DIY Matchbox Promos
18/10/16 Blog , Inspiration , Personal

DIY Matchbox Promos

I recently decided it would be fun to have some matchbooks with my information on them, to drop off in various spots and possibly capture the eyes of people who may need a designer at some point in the future. The weather is nice now, and I also needed a reason to get outside.

When I looked at custom matchbox sites, all of the sites I liked had 5,000 minimums, and each matchbox would be about a dollar. Since I wasn’t sure if I’d like them, or enjoy having that many, I decided to make them myself.

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6 Ways to Outsource Your Brain
07/07/16 Blog , Inspiration

6 Ways to Outsource Your Brain

Like any ~millennial,~ I’m a busy, busy person. We’re currently in the middle of renovating our house, so I’m working with the contractors, plumbers, electricians, and everyone else, while freelancing from my studio, meeting new clients, and finding time to work on side hobbies. Any way I can cut down on extraneous thinking and wasted time is a godsend to me (everything I’m trying to remember feels like too much on my [brain] plate), so I’ve tried out productivity app after productivity app. After awhile, you find that you spend more time using productivity apps than you actually are productive—which is disheartening and disappointing. I’ve been able to hone it into a couple of apps and methods that are genuinely useful, and I’ll lay them out for you here:

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Learn Sign Painting With These Resources
06/07/15 Blog , Inspiration , Lettering

Learn Sign Painting With These Resources

I’ve been hunting around, trying to learn more about sign painting.

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Inspiration Fridays: Paper Quilling
11/12/14 Blog , Branding , Conceptual , Experimental , Inspiration

Inspiration Fridays: Paper Quilling

Paper quilling is such a crazy, amazing little medium—it must take hours to make every piece, and they’re so fragile and delicate. Instead of trying to do it myself, here’s a round up of my favorite examples.

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Inspiration: Halloween Face Paint
18/10/14 Blog , Inspiration

Inspiration: Halloween Face Paint

I like painting my face as a halloween costume for two reasons: Firstly, it’s fun to have a face that looks almost like my face, but makes people do a double take (like, it’s not obviously a mask). Secondly, I spent a long time in 2009 making a detailed and cute outfit for a marionette costume, and I want to keep wearing it.

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Inspiration Fridays: Wheatpasting
03/10/14 Blog , Inspiration #

Inspiration Fridays: Wheatpasting

I’ve always been really enamored by wheatpasting—my brother did graffiti when I was younger, we had a big graffiti wall in the back yard for him to practice (and he was so good). When he was out of the house I’d grab some spray paint from his room and go doodle on the board, and nothing I did ever looked half as good as the stuff he would make.

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Inspiration: ASOS + It’s Nice That Collaboration
23/09/14 Blog , Inspiration # , , ,

Inspiration: ASOS + It’s Nice That Collaboration

Came across this collaboration between UK clothing company ASOS and design blog It’s Nice That, from 2012 — not that I’m the biggest fan of the prints (besides the yellow), I really love how they brought out the pattern in the background! I want to try some photos like this.

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Inspiration Tuesday: Digital Collage
20/08/14 Blog , Inspiration # ,

Inspiration Tuesday: Digital Collage

I was totally a collager as a kid—cutting up magazines and glueing image over image, usually reconstructing new shapes in the process. There was always a method to my madness, I’d put together chunks of sentences to make new, nonsensical ones. I added someone’s legs to another person’s torso, creating an exquisite corpse in the process. They were weird, and I loved them.

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Movie Posters as Animated Neon Signs
23/05/14 Blog , Inspiration # , , , , , , , ,

Movie Posters as Animated Neon Signs

While researching for some side projects, I came across these animated neon signs from last December (created by Michael Whaite). An commenter on Imgur pointed out that a lot of these wouldn’t make functioning neon signs in real life, because the tubes would cross, but I like how these posters still keep the same aesthetic.

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A Study of Collaborative Public Art Projects
10/04/14 Blog , Inspiration # , , , , , , , , ,

A Study of Collaborative Public Art Projects

Since the conclusion of my collaborative mapping project, I’ve been pondering ways to develop it further. I think holding the initial piece in a gallery setting affected the results, for better or for worse, and I want to change the setting of the project to see how responses would change. I want to put the map outside.

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