Tron Legacy v2 wallpaper

A couple of weeks ago I released my new Tron Legacy poster, adapted to the style and palette of the new trailers promoting the movie. With my first Tron Legacy poster I released a set of wallpapers with the same design, so here are the revised versions featuring the new design. Sorry it took me a little while to get these online, it’s surprising how long it takes to make different sizes of my crazy PSD files. Here are the links:

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Please note that this design is fan-based and not official, just something I did for fun because I am enjoying the look of the upcoming Disney film. Feel free to download the proper size to add some neon action to your desktop or mobile device. Enjoy!

Signalnoise t-shirts at FITC San Francisco

In a short 6 days I will be packing up all my gear and heading to FITC San Francisco to check out presentations by my favorite artists/designers as well as meeting a bunch of like-minded creative folks who read the blog. I can’t wait.

That being said, I will also be packing up some Signalnoise t-shirts that I will be selling to interested people attending the event. This isn’t anything official being put on by FITC, just me and a suitcase. The print shop has assured me that the new Signalnoise t-shirts will be all done before I depart, so those of you at the event will have first crack at the supply before it hits my online store. I’ll also have a complete restock of my sold out Signalnoise Classic t-shirt. Here are the available designs:

Since my t-shirt supply will be limited by the size of my suitcase, I need to ask a favor of all those interested in grabbing a shirt from me at the event. Please send me over an email or leave a comment here stating which shirt you would like to purchase and what size. That way I can pack the necessary shirts to ensure I have what I need to get these into peoples’ hands. I will be charging $25 per shirt, $45 for two which is a bit of a savings from ordering online, and you will still get a swag bag containing Signalnoise stickers and buttons. Cool?

I’ll be on Twitter the whole time I’m at FITC San Francisco so I will be sure to let you know where I am and when I am selling my wares. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Signalnoise Broadcast 16: Clients

If you missed out on tuning in live to Signalnoise Broadcast 16 yesterday, here is the recorded version for you to check out. Instead of having the free form discussion we normally have, this broadcast focused on clients. We discussed an array of topics within the realm of client-based work, including keeping a project on track, getting new work, keeping your work flow manageable, noticing “red flags” during a project, formal vs. informal settings, politely walking away from a client job, and many other subjects. I was really blown away by the amount and caliber of questions this time around. Great time.

Thanks again to everyone who took the time to drop in and chat. I will be live again next Thursday at 3pm EST for Signalnoise Broadcast 17. See you then, kids.

Let’s talk about Clients

Signalnoise Broadcast 16 will be going live later today at 3pm EST and I wanted to make this episode topic-specific, so this time around let’s talk about clients and client-based work.

I consistently get asked about client work during my broadcasts and via emails, and it’s an extremely broad subject given the kind of work, processes, goals, deadlines and all the other things that influence the job at hand. I’m a strong advocate of pursuing personal projects that express and define your own ideas, but few of us can attain our personal goals without the help of client work along the way. We have all had our ups and downs as we find our way through the creative industry, and it’s up to each of us to learn as we go since we are all on our own career paths.

But, we have all encountered similarities along the way, little things that will help us out in the future, to properly gauge where a client is with their creative input, how we can help, and what problems could potentially arise.

So, tune in today at 3pm EST for Signalnoise Broadcast 16 and let’s talk about clients.

Thank-you for your support

Since I launched the Signalnoise t-shirt line 3 weeks ago I have been getting no shortage of tweets, emails and comments in support of the designs and the new venture as a whole. The reaction from the creative community has been overwhelming, and very unexpected. I was caught quite offguard by the amount of t-shirt orders I received on the launch day and spent the past 2 weeks sitting at my coffee table folding and packing t-shirts to ship out.

Another surprise was what design customers were interested in. I spent a great deal of time creating original works for print on my t-shirts, but the biggest seller turned out to be the Signalnoise logo shirt. I’m humbled by the idea that so many want to wear my little rainbow sun on their chest, and for that I would like to send out a sincere thank-you to everyone who ordered shirts and took the time to send me encouraging notes and comments. This has been a wonderful experience thus far.

That being said, I’ve been working on some new designs over the past little while and have sent 3 to print yesterday as well as a re-print of my Signalnoise logo shirt. It sold out quickly, so a restock will happen very soon. I’m also looking into adapting the website a bit more to my apparel needs, as well as updating with some more detailed information regarding the shirts including a sizing chart for those who asked for it. You will see a few little changes to the site over the next little while.

Thanks again, everyone! I’m working hard to bring more designs to this growing project. Stay tuned!

Heading to FITC San Francisco

I made the decision very recently, but I’m super happy to be attending FITC San Francisco in a couple of weeks, August 17 – 19. This will be my first trip to San Francisco, plus the first time seeing any part of the North American west coast. I won’t be presenting this time around, just attending.

I’m really looking forward to seeing some of my favorite online artists and developers speak, a few personal highlights are Erik Natzke, Scott Hansen, Yugo Nakamura, Robert Hodgin, Brendan Dawes, Jared Ficklin and a bunch of others. I’m even going to see a live Tycho set, can’t wait. On top of that, I’m looking forward to meeting and hanging out with fellow artists, designers and students whom I only know through the blog and Twitter, such as Fabio from Abduzeedo! Yeah!

I’m not sure what I can put together on such short notice, but I plan on bringing a few Signalnoise goodies along for the ride which might include stickers, buttons, posters or t-shirts for those I meet. I’ll see what I can do, and will keep you posted.

If you are attending the San Francisco event, drop me a comment on this post. Hope to see you there, kids.