Thursday 02, 11.2023
Our Westie dog’s name is Sami and – of course – he’s the cutest dog ever. He’s got big eyes and HUGE nose so we always thought he would me a great Disney cartoon character. Well, now, because of this trend of using AI to create illustrations in the style of Disney/Pixar cartoons, we know […]
Saturday 29, 07.2017
Earlier this year I’ve decided that I want to start my own business, doing illustration. The first step I took was starting a subscription box of physical products that I designed and produced myself and that I would mail to my subscribers, on a monthly basis. Now, almost six months later, I am closing down […]
Saturday 24, 09.2016
We are too easily seduced by technique and tools, instead of testing, playing with ideas and concepts. When starting out in an industry that’s new to us, we sometimes believe that finding that one technique, or that one perfect tool, will single handedly shed light on us and make us successful.
Friday 08, 07.2016
“Stop being so hard on yourself. Stop comparing your own art to professionals, stop beating yourself up when it doesn’t look perfect”.
Friday 20, 05.2016
As hourly billing is the most common method, you can get a feel for the industry standard and estimate your worth by experience. You can then increase your rate as you develop in experience, confidence and expertise. The problem arises when you outgrow the hourly rate you have placed upon yourself, and when you fail to realize that you are offering more value to your clients than you are charging.
Wednesday 08, 04.2015
Wall of Wally is a tribute-project dedicated to Wally Olins and it challenges illustrators and graphic designers from everywhere to create his portrait, in their own style.
Friday 03, 04.2015
The Pattern Library is a cool collection of patterns created by designers, for designers. It’s a fun experience going through them all and you can find all kinds of patterns there, from food to cats, furniture or geometric/abstract designs.
Monday 23, 03.2015
Nestle posted on their official Facebook page, Nestea Venezuela, an edited illustration of artist Cristiano Siqueira, without his permission and without any mention of the author.
Monday 16, 03.2015
Desinion is a new tool that designers can use to A/B test their work and get quick and detailed feedback on their designs. It’s just been launched about 3 months ago and I think it’s pretty cool, so I did a review of it and an interview with its creator, below.
Monday 01, 12.2014
I’m happy to say it’s the first time I’ve had a wallpaper published by Smashing Magazine in their special “Desktop wallpaper calendar” section 🙂 It’s an awesome feeling, because I’ve been following their section for years now and I’m a big fan of what’s going on there. What happens is basically designers send their desktop […]
Sunday 02, 11.2014
For the non-Romanian readers of this blog, it’s the day before the elections for president here. So I’ve taken the time to tell you about a very cool project, that happens to be part of the presidential campaign of one of the candidates. No, I haven’t started doing politics – nor will I, but since […]
Wednesday 29, 10.2014
I started doing Daily Doodles earlier this year, about seven months ago (thank God that my Instagram account keeps track). At the time I posted my first one, I don’t really remember researching the idea and seeing how so many other people implemented it. I just wanted to draw. And I knew this would help […]
Monday 08, 09.2014
Although I’m always interested in discovering new ideas and endeavours when it comes to contemporary art, I hadn’t yet been to a festival dedicated to the creative industries, whatever those might be. That is, until yesterday. Because this weekend, the Botanical Garden of Bucharest hosted Creative Est, a festival that celebrates design, contemporary art, music, […]
Tuesday 10, 06.2014
Here’s an updated illustration of Germany’s victory 🙂 With the 2014 World Cup only two days away, there couldn’t be a better project to check out, than the ESPN series of exciting illustrations created for each participating team. If you haven’t seen them yet, you should take a look. And if you have, here’s a […]