you cannot share your warmth with others if you burn out.
The new year has been both eventful and slightly anxiety-filled. I have been going at it strong with all my content stuff since freelance work slowed down a bit during the holidays. Luckily I got a few things in the pipeline so we are looking up from here. Have a great week y'all and enjoy this week's issue.
Inward Joy Now For Sale
Excited to have released one of my most requested prints. Thank you so much to the few people who have already purchased one! You can click HERE or check out the link below to visit the store.
Also, I wanted to reiterate something I wrote in my Instagram story recently. You can always contact me directly to buy any prints or if you want something that is not listed in the store, this way works out better for all of us;)
Inward Joy | jessenyberg — jessenyberg.bigcartel.com 16x20 High-quality print limited to 100 Hand Printed, Signed and Numbered Packaged and shipped by me with love and care. I'm an independent...
Yuup, more book stuff haha
I recently picked up this little Taschen Fantastic Four book and love it so much. Doctor Doom is my favorite marvel character and Taschen is one of my favorite publishers, they always make such cool books that inspire me. This fantastic four book is by no means about graphic design but the comics and old marvel advertisements in it are so dope. Sometimes some of the most inspiring things come in all different niches. I recommend checking out Taschen and I also did a video recently about my favorite books for 2022. Once that video came out, people kept asking me for more book recommendations so I made an amazon master list here:)
Intriguing NFT Projects
So I have gone back and forth and then back again on my opinion of NFTs. However, if you are a fan, then I have some good news this time. I have never been super big on generative projects like Crypto Punks or Bored Apes, however, a few have really been catching my eye lately. I personally love the look of Invisible Friends and Interfaces. Shit I might mess around and mint an Invisible Friend in February. Foreal though, projects like these give me hope for the space and actually consist of great teams, designers, and cool art if I'm being honest. I am by no means an expert on this though, so I'm just along for the ride like everyone else.
Burn Baby Burn
Lately, I have been feeling on the edge of a little burnout. Shoutout to Eli for representing this perfectly in this poster. I sometimes think I am immune to this feeling and as long as I keep on pushing things will be okay. However the past few weeks I have been overloaded with stuff and I think a combination of that and the stressful holidays was getting to me. I feel a little bit better now that the week is over but I really need to be careful and take care of myself sometimes. I am and always will be an advocate for working to your limits and making sacrifices, however please be careful people. It's better to burn at 80% the whole year than 100% for 3 months and on the 4 month quickly be extinguished.
Speaking of burnout, another thing that def hasn't been helping is my phone use and social media consumption. I made a video last year on Digital Minimalism. An idea I learned in this book, however I have strayed from the path and back to the dark side of likes and comments. I found myself the past few weeks using my phone and social media a lot more than I would like to admit. If you need a reminder feel free to check out that video I made or read the digital minimalism book. I am going to try to get back to my ways and perform another kind of digital detox these upcoming months. I know I benefit from people spending all their time on YouTube or Instagram but for the sake of your noggin, limit that shit.
Stuff I currently like and stuff I'm looking forward to!
MKBHD Studio Tour by Colin and Samir
Attack on Titan Final Season Pt.2
Tweet of the week below by Yoffe
Have a great day y'all and be careful not to burn too hot this week.
Much Love, Glue.
Weekly Wrap Up
This week was awesome, the fonts video I posted was received super well, dropped some fun personal projects, and a podcast with Aaronfdesign!
Best FREE FONTS For Graphic Designers 2022
Podcast with Aaronfdesign
Aaronfdesign - Jesse Nyberg Podcast Spotify Version — open.spotify.com
Collage Work & Crayon Drawings To Working With Lil Nas X - Ep.56
Eye of The Beholder on Instagram
I put out a lot of free content and I love doing it. However, ya boy has student loans and bills to pay. Sooooo If you want to get access to some more exclusive content, you can always check out my Patreon. It helps support your boy and you’ll get some goodies along the way like:
10% Off At My Online Print Shop
High Res downloads of my work
Bonus Q&A Podcast Episodes
Patron shoutout at the end of my YouTube videos
Exclusive Discord Server Role
In addition to freelancing and creating content around design, I also sell prints. Get yourself something nice to hang up in your studio:) Here are some details on my prints.
Limited Quantity, once all sold they won't be reproduced
16x20 inches printed on high-quality lustre paper
All prints are hand-signed, numbered, and shipped by me
Art Prints by Jesse Nyberg — jessenyberg.bigcartel.com
Art Prints by Jesse Nyberg