Here are some of the top packages from GIT 303 Spring 2017
If you’re a graphic designer without the talent of also being an artist, sometimes you need a little help. My go-to for elements for my design is Creative Market.
Creative Market is like an Etsy for designers. Other designers create and post their images, typography, website themes, web elements, product mockup photos and just a whole lot of things, all for sale at very affordable prices.
For example, this font:
You can buy it to use in your personal projects for just $16, or license it for a project for a client will sell (say a book), you can by an extended license for $40. I’ve purchased stuff for as little as $4 to use in my own personal projects.
AND if you subscribe to the Creative Market newsletter, every Monday you’ll get an email offering 6 items for free for the week! And it’s good stuff!
Check it out: creativemarket.com
I just discovered a great tool for building “Product Mockup” image for portfolios… you know, to display a web design, app or photo.
Its a site called “Magic Mockups” and can be found at http://magicmockups.com/.
Here’s a couple of examples:
PRETTY COOL… 🙂
Good advice about how to think about the end of internships and how it all comes down to the “sale of self.”
The spring semester ended with the graduation of many students from the very first class I taught in the GIT program. I refer to this group as “my babies.” 🙂 I don’t teach that particular class anymore, but the students in that first class have taken at least 3 courses from me, and many of them have also taken my video production classes – so many of them I have seen in 5 different semesters. Fortunately, a good amount of them are going on to work on their Masters degree in GIT. The rest are going on to some amazing things – Adam Lay is moving to Utah to work for Adobe after interning for them last summer. Kayla Burkholder is interning in New York City for the summer. Jason Jones is starting somewhat of a dream job working for an automotive company doing several things, including graphic design. Walter Arias is planning on moving to Spain and work on a masters degree. So many of the students have told me what they’re going on to, I can’t remember them all!
Here’s some great photos of graduation… they’re not all mine, some are borrowed from the students’ Facebook page and the ASU Flickr page.
This book came highly recommended to me by a friend who is a commercial photographer in Washington DC:
More Best Business Practices for Photographers, by John Harrington