Posted 19.04.2016 @ 9.20PM (Edited 19.04.2016 @ 9.22PM)
I recently did some t-shirts for my Muay Thai camp in Sheffield, UK (Wicker Camp) and sponsored their fight team.
Not going to win any design prizes as it was only something simple but I saw some pic's of one of the fights taken by a really good photographer called Tesni Ward.
There were a couple of my shirts that I was quite chuffed with as I kind of find it an honour as Wicker Camp are pretty legendary in the Muay Thai world and I'd not seen them until now.
Also posted a little documentary at the bottom about Wicker Camp by a talented guy called Si Gamble which is worth a watch if you're into that kind of thing.
Posted 12.04.2016 @ 9.52PM
::I actually left the industry for about five years because I was depressed and disheartened at the industry and about my abilities. I obviously wasn't good enough to be a designer... It was a really low point for me.::
I actually did the same.
I left it for about 6 years and did all sorts of stuff.
Travelled, worked as an Electrician's Mate, a Park Keeper, Civil Engineer to name a few.
Still kept my hand in design a bit.
Then... One day, down a man-hole watching turds float by, I decided to go back to design.
After working my way back up for other people I went freelance and loved it.
After another stint of in-house (while my wife re-trained) I decided to go back to freelance as I find working as an employee sucks ass but this time to only do the things I wanted to do.
That's where I am now. Sometime skint. Sometimes not but doing what I enjoy.
What I'm getting at is aim for what you want to do.
Life is pretty random.
Posted 08.04.2016 @ 1.05AM
::Funnily enough most of the good people you meet along the way never come in through the front door, always ends up being some other way, right place right people right time.::
That's SO true.
Many of the Designers I know have come in the back door on several occasions.
Whatever works I guess. :D
Posted 07.04.2016 @ 11.02PM
Hay @TULA, welcome to AIF.
I'm in the UK but it's the same here.
Companies advertising for Designers and asking for the moon on a stick.
It seems to be getting more and more common.
It's a bit of a pet hate for me.
It's like a kid writing out their Christmas wish list.
My personal view is to ignore this to a point and focus on building a strong design portfolio.
This is what is going to get you noticed above all the faff on your CV, especially as a Junior.
There's nothing wrong with adding to your skill set but you can't be an expert at everything.
If you go down that path then there is a danger that you'll be weak in a lot of different things which isn't going to impress anyone.
I totally understand how it is and that you're wanting to land your first role but ask yourself "what do I really want to do"?
Go for that.
Posted 26.04.2016 @ 3.29PM
@scotty nice one, always good to see work in situ! I wonder what it feels like to be in a "fight team"...
A new one for me. It's the A-League Finals series, a couple of great games last weekend. What started as a sketch turned into an impromptu portrait.
Posted 07.04.2016 @ 1.52PM (Edited 07.04.2016 @ 1.53PM)
haha @scotty aw come on, surely you don't get THAT much sunlight do you?
Nice work @birdbeak decent job after 7 hours!
I have been trying to learn abit of animation myself, like TRex, keen to know more about After Effects. I know you can animate in Photoshop, have had a go at doing simple things in that.
For my show and tell, another football player. Franck Ribéry.
Edit: Franck Ribéry Zombie / White Walker.. that is
Posted 07.04.2016 @ 11.26AM
@Scotty That was only the first 7 hours of the course - the next 7 hours are next Monday! It's pretty easy to learn, I reckon you'd kill it.
A big part of learning the programs is that they force you to use terrible tutorials with hideous assets. It helps when you've already got your own style that you can animate, like you have.
I'd highly advise NOT going outside. We had Ivan Millat, you've got Jack the Ripper - there's also other reasons not to go outside that I won't even get into.
Posted 30.03.2016 @ 10.56PM
::@scotty That's a good description, I get it now. Was just mucking around and I can actually 'see' things in my mind without closing my eyes. I can sort of project the image onto things if that makes sense.::
It does actually.
I seem to understand how people can see things in their minds eye even though I can't do it.
Strange thing is, it doesn't seem to work the other way around?