Author: James

  • Process Part III: Photoshop

    This is where my creative process gets a little strange. Everything up to this point has been fairly straightforward with conceptualizing, sketching, writing and researching. But once we leap onto the computer armed with our materials another element rears it’s head, the unanticipated happy mistake which causes a delightful outcome that you wouldn’t have previously…

  • Signalnoise.com launch

    I took a little bit of time to re-think how I use my personal website, and how I can improve on my past designs and applications. This has all led to this version of Signalnoise.com I have been using Flickr for quite some time now due to it’s ease of use, unlimited uploads and connections…

  • Process Part II: Gathering Resources

    Once an idea has been flushed out using keywords, sketches and thumbnails, it is now time to start thinking about actual visuals. That doesn’t mean sitting in front of Photoshop and taking stabs at styles, it means doing a bit more research into how you want to portray your idea. This is important in saving…

  • Process Part I: Conceptual

    I thought a nice way to kick off my new website would be to offer a little insight into my creative process, which will coincide with my recent string of artwork. Everyone has their own processes which are usually discovered through self-discipline, so I’ll just outline my own. Step one is simply an idea or…

  • Signalnoise in development!

    If you happen to come across this blog please be aware that it is under construction. I am currently building a better compatibility between my personal site and my Flickr account. I’ve come across a few wonderful Flash applications that make a seamless connection to Flickr accounts, something I’ve been searching for. So, thanks for…