Michael Lei has an extensive career as a 3D modeler and currently works at DHX media. In this career he has discovered the importance of knowing the tools of your community, and always searching for something new to learn. In fact with his huge range of experience we have two distinct topics for two distinct articles from just one interview.
In the creative world, your portfolio is your resume, summarizes your ability and illustrates your knowledge of design principles (or the principles of your discipline). You’ll hear the words “show, don’t tell”, often because we are in the business of being visual communicators. We must present employers with our best work to get invited for an interview and get hired. (more…)
Where to even start? Wow!
First off, what a fantastic evening. A huge thank-you to everyone who came out to have their portfolio reviewed, and of course, to the reviewers! It has been a week and a half since the event took place and we still have people raving about it. For those of you who missed out, no worries – we have a small recap for ya! (more…)
For those of you who missed the creative pub last week, we thought we would post a little recap! Sharing is caring and all that. October’s creative pub ended up being one of those spectacular events where we had a little bit of everything. (more…)
What keeps you from writing the story that’s been tumbling in your head forever? What keeps you from posting your work? What keeps you from pressing that dreaded submit button on a contest or a submissions call?
Call it nervousness, apprehension or straight-up fear. Name it, claim it, and then conquer it.
The first hand-lettering artists were sign painters. They were hired to paint shop signs, posters, and paint information on shop windows to encourage customers to shop within the store. This art form required skill, craftsmanship and the only way to learn was to practice. Not much about it has changed over the years except that the finishing touches of hand-lettering are now done within an Adobe software product. (more…)
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. (more…)