Process, Stories, Updates

Fake It ’til You Make It

One of the best quotes that pretty much sums up my life as a working designer/developer up to this point is "Fake it 'til you make it." For years I've heard this quote being said over and over and thought it sounded funny (and kinda dirty, actually) but I never really paid too much attention to it.

Design, Quick Tips

Quick Tips #1

I'm a huge advocate of education. But primarily the kind that's free (or very cheap) and easily accessible. I'm talking about the internet here folks. You can find lots and lots of great education resources online if you just do a little bit of research.

Design, Los Angeles, Process

I Love Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the only place I’ve ever called home. Never lived in any other city or any other state. I’ve never really even traveled much outside of L.A. only until recently. That being said, I still feel as foreign and new to most of the city. You see, I have this problem. And that... Read more »

Design, Projects

New Illustrations + A New Lettering Project I Started

I don’t draw as much as I should. I’ve known that for a while now and it bugs the hell out of me. I used to draw a ton when I was a kid. Over the past few years I started teaching myself how to do hand-lettering. Which greatly improved my typography skills as a... Read more »

Tutorials

How to Make a Planet in Photoshop

Making planets in Photoshop is one of the few things I can say I've figured out how to do fairly well, quickly, and easily. In this tutorial I will show you exactly the steps I take to make a planet using only a photo of some kind of texture as a starting point.

Design, Updates

Goodbye 2013. Welcome 2014.

Time is a strange concept to me. It's probably one of the few things I always think about and wonder what the origins of it were. Time to me seems like one of the hardest and most difficult concepts to grasp from a very questionable and expanded point of view. But in the end I just snap out of it and look at my phone to see what time it is.

Design, Updates

The Rise and Fall of AetherAeon

I'm just going to come out and say it up front; the project you all know and were excited and hopeful about is officially done. Dead. Finished. AetherAeon was the perfect project. The content I had access to was incredible. But at times it did prove to be overwhelming.

Design, Process

Searching For The Sunset

Despite what I was talking about yesterday about not having motivation to do anything, I am still running off of a great high from spending time at BlizzCon 2013 2 weeks ago (speaking of which, I still need to go through and edit photos from that day).

Process, Updates

I Like To Waste Time In My Spare Time

It's mid-November. Leaves have started falling and the weather is changing. Daylight Saving Time is (finally) over and I'm stuck with, for the first time in a long time, no ideas and no motivation to get any work done.

Design, Updates

Just Some Updates, Nothing More

It's that time of the year again. No, not the holiday season. I'm talking about me updating this damn site. I really suck at keeping up with these things, let alone with the Kardashians. (Kanye in, Lamar out) But now I'm in that certain mindset that lets me get back to these project that matter most to me. And some of those have been going fairly well up until now.