Each year new type trends are released and picked up by design houses and agencies. This year there has been more of a shift towards simplicity, negative space, alternating baselines, dynamic and disco lettering, solid shadows and kinetic typography. …


In a world immersed in technology, designer’s have plenty of choice for hardware and software to use to create. Designers and creators of all kinds used to be limited to their desktop computers. Now we have desktops, laptops, phones and tablets of all kinds to create and showcase our work…


Hardest Tool for Beginning Illustrators

Designers and Illustrators have many tools and programs at their disposal to assist them in their creations. Some are easier to learn and master than others but there’s an overall consensus on which tool is the hardest. …


What Every Designer Needs to Know

In every design profession there are rules, guidelines one needs to follow. Whether working in web design, graphic design, illustration or UI/UX design, all are governed by these rules. Many designers learn these rules in university or college. Those who are self-taught may learn them from an online course or…


The question always comes up, “Can you recreate this?”. As Illustrators and Designers know too well, digitally recreating an image is no easy task. The process of doing this is called “vectoring an image”. …


As an Illustrator, there are so many tools available to make our workflows easier and more efficient. Many do not know some of these tools exist or even how to use them. …


Adobe and Google are no strangers to collaboration. They have been working closely together to improve the workflows of their users. More recently, they have created a new integration to allow for seamless inspiration.

In Fall 2020, Adobe and Google collaborated and launched Google Workspace. This allowed for a better…


Composite of a traveler and a world map with binary code

In the world of graphic design, there are rules and guidelines that help in the process of creating powerful graphics and messages. These rules are known as the Principles of Design. One of these Principles help to create order out of chaos, hierarchy.

Hierarchy
The arrangement of design elements in order…


Illustrating looks fun, interesting and captivating in books, on TV and on social media but it all starts with a sketch. Sketches are not as beautiful and glamorous as what is seen on posters, websites and the media. Sketches are often rough, quick and incomplete ideas for a single concept…


There are so many questions surrounding NFT’s (non-fungible tokens); “are they real?”, “what are they?”, “how are they different from regular crypto?”, “are they worth anything or are they a fad?” To put it simply, yes they are real. They are real digital assets that live in a digital space…

Angela Schrock

Graphic Designer and Illustrator sharing my experience and interests in design, illustration and all things creative with the world.

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