How to Define a Clear Goal for your Next Animated Video

We’ve all found ourselves saying this from time to time: “I’m going to wing it!”. You know, that saying we use when we’re going to fly by the seat of our pants and just dive right into something. We say it when we’re going to do something challenging with little preparation. Like that time you […]

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Critical Elements of a Successful 3D Graphics Map

Over the past few years, I’ve created numerous 3D Graphics Maps for clients. These maps are featured at various events such as concerts, festivals and fairs. Marketers and event producers are catching on that an interesting visual map is a great tool to build anticipation for their event. Not only does a 3D map guide their […]

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Lift For Abbi – Poster Design

Last August, Crossfit Reva organized a lifting event called Lift for Abbi to raise funds for a little girl named Abbi. She has been diagnosed with a rare disease called Cystinosis; a chronic metabolic disease in which the amino acid, Cystine, gets into the cells but has no transporter out. The cell crystallizes causing early cell death.

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Power Point Design – Brock University

Each year, student recruiters from Brock University travel across Ontario to various highschools, spreading the word about Brock’s course offerings, student life and standards of academics. This year, the recruiting department wanted to step up their game and re-design their presentation slides. They were looking for a design that could be easily customized featuring a clean and modern design.

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It’s Never Too Late to Learn

Last week I celebrated a huge milestone birthday…that’s right folks, I am now part of the “over the hill” 40 club. And like most new members, I’m not happy about it. I’ve felt this milestone creeping up with the beginnings of fine wrinkles, the first (hundred) grey hairs and those awkward moments of forgetfulness. Getting […]

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How Contrast Will Improve Your Animation

I’m in the thick of a 6 week  Animation Bootcamp that is all about characters. I am getting so much value out of this course, it’s ridiculous. If you are a motion designer, at any level, and wondering if character animation will help your work, the answer is yes, yes and definitely YES. For me, […]

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Helpful Tools for Client Communication

If you’ve taken on any sort of client work, you will understand that effective client care and customer service require a huge amount of effort. Before I started my business, I really had no idea what it entailed, and I fumbled a lot as I learned how to lead clients through my process. It has taken […]

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Tools to Improve Productivity

Last week I shared a list of the tools I’ve adopted to boost creativity. This week, I’d like to share some techniques to helped improve productivity. You may notice my list is of the low tech variety. I don’t include any apps or digital tools here. I’ve tried many of them and yes, a lot […]

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Tools to Boost Your Creativity

If you are like me, struggling to simplify your day to day routine in order to increase your creative output, then you might like to hear about some of the more useful tools I’ve been using lately to help focus daily creative output.

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How to Learn By “Copying”

In the online world of creatives, when a brave artist shares a new and inspiring work, it often shakes up the industry and eventually creates a trend. As the trend grows, the style or idea is typically copied by others for many reason – money, success, fame. Of course this is the negative side of copying, sort of like plagiarism. But what if we explore the grey area of copying and call it by a less dirty word, like “emulation”. I’ve personally found the act of copying as part of deliberate pract

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