Living a Creative Life #9: Be different

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Time really does fly when you are having fun. I had a blast at the wedding last weekend and today, I get to see my parents. They are on the final leg of their trip back from being at Disney World for the past week with my cousin. I am excited to see them and hear all about their trip. This week I am sharing a wide range of posts from encouragement for when you are feeling jealous of other artists (be different!) to articles on both sides of the “should designers code” debate. Hope you enjoy this week’s living the creative life!

 

This week I am sharing a wide range of posts from encouragement for when you are feeling jealous of other artists (be different!) to articles on both sides of the “should designers code” debate.

This week on my blog was all about some of the design jargon that designers use daily

 

Braid Creative talks about asking yourself “Why is that so bad?” and what that question can accomplish

 

When you start comparing yourself to others, stop thinking that you are worse, just think that you are different. And read this article from Two Easels.

 

Think 360 takes a look at 20 common typography mistakes that designers make

 

Creative Market posted this week about 10 daily habits of happy, successful designers

 

Need some help with brainstorming new ideas? Check out this infographic

 

To code or not to code? That is the question plaguing many designers. Check out these two articles (to code & not to code) debating each side of the issue.

 

The pathfinder tool in Illustrator is essential to building shapes so Creative Bloq looked at some of the techniques for using this helpful tool.

 

“Expressing creativity means taking something that is deeply personal to you and sharing it with others at the risk of being judged.”  -“Creativity takes Courage” on The Blog Market

 

Check out this artist's recreation of Van Gogh’s Starry Night with paint and water

 

Have a great weekend!