Understanding Non-Destructive Editing
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Understanding Non-Destructive Editing

In this episode, I cover the concept of non-destructive editing, and why it's essential to use when making Photoshop edits.

Essential Training  |  June 09, 2020
Understanding Experience Over Effects
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Understanding Experience Over Effects

In this episode, I cover how sometimes the best tool for the job is just you and time.

Essential Training  |  June 09, 2020
Understanding Transform, Align, and Pathfinder
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Understanding Transform, Align, and Pathfinder

In this episode, I cover how using transform, align, and pathfinder combined will allow you to organize and make most all shapes in Illustrator.

Essential Training  |  June 09, 2020
Understanding Quick Layer Management
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Understanding Quick Layer Management

In this episode, I cover quick layer management shortcuts and how to not let the software get in the way of your illustration methods.

Essential Training  |  June 09, 2020
Understanding The Pen Tool
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Understanding The Pen Tool

In this episode, I cover the basics of using the pen tool, and how the two different anchor modes function.

Essential Training  |  June 09, 2020
How Simple Ratios Dictate Your Preferences
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How Simple Ratios Dictate Your Preferences

In this lecture I attempt to draw connections through many different concepts and disciplines in a detailed breakdown of how everything we subjectively like as a culture can be objectively measured and broken down into numbers. This is the first part of a multi-part series which attempts to explain why we like what we like, and what designers can do with that knowledge. Part 2 aims to be about why everything in part 1 is true, and Part 3 will focus on examples for how to implement these findings in your designs.

Lecture  |  June 09, 2020
How Society Sets Your Preferences
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How Society Sets Your Preferences

In this lecture I attempt to draw connections through many different concepts and disciplines in a detailed breakdown of how everything we subjectively like as a culture can be objectively measured and broken down into numbers. This is part 2 which elaborates on how society as a whole shapes most of our design preferences, and in leaning into those cues we can become more effective designers.

Lecture  |  June 09, 2020
The Surprising Simplicity of Ratios In Effective Design
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The Surprising Simplicity of Ratios In Effective Design

In this lecture I attempt to draw connections through many different concepts and disciplines in a detailed breakdown of how everything we subjectively like as a culture can be objectively measured and broken down into numbers. This is part 3 which elaborates on how simple ratios can be seen and utilized in graphic design as a short cut to effective layouts and color choices.

Lecture  |  June 09, 2020
Financially Planning For A Career in Graphic Design
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Financially Planning For A Career in Graphic Design

In this lecture I attempt to frame up a potential path for your financial future in graphic design, and what that might look like in terms of actual salary figures, dealing with debt, and planning for retirement. All of the information in this talk applies generally to any career, but the examples specifically in use regard a career in design so you can learn from example what you could expect as you start down this path. Apologies for any repetition or stammering, I had given this lecture 2 times in a row prior to recording this all in 1 night, and my brain and voice were a bit fried and I wobble in-and-out-of-frame a lot.

Lecture  |  June 09, 2020
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