Category Archives: random artworks

Art Jam: Star Wars

Queen Padme Amidala Alphonse Mucha revisited. Let me know your thoughts. 🙂

Padme


Art Jam: Wolverine

My first time to join an art jam and my first time to draw wolverine. I had fun. Hope you guys like what I did. 🙂

wolvie

 


So what’s for dinner?

I may not treat you out for dinner BUT I can give you this free sushi wallpaper! No you can’t eat this but you can use this as your desktop wallpaper or maybe for something else. Hope you like it. 🙂

 

Free download


Desktop wallpaper 13: Work in Progress

Sometimes it annoys me when someone gives his/her “constructive criticism” in the middle of my designing process. I think it would be cool to have a progress bar on my forehead saying “designing please do not disturb” . . . or then again maybe not.

Anyway I just created a progress bar wallpaper. Maybe next time when someone peeks behind your back you can show this so they will just keep their opinions to themselves until your work is done.

To download click the image > right click > save image as . . .

How about you? Does it bother you?


Dribbblin’ it

This is a little bit late but I’m proud to announce that I now have a Dribbble account. To know how and why I got drafted in dribbble read this post (written in Tagalog).

And if you’re a dribbble player feel free to follow my account. Also, If you’re an artist and you don’t have an account yet I highly recommend that you make one. Hey, it’s free and you can also upgrade your account (you’ll only pay $20 per annum if I’m not mistaken). And no, dribbble did not pay me to blog about this, though I wish they did.

 

You might also want to visit my carbonmade portfolio.


Content is king

This is what my boss would tell us, and this statement is indeed true. This is not a theory this is a law that most clients, copy writers, and designers should know and apply.

I often get frustrated when some clients don’t give much effort on their content and expect me to come up with a brilliant design.

A good design without a good content is like a fireworks display on some random street show, it can “wow” you for a while and after a few minutes of dazzle you go home and forget what happened. You burn money for nothing.

Content is the backbone of the design. And the design will attract people to read the content. Design and content is a partnership. I’ve read an article a few weeks ago (I apologize I forgot where I found this) and this quote sums it all up:

“No matter how great a designer you are, you’re only as good as your content.”

Give me a good content and I will give you a great design. Give me a bad content and I will still give you a good design. But I have to warn you though, some people will take their time to read. And a crappy content brings crappy results.

Now my challenge as a designer is to ask and (politely) force my clients to come up with good content. To help them and give them ideas that can spark creativity and attract potential buyers. Also, to my fellow designers, be a copy writer as well.


The Secret of Creativity is . . .

Do you know how to keep a secret? 😉


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