Save The Bees and Make Good Designs.
12 coffees later another productive week has come to an end. The client project has been kicking my ass but in a good way.. kinda. I hope you all did what you needed to do and got nice/prepared for the holidays.
Prints of Icy Bee Now Available!
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Respect Yourself and Your Work.
I started working on a new client project last week, I wish I could say more but you know how NDAs go:/ The point is though, it got me thinking about the relationship between clients and designers. I see a lot of designers get disrespected in the community especially niches like clothing design and album art. As a designer you need the client to know they're not doing you a factor, it is a mutually beneficial relationship. Make sure not to let clients lowball you, skip out on invoices, or just blatantly disrespect your craft. One piece of actionable advice I recommend is always to use a contract. You can watch my video on contracts above and also my buddy harry has his own good contract template.
Balance is Key
Social media has created a weird landscape for designers and creatives online. Sometimes I feel like my goal is to post on Instagram or make youtube videos and that the client work is secondary. In reality, though this client project has been stressful yet good and it is what's paying my bills. I need to be more mindful of how much effort I put into each part of my life. At the end of the day Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, and all that shouldn't be your reason for creating they should just be a vessel to get your creations to others. Try creating some design work, photography, art, or anything really and sit with it for a while before posting it online, or don't post it at all.
TikTok For Designers???
I know I know I just went on a mini-rant about Social media but it is here to stay. I'm curious what you all think about TikTok. Do you think it is a valuable social media for creatives? Do you think you can get clients from it or is it just for building an audience? I had a post semi blow up again recently and the way that platform works is wild. It seems to have the best algorithm and really feeds you what you want to see. I have learned a few things from studying what posts of mine and others do good. The Less produced the better. People on TikTok don't want fancy screen recordings, you talking into a mic, footage from a 4k camera.. NO! The people on there want vulnerable, relatable, shot on the iPhone just for fun content. So think about the packaging of stuff when you put it out. Any idea can go on any platform it's just about how you package it.
Stuff I currently like and stuff I'm looking forward too!
Been bumping Silk Sonic all week!
Funny video on bowling animations
Tweet of the week below by ActionHankBeard
Thanks for all the love as always. This past week I collaborated with my buddy Arch and it got me feeling very grateful for the design community. Since the pandemic It caused so many people to flock online but the good thing out of it is how much more tapped in we are. I hope to continue to help you all out and see everyone grow in their own way. Kill it the rest of the week.
Much Love, Glue.
Weekly Wrap Up
Had a great week for content: Fun collab in the books, video on textures, and amazing podcast with Harry Vincent/Dan Barkle.
Texture Resources To Improve Your Design Work
1 Year Anniversary of the podcast with Harry Vincent and Dan Barkle!
Had a great time collaborating with 3D Artist Arch, this was posted on Instagram.