Every Monday, the ARTLABguide will be posting curated works from contemporary fine art, to illustration, and the world of design to inspire you to find the creative in the everyday and fuel your creative habit. Enjoy the #MondayInspiration!
What is it about design? I actually used to shy away from graphic design, actually, more like avoid it all together. It was part feeling like a sell-out for going into “commercial art” versus pursuing fine art and getting work into galleries. In fact, I always felt like I had to choose! But that is […]
Aside from being the official blog to my creative studio, ARTLABkma–the ARTLABguide is a place to document the business of design, creativity, entrepreneurship, and everything in between. If I were to describe my creative and business practice it would be this: The business of design is to make the world a better place. […]
I have a confession to make: 10 years ago I gave up on Graphic Design too soon. So this post is for young designers or anyone just starting out. If you’ve been thinking to start something of your own or really want to pursue your passion, whether in a business or through freelance, even if […]
“Who Should Know” Experimenting with some photography options while working on designing the new brand identity. During the research and discovery phase, there’s a lot of digging to do and asking the right questions. Aside from getting to know your client and their business and/or industry, you’ve got to know their audience and who they’re […]
A note about Pinterest and mood boards. When Pinterest first came out, it was more of a passtime for me, just going through all the beautiful pictures, and saving ideas for interiors, or art works for inspiration. Now, it’s one of my go-to tools for designing, especially for developing a brand identity and identity design. […]
Hey designers–what tools do you use when creating your design brief? Do you have a template, a questionnaire, or an app that you use when gathering info for your creative briefs? It’s been a busy week of work, but I can’t complain 🙂 I’m starting to post some behind the scenes of my design process […]
Hope you guys are having a Happy Friday! In my last post, I shared the basics of “Designing Brand Identity” in these four questions: “Who are you? Who needs to know?How will they find out?Why should they care?” I’ll be doing a deep dive into each one as I document my creative/design process. This post I’ll […]