Making designs or patterns is a fun way for me to be creative and learn more tricks using the software I use daily. It is a nice way to blow off some steam so to speak. There is something very freeing about turning an idea I have in my head into something that can outside of myself. Creation. So when sites like Redbubble and Society 6 will do print on demand it makes sense to sell on these services.
There is something so very satisfying about seeing a design that I created mocked up on different items. I am used to seeing shirts, prints and I have been making custom clock faces. But Society6 has some other items I am not used to seeing like chairs, furniture, picnic rugs and yoga mats. Many gift ideas here.
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It has been really interesting for me to see how much the trend of print mockups has been on the internet as a way to showcase your work. Not so long ago when I first was adding portfolio items to behance I was using just screenshots of my files and now I take the time (which is getting quicker and quicker) to make mockup images. They really do tell the story better and are instantly recognisable. It is not until I see the two side-by-side that I realise this is a trend that will not be going away and this is something I am very happy with.
It certainly makes a difference when showing spreads of a book. Previously I felt the need to show the spine and edges otherwise there is no context.
I really do not think the difference is as profound with the cover but certainly, it is more obvious that this is a book cover and not a flyer or something else.But when showing something really quite big, like a billboard, the mockups are simply wonderful because it is so much easier to understand the scale in this context.
I have (finally) opened a flickr account: kassandra.photography.
Seriously – these are the first ever photographs I have taken. I played around with film cameras a small amount growing up (2 rolls of film tops) but this Olympus digital camera was the first that was ever camera that was just mine to use. With Darwin being as beautiful as it is I went out and had lots of fun taking thousands of photographs. I spent most days chasing sunsets!
I was recently approached by Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE (MSIT) to do some photography to accompany an article. The article is for Print 21 Magazine: Konica Minolta and Pent Net go back to school.
The brief was simple: a photograph of the two workers alongside their Konica Minolta machine and I would be credited for my work.