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Portfolio Review Night 4 Recap

On the evening of March 9th, an outstanding number of young designers, illustrators, and web creators came out to have their portfolios reviewed. Volta Labs in downtown Halifax was filled to the brim with students, recent grads and young creative professionals looking for a variety of feedback on their work. It was a busy and satisfying event for everyone. Read More

Sketch and Save: using your sketchbook to work out ideas

To me, there’s nothing like sitting down with my sketchbook at a coffee shop or the nearest library, enjoying a beverage. I look down at a blank page, and wonder what to draw at that moment. Without thinking too hard, I take the plunge and just draw.

I often spend my lunch hour drawing, sketching or doodling. It’s a great way to take my mind off of work, like not worrying about deadlines. To me, it’s relaxing. My creative lunch hour is my solace and solitude. Read More

Holding The Door: A Guide to Creative Charity

I used to get really frustrated when I would hold a door open for someone and they wouldn’t say thank you. Or they would cruise right past me without acknowledging me in some way. I mean, after all, I’d held the door open for them. What kind of terrible person wouldn’t say thank you when someone held a door open for them. But then I started to think more and more about why I was holding door open for people and my feelings changed. What I came to realize was that I was holding doors open because I wanted people to say “thank you”. Read More

Farting Into A Jar: My First Hackathon

Hello, my name is Alison and I’m a web designer that spent my entire Saturday coding various web items around the central theme of farting in a jar.

Now hear me out – this was for my first hackathon. For those not in the know, a hackathon is an event in which programmers, developers and designers come together to collaborate intensively on a software project. Generally from scratch, and often in teams of complete strangers.

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Being a Happy Creative

Recently I finished a project called 100 happy days. The challenge is to post a photo everyday in a row for 100 days of something that makes you happy. The idea is that we spend so much time rushing around through our lives that we never set aside time to appreciate the simple things in life that make us happy. I completed the challenge and found that there was way more things and moments in my life to feel positive about than I previously thought. Read More