Design Discussion

Topics in this category are based around general design issues, as well as my opinion on design related topics.

How to digitize artwork like an absolute pro

How to digitize artwork like an absolute pro

I started out as a traditional artist, and to this day I’m still converting some of my original artwork to…

How to sell digital art (the way I do it)

How to sell digital art (the way I do it)

I’ve been selling my 3-D renderings and illustrations online since 2006. I’ve experimented with a multitude of different ways of…

5 things your visual designer isn’t telling you

5 things your visual designer isn’t telling you

There are dirty little secrets in every profession, and the field of visual design is no different. It’s been my…

Be kind to your visual designer

Be kind to your visual designer

I don’t normally like to write “rant” posts, but today I need to vent. 🙂 I’m currently in the middle…

5 design tools I can’t live without

5 design tools I can’t live without

One of the most enjoyable things about being an illustrator is all the toys we get to play with. I’m…

5 things I’ve learned about automotive modeling in Maya

5 things I’ve learned about automotive modeling in Maya

Now that I’ve made the decision to migrate my 3d workflow to Maya, I feel like I’ve totally given up…

Rolling up my sleeves and migrating to Maya

Rolling up my sleeves and migrating to Maya

Way back in 1996, I started tinkering in the world of 3d with Alias running on Silicon Graphics workstations at my…

5 more useful tips for young designers

5 more useful tips for young designers

Several years ago I wrote an article in which I offered some advice for young designers just coming into the…

I finally figured out why I typically don’t like to customize the things I own

I finally figured out why I typically don’t like to customize the things I own

Ive mentioned a few times before that I am a die-hard car guy. I love cars, and have held the…

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Free Vector QR Code

Have you noticed these crazy looking QR codes starting to pop up everywhere? They are basically bar codes on steroids…

Tips for Young Designers

Tips for Young Designers

It occurred to me the other day that I am no longer a young designer. Even though I can still…

Visual Designer vs. Web Designer vs. Graphic Designer – what does all that mean?

Visual Designer vs. Web Designer vs. Graphic Designer – what does all that mean?

I’ve been called a lot of things, but the only thing that really confuses me is my title. I proclaim…