AIGA Austin is starting a new lecture series titled, Under the Radar — featuring designers who are continuing to bring the national spotlight on the city of Austin as a creative hub.
I’ve been asked to give the first talk on Feb. 19th, so come enjoy free tacos, beer and $5 limited edition screen-printed posters designed by yours truly if you’re in Austin! It’s free for AIGA members, and $5 at the door.
Read more details & register here!
Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been working on curriculum for a class that I’m teaching over on Skillshare — a great online education platform that helps students learn unique skills from teachers around the world. The title of my class is Design Your Own Creative Brush Packs in Photoshop & Illustrator.
Discount: Until the class starts on February 12th, you can receive a 20% discount using the code ‘CMBRUSH’ when you sign-up here: http://skl.sh/1dYno8F
In this class, students will learn how to research, brainstorm and create a unique, artistic brush pack in either Photoshop or Illustrator from concept thru completion — with the opportunity to potentially sell it on Creative Market at the end!
We’ll select 10 students who complete an amazing brush pack and auto-approve them as shop owners, feature them on the blog, and send them a sweet bag of swag!
If you’re not interested in taking this class, please help me by passing this along to others who may benefit from learning these skills and possibly earn them passive side income too!
Or, if you’re interested in teaching a Skillshare class, shoot me a message and I’ll send you an invite referral link.
In order to celebrate the first anniversary of Creative Market, the team launched a project in partnership with Help Ink that supports the relief efforts of All Hands Volunteers in the Philippines — The ABC Design Project.
We asked 26 of our shop owners to illustrate a creative alphabet, in which the letters represented the elements and principles of design. Then, we turned the artwork into a series of prints and posters available for sale this holiday season — with proceeds benefitting All Hands Volunteers!
Read about the ABC Project on Creative Market →
Browse ABC Prints for Sale on Help Ink →
I had to jump in and design one of the letters as well — Y — which stood for Your Mileage May Vary (Y.M.M.V.).
If you’re in the market to buy holiday gifts for friends and loved ones, consider getting them something from the ABC Design Project. You’ll feel great about paying it forward to a respectable charity that’s doing good for those in need. And as always, if you aren’t buying and selling on Creative Market yet, think about giving it a try in 2014!