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Currently | Unsplash Website

Over the course of the last few weeks, I’ve been working on a fun little web design exercise. Some of you may know the blog, Unsplash(if you don’t go check them out! They are freaking AWESOME!). Well, I decided that it was time that they have their own website instead of just a tumblr blog to host their amazing photographs. As some of you know, I’ve recently started to branch out into web design and thought this would be a great way to really test my newly developing skills.

Since I started on this project, there have been two awesome guys who have helped me by critiquing my work and giving me pointers along the way, Peter Deltondo & Dustin LaMont. Definitely go check out their work on dribbble! They both have been a huge help for me since I have struck out on my own. Looking forward to working with them more in the future!

Below you will see some of the full web pages that I’ve created so far for the website. I’m still not finished quite yet but I wanted to at least show everyone what the website looks like so far. If anyone has any suggestions, tips/tricks, critiques, or anything like that please feel free to leave a comment. I am always looking for feedback on my work, especially things like this!

Thanks for stopping by and reading this and I hope you’re having a great tuesday!

Currently | Unsplash Website was originally published on Rocky Roark

This weekend I’m going to breeze through this book here. #creativity #creative #imagination #imagine #confidence #design #designer #problemsolving #innovation #ideo #unleash #book #books #reading #read
This weekend I’m going to breeze through this book here. #creativity #creative #imagination #imagine #confidence #design #designer #problemsolving #innovation #ideo #unleash #book #books #reading #read

This weekend I’m going to breeze through this book here. #creativity #creative #imagination #imagine #confidence #design #designer #problemsolving #innovation #ideo #unleash #book #books #reading #read

Food for Thought | The Importance of Side Projects

A couple of weeks ago I started this illustration series. Its been a fun exercise that I’ve done late at night or during the day when I’ve had a little free time in between projects. When you put aside time to create things just for fun, you really get to stretch your creative imagination a lot more than just working on client work. That is one thing I have found recently. If I have a little bit of creative block on a project, I will just switch over to a quick little side project like this one here. After I finish the piece I find that my creative block is gone and I can really get back into the groove of things!

I’m not saying that something like this can help everyone or even help every time. Its just something that I find works, at least for now. As creatives we are always pushed and pushed and pushed again to squeeze every little bit of creative juice that is floating up there in our grey matter. Sometimes we need a little something, something that helps to stimulate our creative minds. We need to do something that is fun for us. Its important to refill those boilers of creativity with fuel.

Sorry I know I’m kind of ranting now. Haha

I guess before I end this post I will leave you with this.

There is always going to be a struggle for people like us, whether they are designers, illustrators, photographers, writers, etc. To create on demand for a client or boss. Sometimes we just have to step back create for ourselves. We have to release the creative flood gates on our own side projects or else everything else will dry up like the Sahara.

Food for Thought | The Importance of Side Projects was originally published on Rocky Roark

Started to work on a series I started a little while back involving old machines and vehicles. This little devil is one of the first ones I created last night. Hope you enjoy and be on the lookout for more to come!
Started to work on a series I started a little while back involving old machines and vehicles. This little devil is one of the first ones I created last night. Hope you enjoy and be on the lookout for more to come!

Started to work on a series I started a little while back involving old machines and vehicles. This little devil is one of the first ones I created last night. Hope you enjoy and be on the lookout for more to come!

So i’ve decided to do a series of “Character Creations” I’m going to attempt to do one every day, or every other day. There will be a mix of, robots, creatures, people, etc. I hope everyone enjoys them!!!
Caracter Creation #3
"James Dapper"
A self proclaimed lady’s man, with a James Bond style attitude. Secretly James has a wife and 2 kids, who think that he goes to work everyday when in reality he is selling US nuclear weapon secrets to the Canadian government. In his free time, you can find James being shot down by one girl after the other until he finally resigns his attempts and goes home to his wife, kids, and pull-out-couch-bed.
So i’ve decided to do a series of “Character Creations” I’m going to attempt to do one every day, or every other day. There will be a mix of, robots, creatures, people, etc. I hope everyone enjoys them!!!
Caracter Creation #3
"James Dapper"
A self proclaimed lady’s man, with a James Bond style attitude. Secretly James has a wife and 2 kids, who think that he goes to work everyday when in reality he is selling US nuclear weapon secrets to the Canadian government. In his free time, you can find James being shot down by one girl after the other until he finally resigns his attempts and goes home to his wife, kids, and pull-out-couch-bed.

So i’ve decided to do a series of “Character Creations” I’m going to attempt to do one every day, or every other day. There will be a mix of, robots, creatures, people, etc. I hope everyone enjoys them!!!

Caracter Creation #3

"James Dapper"

A self proclaimed lady’s man, with a James Bond style attitude. Secretly James has a wife and 2 kids, who think that he goes to work everyday when in reality he is selling US nuclear weapon secrets to the Canadian government. In his free time, you can find James being shot down by one girl after the other until he finally resigns his attempts and goes home to his wife, kids, and pull-out-couch-bed.