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The best way to stay fresh is to create your own stuff and do what you really want to do with your career after everything you have learned and experienced all these years.
It doesn’t matter how good or bad or weird your stuff is. Just share it online. People will still check them out and there will be a group of people in the world who dig your stuff!
Whenever I play a game, I always observe and ask myself, ‘Why do I like this game or movie? Why is it so good? What camera lens is used? How can I apply them to my own project?
One of my creative triggers is being on a road trip. There’s that sense of serenity on the road which helps me to come up with new ideas.
One of my friends then commissioned me to draw a character of her in the same style that I drew the hijab girl. So I did. She then paid me 5 bucks for it. ... That’s when I knew, you can actually get paid doing art or design!
We believe that if you don’t like something and leave it hanging without any reason, it will become an argument. But if you tell the reason to how we could make it better and how we can fix it, you could find that common ground together.
... if you look past that and put yourself outside and try to evaluate your work from another perspective, you will get better. You will learn how to balance fighting for what you believe is right and deciding to listen to critiques.
Collaboration is an important aspect to help you grow and get inspired as a designer.
After a while, I feel that there is too much noise in the world when everything is accessible. It is so noisy that you will get more confused if you get too much. You consume too much and never produce anything. Talking to friends will also give me new ideas and inspirations.
Someone told me before that when you are satisfied, you are stagnant.
It is okay to give up but only when you realize that it is not what you want to do in life. Don’t give up simply because it is difficult. Because as stupid as it sounds, anything in life that is worth doing is freaking difficult.
Personal work is all about full control and freedom, it is your main creative outlet. Personal work is probably the best work you will ever produce.
Do not spend too much time learning software. Learn the fundamentals first. If there is a power outage and you can’t use your fancy 3D programme anymore, you will still need to be able to design. You have pen and paper. That should be enough for you to be able to express your idea.
Personal work holds a great importance because of two factors. First of all, you can release it right away and that’s how you can build your audience without relying on clients for permission. Secondly, it is aligned to your vision.