DISCLAIMER: Just so we're all aware, I'm not a blogger. Well in the 'I get paid to do this as a living, so I will find a niche to attract' kind of blog.
ABOUT THIS BLOG: I thought about what I could write about. Brainstormed through it, but backed away cause all I could think of was making an editorial calendar, which I was not about. 😳 I'm am not looking to stress the eff out of this. Back in the good old days; I would write every thought out and then leave at that. People could read it, like it, hate it, have an opinion on it, laugh at it, but it was honest...
So we're going to keep that way. Honest & genuine.
Since this is my portfolio — and I've always wanted to just have a website full of sssss...ssssssssssssttttuuf!! — why don't we put this section aside for process work.
You get to see the in's & out's of the work. Sketches, drafts, notes & notes & notes & notes & more notes, scribbles, the 360 degree turn in design direction, revisions, revisions at the last minute, revisions after you posted and sometimes is a complete failure. It's a lot of thought process that really goes into a project, my student work needs jesus to take the wheel, ohgoodness.
I may not have been employed in an agency but I sure do know what it's like to fixate over typefaces that just doesn't seem to fit, spending around an average of 2 hours doing color research (or is that just me?), illustrate all your design elements; sometimes all by hand, details zoomed in @ a 1000%, etc...
So...process work. That's another workload but hopefully a relaxing one. Also lets be hopeful for my copywriting. I'm completely aware that I am not the brightest copywriter out there. Hence why I got into the visual field. There's just no escaping the copy. So I'm going to deal with it head on.
Graphic Designer + Illustrator chilling in Portland, OR. Not a writer but starting a blog sure is good practice.