Category Archives for Learning

TOP 5 CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS FOR JULY

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TOP 5 CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS FOR JULY I’m learning that creative business is a fine balance between inspiration and beautiful solutions. If you aren’t careful to channels your inspiration, it can become overwhelming and counter productive. So, i can easily spend hours flipping through Pinterest or watching cool videos on Vimeo, but if I don’t cap […]

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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 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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5 Things I Learned from Animation Bootcamp

I love learning. I think most people do. But learning on your own can get lonely and unmotivating fast – especially as a freelancer. Over the last couple years I’ve been struggling to get better at the craft of animation. Even though I studied animation in art school, that was many many…ok, let’s not get into specifics here…but many years ago. The point is, I’ve been feeling rusty and out of practice. I needed a solution to learn and improve quickly, without the long term commitment or finan

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FITC 2014 WOMEN’S INITIATIVE ENTRY

It’s that time of the year – another chance for me to win free tickets to exciting FITC Conference through the Women’s Initiative Contest. This year I went all graph crazy and explored my options for getting to the conference with this infographic. I hope you like it and I hope it gets me a ticket to the most inspirational conference known to digital artists everywhere.

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IPStudios turns 3 years old! The Ups, the Downs and what’s next

Image Propeller Studios turned 3 years old! Read about the ups and downs of our growth and also where we are headed next.

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ART INSPIRES – OLD SCHOOL AND NEW SCHOOL ALIKE

A month or so back, art critic Alistair Sooke interviewed Scottish artist John Bellany who – at the vibrant age of 70 – was readying for a national exhibition in Scotland, to honor his years of work.

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LEFT SIDE BRAIN IS STILL ALIVE

This is a quick post for today.  We’ve been extra busy here at the studio – lots of marketing strategy getting planned and business accounting getting done.  The dry business side can sure bog down the creative brain, but here are some cool Logo reveals I found on Vimeo that have perked me up a […]

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TINA ROTH EISENBERG AND SIDE PROJECTS

This talk by the Swiss Miss herself was given for the Typo International Design. It got me thinking quite a lot in the last week or so. She’s also a Mom running her own design business, but unlike a typical design studio who takes on client work, she’s managed to become successful by turning side projects into revenue. Her talk has reminded me to continually re-evaluate my goals. When we set goals, we make them for the person we are at that time. But as we move towards those goals and reach t

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