On the evening of March 9th, an outstanding number of young designers, illustrators, and web creators came out for portfolio review night 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.
June tends to be a quiet month for us at e3c so we thought it would be best to throw a fancy dress party for the hell of it. Held at the Radisson Suites bar, ’twas a spiffy event! Boy oh boy did the creatives come out, and in their finest no less!
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.
Creative Pub Night is the revamped successor to the more traditional Drink and Draw. People hang out in a casual and social atmosphere to work, develop personal projects, or stretch their creative muscle. Here you will find shots of works in progress, studies, doodles, client projects and anything else attendees have worked on.
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 […]
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 […]
We’re all afraid to fail. Whether our motivation is disappointing ourselves, our coworkers, or our friends and families, no one wants to intentionally complete a task that misses the mark you’ve been aiming at. However, failing at something gives us an opportunity to learn. And that learning experience allows you to succeed on future projects. […]
Regardless of what creative field you are in, there are always days when you just can’t seem to think of anything to write, draw, doodle, animate, design, or paint. And sometimes you look at something and know something is off but you just can’t put your finger on it. Having a solid creative process helps […]