Fascinating article from the Smithsonian here.
YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND IN ME! Last September, I entered DisneyPixar’s t-shirt contest on Threadless to design their new line of Toy Story shirts. Six months and hundreds of votes later, I’m proud to announce that my design was included in the handful of new Toy Story t-shirts! Thanks a ton to all of you … Read more
Going to LTUE? Here’s my schedule for today: 2PM Working With Clients 3PM Art for Children’s and YA Books 6PM Writing for Comics and Web Comics 8-10PM Book Signing In case you missed yesterday’s event, here are some of the handouts I gave to panel attendees (click for full, printable size):
Autumn is here! Why not swap out that old wallpaper with something seasonal, like this fall-approved pattern? iPhone, iPod Touch (320 x 480) … Read more
Every now and then I like to stop and clarify. For those of you who are new to this blog, or are trying to figure out who I am and what I do: this post is for you. HELLO. MY NAME IS JESS SMART SMILEY & I MAKE RAD PICTURES. Despite what my name might … Read more
Board and card designs for an upcoming board game. I was given complete creative control on this project (even the obstacles!) and I had such a blast making it. Makes me want to design my own deck of cards, or a board game of my own!
http://the99percent.com/videos/7202/James-Victore-Your-Work-Is-A-Gift What’s the value of your creative voice? A lot, according to designer James Victore. Using some of his own creative challenges as examples, Victore argues that it is only through finding your voice, your fears, and your passion — and expressing them — that you can make great work.
“Getting information on graphic design pricing must be a very frustrating experience for potential clients. There seems to be no consistency. One designer will charge $50 for a logo, while another will charge $10,000. So how is a business owner supposed to know what to do?” This is an issue I deal with a lot. I’m … Read more
Want a Monster of Guitarist t-shirt? Order here.
Starting a Design Studio Advice by Rob Giampietro to designers getting ready to start their own studio: 1. An untended garden quickly becomes a field: plant what you want to grow. 2. Have partners, but don’t do the same things: make sure you both do something you enjoy. 3. Hire people for what they can teach you, … Read more