Blog & Content

My Experience at San Diego Pop-Up CropCon

Over the years, I've attended a lot of different conferences, including Creative South, Circles, and Adobe MAX. However, I've never been to CropCon in the last four years that it was in Baton Rouge, LA, but I have wanted to attend. 

How Do You Deal with Being Frustrated with Your Creative Work?

The first question in this series—from the Design Break podcast— is one that I feel every creative, regardless of which discipline you may specialize in or find you’re passionate about can relate to.

What You Need Before You Start Your Next Design Project

Learn about a key part of my process that I neglected for so long and one you may be neglecting as well.

Finding & Using Inspiration (Part Two)

Today we're going to discuss how to use your inspiration to help improve your skills—drawing, illustration, animation, etc.

Finding & Using Inspiration (Part One)

There are many people out there, many creatives, who aren't fans of inspiration and instead try and find their way to express creativity.

Using Illustrations to Help Reach Visual Learners

Today we know of four different types of learners: visual, auditory, reading/writing, and kinesthetic. The largest of the four types? Visual learners. About 65% of the population falls under this category.

Why Does Hiring an Illustrator Cost More than Buying Stock Illustrations?

There is a huge difference between the value that illustrators create for you, the clients/partners, then what you find with “Ready to Use” or stock illustrations on sites like Stocksy or Shutterstock.

How Much Should I Budget for Illustration?

I’m going to talk to you a bit about some of the challenges you’ll face in figuring out how much you should budget as well as some scenarios you may run into along the way.

Are Creatives Born or Are They Made?

It's easy for people to say, "you were born with it; you were born with the gift of being creative." My typical response is that it has nothing to do with being born with anything.

First Trip Around the Sun… As a Freelancer!

Today marks the first anniversary of me beginning my new path of working as a full-time freelancer. Crazy right?