Design a Day (7)
Another day, another new design. Day 7 of Design a Day continues.
For those who are just joining us for the first time, let me give a quick rundown of what Design a Day is. And, for those of you who've been here before, enjoy the pretty looking pictures of a cool design on what I like to call it Pop Color Wear. But to explain, Design a Day is about me growing as a creative, challenging myself to continually be producing, and making some cool art. I figured the best way to do that is to release one new graphic design almost every day to my store. Six days a week, something new. It's gonna be rough, but, it's gonna be fun. Hope you all enjoy the ride and find something you like along the way.
In the business of art, consistency and reliability are key.
Social media and consumerism has trained us to expect certain things at certain times and if there isn’t something new to check out on a regular basis, people lose interest. I got out of the swing of it for a second because of food poisoning and dang could you see the affect. It was almost like slamming on the brakes at a Stop sign you didnt see until the last second.
The challenge of keeping things up is good. Even though I’m only in the seventh installment of this Design a Day series I’ve already seen how it’s forced me to become more efficient in so many things. ...from how I edit the physical graphic design I’ve drawn into the digital version for merchandising to what I write, and even in some ways what exactly I design. It’s all a really cool evolutionary process.
That momentary Stop sign jolt reminded me how good, and how important it is to keep moving.
Graphic art is a competitive business, and even when I’m off, whether from sickness or because I’m taking a break, I gotta be prepared. There can’t be any stops like that, especially since I’m so new and unknown.
Each day I need to be out there showing, satisfying the cunsumption monster that is the modern world, evolving new and more interesting designs to catch someone’s eye. No more sudden stops for me. It’s all about that snowball rolling downhill, getting bigger as it goes.
I hope you enjoy my latest design in the Boxes series 4!