Playful palette: colour pop

I’ve always loved wearing bright colours, you know the kind that change your mood the minute you put on that apple red dress! Most of my summer wardrobe is brimming with lemon yellows, girly pinks and cobalt blues. My love for colour has been my companion throughout my design career, serving me well when I had my own freelance graphic design business.

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Knowledge bombs from Aaron Draplin

We’re extremely excited to have recently hosted a very special guest on the Honest Designers Show, Mr. Aaron Draplin!

Aaron is arguably one of the most respected designers in the industry, and a bit of a personal hero for all four of us who host the show. I haven’t had the privilige of seeing him live at one of his many talks, but he is undeniably a super engaging character and well liked in the industry.

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Playful palette: girly colour palette

This sweet colour palette works well for nursery art, greeting cards or a happy invitation design! One of my favourite colour combos is khaki and pink, it has that soft and hard play about it. Makes me want to grab my mouse and design something!

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Playful palette: summer colour palette

I’ve started sharpening my Procreate skills recently with a daily drawing challenge. I prefer to choose my colour palette upfront before I begin instead of dabbling with various options like I do when I paint or sketch on paper.

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Finding confidence in your creative work

Creating art for a living is a true privilege and extremely fulfilling. But the act of creating requires some level of vulnerability which could be cause for huge anxiety. Putting yourself out there for the world to see, and possibly criticize, can be daunting and scary. Sometimes even crippling.

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Other ways to make money as a designer

If you’re a freelance designer, you’ll know all to well that income can be erratic! Some months are great, others not so great. But these days it’s pretty easy to add an extra stream of revenue as a buffer against those uncertain months. And if you’re full time employed, it’s a great way to save for that long-awaited holiday. View full article >