Art in the Works

13 May

Past few months I’ve been busy brainstorming and creating new art/design pieces.  Juggling a full-time job while working on Art is ultra exhausting, but nonetheless enjoyable. If there’s one thing I’ve learned in life,  no one should ever give up on their own talent…It’s through discovering your talent that one can find a lot of happiness.  And learning to master your own passion can be rewarding in more then one way!

Check out some more designs on my Instagram and website.

Lines of the Lion

Lines of the Lion

Inside the Mind

Inside the Mind

Lana Del Ray

Lana Del Ray

The Universe From Within

The Universe From Within

Paint Bathing

Paint Bathing

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A World of Creative Design Concepts

7 Mar

On recent travels, I’ve been exposed to various design and architectural concepts.  Asian, Islamic, Spanish,  and Latin inspired framework designs offer  great use of- space, structure, and bold display(s).  Below is a  set of  inspirational design concepts.  This just goes to show,  design can help foster space, light, inspiration, and a spiritual vibe.

The Importance of Project/Account Management

2 Feb

As much as I love art & graphic designing, something has to be said for Project Management. There’s more to PM then meets the eye.

Under people’s breathes I’ve heard people say A-Z regarding the usefulness of the position.  Most comments sound unfavorable evolving around the degree of usefulness.  However, as someone who works as a Project Manager along as a Graphic Designer, I can safely say-  project management plays an important role in the success of any project, be it creative, business, IT and beyond.

Communication has got to be one  of the most important elements in PM.  The internal group, stake holders & clients must be aware of the progression of a project. It is also essential that your project staff know what is expected of them; what they have to do, when they have to do it, and what budget and time constraints and quality specification they are working towards.

It is crucial that the Project Manager updates the project status  regularly, project progress can be measured against the original business pitch and a project that is not falling up to par or matching the value of its investment can be called to a halt or reevaluated.

Here are some other important qualities of a great Project Manager:

1.  Organization is key.

2. Thinking outside the box with a creative strategy.

3.  Being able to take responsibility for time, budget management and communication.

As you can see, the role of a project manager is extremely important.  One that takes importance in the work environment and (to come to think of it) at home.

Contemporary Sound & Design

28 Jan

Typography- Evoking Spirituality & Creativity

22 Jan

Word As Image

4 Dec

Your Current Environment Could Determine Your Creative Capacity

10 Nov

 

My latest quick skim, has been Steven Johnson’s “Where Good Ideas Come From”…

Steven Johnson explains the inspiration behind creative thinking &  innovation.  In the first few chapters, Johnson presents an example of how a small moment can transform an idea into a BIG  idea:

Stephane Tarnier took a day off from his work at the Maternity de Paris, and visited the zoo.  He was inspired by the exhibit of chicken incubators and decided to contract a device similar for human newborns.  Because of this, the rate of fatalities of newborns had decreased drastically.

Here is another excerpt from the book:

“This is a book about the space of innovation.  Some environments squelch new ideas; some environments seem to breed them effortlessly.  The city and the Web have been such engines of innovation because, for complicated historical reasons, they are both environments that are powerfully suited for the creation, diffusion, and adoption of good ideas.  Neither environment is perfect, by any means.  But both the city and the web possess an undeniable track record at generating innovation.  In the same way, the “myriad tiny architects” of Darwin’s coral reef create an environment where biological innovation can flourish.  If we want to understand where good ideas come from, we have to put them in context.  Darwin’s world-changing idea unfolded inside his brain, but think of all the environments and tools he need to piece it together: a ship, an archipelago, a notebook, a library, a coral reef.  Our thought shapes the spaces we inhabit, and our spaces return the favor.  The argument of this book is that a series of shared properties and patterns recur again and again in unusually fertile environments.  I have distilled them down into seven patterns, each one occupying a separate chapter.  The more we embrace these patterns- in our private work habits and hobbies, in our office environments, n the design of software tools, the better we will be at tapping our extraordinary capacity for innovative thinking.”

Johnson raises some good points.  As human beings, we must identify where we find ourselves, and does our environment help motivate us to embrace our highest innovative state-of-mind?