I did a clean-up of my portfolio website so new visitors can get a feel of my collection with a few simple clicks. Continue reading “My Portfolio Website (Check it Out!)”
Designing can become a daunting task when none of your finished illustrations are organized. It is important that each designer puts together a portfolio that all owe them to look through finished illustrations.
So, how do you go about doing that? I own a 3″ binder that has all my illustrations that I’ve done, and I have them organized by date, so the most recent ones are upfront. I also organize them by collection.
Each illustration is placed in sheet protectors to help keep in clean and easily accessible. I also scan all my illustrations and save them on a jump drive. This way I have two copies: an original hardcopy and a digital copy for when I need to make reprints.
It’s Monday, so I decided to start the day off with something bright. One designer essential that I found is very important for any designer and illustrator to invest in is a portable kit for all their artistic mediums. For me, that would be a pencil case specifically designed for Prismacolor Pencils. I found a good deal of them on Amazon and I’m planning to purchase these very soon.
Whether you use markers, colored pencils, paints, or gauche, it is so important to have a storage case, especially a portable one, to keep them in whenever you are on the go. The best place to find cases such as these is online whether on Ebay or Amazon. Take some time to invest in portable cases for your artistic medium.
Until then, Happy Coloring.
I love my pencil case.
It’s me again. Remember to keep up with all the designer essentials I’ll be posting by signing up to my blog. Continue reading “The Pencil Case: Designer Essential #9”
For today’s design essential, I’ll be discussing the importance of owning croquis (or fashion templates) and why every designer should have a few on hand. Continue reading “Owning Croquis Templates: Designer Essential #8”
A month back or so, I was trying to get around to posting creating an ‘on-the-go’ design studio. Basically, it’s a portable studio you have to create illustrations. Continue reading “On-the-Go Design Studio: Designer Essential #7”
When you’re a designer, sometimes it can be frustrating to come up with new ideas all the time. You can visit my previous blog on tips to come up with new design ideas, but this post deals exclusively with putting together a ‘Brainstorm Binder’. Continue reading “The Brainstorm Binder: Designer Essential #6”