The mind of every sage keeps a corner for the fool.
- Alan Fletcher
Motion is what I'm focusing on currently. Creating animations is something I've wanted to do since I was a child. To build some interesting model and then watch it move around is endlessly entertaining to me! The tools today available for creating animation are incredible. Much better than this.
I've come to discover the rigors of 3-D design over the last few years. It is such an incredible artistic tool! With the modeling, the lighting, the texturing and camera work it involves a wide variety of experimentation. I'm constantly learning!
Posters are one of my favorite things to create. I love to come up with intruiging visuals and delve into attractive typography. They never take long to put together and are usually seen by a lot of eyes!
Vintage comic book style is a fun illustration mode. It has a broad appeal (who doesnt like looking at them?) and it is usually easy to work in some great humor. Researching them is a nice diversion as well!
This, to me, is a more 'nuts & bolts' side of graphic design and I love the element of psychology involved here. Before studying graphic design at CSU, I was enrolled in the psychology program. After getting through the research methods requirements, I realized I am an artist, not a scientist! I am happy with the switch, and very happy to find these same elements in my current field.
The world of web is pretty incredible. I havent been learning coding for long, but I have had the opportunity to put together websites for some folks. Coding is what I call "drawing very, very slowly" - frustrating, but also very rewarding.
Before coming to graphic design I tried my hand at writing fiction for a while. I have always loved reading and learning to write and communicate well is important to me. Luckily this can extend into the graphic design / art world through book covers and copy writing. Desigining book covers appeals to me in the same sense as poster design, but theres a really BIG story behind it!
Comic strips are, I am pretty sure, the thing that brought me to art & design. From both reading them as a kid to drawing them for a newspaper myself - they are very close to my heart. I always try to keep that level of humor and fun in every illustration I create!