My formula for writing best-sellers

Truthfully, I don’t really have a formula. Nor any best-sellers (yet?). But I have noticed, when I hit all these points, I write my best stuff. So maybe it will work for you too.   A) I’ve just read and/or watched something incredible. I’m still not sure if anyone else…

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What is a vision board and how to make one

Two years ago, I saved my life by pasting pictures onto a poster board at one in the morning. I was nursing a fresh heartbreak, unhappy with my current life situation, and the furthest from my inner self I’d felt in a while. That last one is the feeling that…

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How to develop a brand without any client feedback

  After creating my first brand book for PARLOUR, I realized I had underestimated a very important aspect of the branding process — client feedback.   I took the decision during the planning stages of my portfolio project to pitch my brand books and concepts to companies AFTER I created them.…

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Three portfolio project ideas

November marks the start of the portfolio project module for Praxis. I’ve been looking forward to this module since I began Praxis! I love the process of project planning, creation, and completion. Module one of Praxis has taught me a lot about the different role areas of a startup. Although…

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I finished my Adobe Illustrator course

Last month I took it upon myself to learn Adobe Illustrator. I had a budding curiosity and obsession for all things design, specifically graphic design. I knew my knowledge of Illustrator would play an integral role in how far I would be able to take this dream. So, I set…

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5 things I suck at being

1) Disciplined All the greatest minds of the world wake up at 5am or earlier. Hemingway would wake up at 4am and write until at least 8am despite being a known drunk and living in Key West, before centralized air conditioning. Beethoven rose at dawn and counted 60 beans exactly…

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My top 3 skills as a human being

I’m jealous of people who have mastered hard skills. We see a dancer and go “Wow, she dances beautifully. She’s really talented.” We can look a painting and say “Look at all those brush strokes. It must have taken forever to paint that! Impressive.” Then we look at ourselves and…

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My Essential Drawing Tools in Adobe Illustrator

When it comes to forming custom shapes, tracing designs and just drawing in general within Adobe Illustrator, there are plenty of options available to achieve your desired final project. I have outlined the essential drawing tools that anyone can learn and use to make awesome creations in Illustrator.   The…

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