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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

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

The Year After

It has been over 60 days since I’ve finished the Year of the Creative and it still feels just as good as day 365. In case you don’t know what that might be: I created every single day of 2014 and posted about it on a blog. It was awesome. It was exhausting. It was incredibly rewarding. With every big personal project comes a reflection on the good, the bad, and all the in betweens. So here is mine! Read More

Drawing Roundup: Anatomy Reference

While attending art college, I had the pleasure (or pain, depending on how hungover I was) of taking a 4-hour life drawing class twice a week for three years. As a student I didn’t always look forward to the opportunity to have a model in front of me, but boy do I miss it now. Now many years out of school, I look forward to attending local life drawing events,but such access isn’t always available. So, to the interwebs I go! Read More

Creative Design Inspiration

We all get creative inspiration from different people and places. Some of us love to go to galleries and museums while others are lovers of magazines or stick strictly to online sources. I often get inspired by things I see on the street, an in store display, billboards, bus shelters, and lots from magazines and books. It’s important to keep inspirational fodder close at hand so you can tap into those resources when you’re not feeling so creative. In this article, I’ll share where I like to find some of my creative inspiration and hopefully be able to inspire you. Read More