SNBC 78: New Illustrations

Here is the recorded version of Signalnoise Broadcast 78 if you missed tuning in live last Thursday.

In this episode I talk about my new illustration work and how that came out of my fading enjoyment of movie posters. It’s been a weird year as I tried to break into the alternative art movie poster industry, until I recently reached my wits end. I decided to swing Signalnoise and my work into a new direction through playing. The result was these latest illustrations, which I talk about at length in this episode.

For your viewing pleasure. I’ll see you live again this Thursday at 2pm EST!

SNBC 77: Talking about ‘Exposure’

If you missed watching Signalnoise Broadcast 77 live yesterday afternoon, here is the recorded version for your viewing pleasure. This week we discussed ‘exposure’ and all it’s facets. There are a lot of myths and misconceptions surrounding getting attention for your art and design on the web, so I discussed the ups and downs based on my personal experience.

I’ll be returning in 2 weeks as I have a trip to Manila next week. So I’ll see you for the next Signalnoise Broadcast on Thursday, February 14th at 2pm EST.

SNBC 76: Growing up being a geek

If you missed watching Signalnoise Broadcast 76 last week, here is the recorded version. I talked about a sentimental topic this week: growing up being a nerd. Spending Friday nights at my pal Mike’s place drawing, reading comics, watching horror movies and all that stuff. It all ties into what I do today, if you can believe that. Have a watch.

I’ll be live at the regular time this week, Thursday at 2pm EST. Hope to see you then.

SNBC 75: Fundamental PS and AI tools

If you missed tuning in live, here is the recorded version of Signalnoise Broadcast 75 with a focus on the merits of using fundamental tools in Photoshop and Illustrator versus pre-made brushes, actions and effects. Did my best to outline the strength in learning to build stuff the hard way as opposed to using “time-saving processes”.

Enjoy your watch and I’ll be live again next Thursday at 2pm EST.

SNBC 74: Learning through Imitation

If you missed watching Signalnoise Broadcast 74 live, here is the recorded version for your viewing pleasure.

This week I talked about the idea of creative imitation and how it plays a part in learning. It’s a hard thing to talk about as it lands very much in the area of taboo, but I discussed it as best I could and provided a myriad of personal examples of old work I did that mimicked my heroes.

If you have any thoughts on the topic, feel free to jaw in the comments. I’ll be back this coming Thursday at 2pm EST. Hope to see you then.

SNBC 73: Focusing Online Presence

If you missed tuning in live to Signalnoise Broadcast 73 yesterday afternoon, here is the recorded version. The topic for this episode is Focusing Online Presence where I discussed simplifying your online services, projecting your content in a more concentrated form, and told the story about my own recent redesign.

Thanks to everyone who tuned in, and I’ll see you next Thursday at 2pm EST.

SNBC 70: The Power of Sketching

For those who couldn’t tune into Signalnoise Broadcast 70, here is the recorded version for you to check out. This week I was talking about sketching and roughing up concepts. I get asked a lot if designers need to know how to draw to do their job better, which is always difficult to answer. To me, sketching is an integral part of my personal process allowing me to throw down ideas quickly while being away from the computer. I told some stories and showed a lot of examples of sketches in this one.

So have a look at this recorded version and be sure to tune into SNBC next week, Thursday at 2pm EST. See you then!

Signalnoise Broadcast 68: The Wooden Crate

Signalnoise Broadcast 68 had somehow slipped through the cracks and I didn’t upload it to the blog. So without any further babbling, here is #68 for your viewing pleasure.