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Web Coding

Web Coding

web coding

Adding basic web coding to your skills is one of the best returns on your investment of time and attention. I began my career as a designer and illustrator before I had much concept of the Web. As my career advanced and I learned about the Internet, I realized that the more I could control online, the better my prospects were.

[creativity.show podcast] ep1 - with Glenn Sharp

[creativity.show podcast] ep1 - with Glenn Sharp

podcast corporate creativity

To go somewhere, everyone has to start somewhere! This is my first go at creating a podcast. Everything goes wrong and now I can hear what needs to be changed in the next episode. Hang in there, my interview with my friend Glenn Sharp adds a lot of value as I work out my technique!

Wheelhouse Challenge

Wheelhouse Challenge

wheelhouse challenge

It is easy to fulfill a request that is in your wheelhouse. Someone asks you to do work that is in the center of your strengths and experience. It is your chance to shine, to quickly deliver and even to show off a little. But far harder is to create something that represents that skill that hasn't been requested. You have high standards and a blank screen, an unpainted canvas or a white piece of paper staring back at you.

Color Palettes Photoshop Workaround

Color Palettes Photoshop Workaround

Color Palettes Photoshop Workaround

This is part 2 to the earlier post on creating fresh color palettes. I received a request after posting from someone who wanted to do this technique using other tools. I recommended that she try Gimp, the open source graphics tool that duplicates many of the functions of Photoshop. But we'll also look at a couple other options.

Color Palettes, How I Make Them Fresh and Fast

Color Palettes, How I Make Them Fresh and Fast

color palettes

A good friend of mine expressed frustration the other day with his struggle picking out a good color palette for a new project or website. Choosing color palettes is not hard, but quickly working one out that is pleasing, is. You want something fresh, a selection that gives the impression you want your brand to have.