is to turn this into a monthly series reviewing designs so we can all… Continue Reading

A Little Spring Update

A Little Spring Update

Hello there, There’s lots of new stuff to share from around these parts, so I’ll dive right in! UPDATE 01 If you’re not subscribed to my YouTube channel, you may not know that this year I participated in VEDA. That means posting a video every day in April. Yes, crazy. But also fun and a… Continue Reading