Category: Advice

Matthew Clark working away on Doctor Who

Life in a British Art Department for Film and Television

In this interview, graphic designer Matthew Clark discusses what it is like to work in a British art department for film and television.

The Ten Commandments of Production Design

Take a look at this simple set of rules for establishing great production design

The Art of Reality Television Production Design

This year, Orange County’s Saddleback College invited guest speaker Production Designer, John Janavs, to speak about the art of reality television production design to a group of students. They were kind enough to post it

How to Feel Miserable as an Artist

Source: Canadian Illustrator, Keri Smith . Don’t do this to yourself. This may have been written for fine artists but I believe it translates to anyone in a creative field. A list like this will

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What Nobody Tells Beginners…

In the video above, Ira Glass has articulated so well what I’ve been thinking for years. I don’t know how many times I’ve been asked: “When should I start designing? Am I too young? Am

How to Judge Best Art Direction

EDIT: The video discussed is no longer available so it has been replaced with a similar video. 05/15/17 Production Designer, Jim Bissell, explains with great insight what makes great production design and highlights the movies

Architectural Lettering

Architectural Lettering: How to Write Like an Architect

Lately I have put in a valiant effort to change my handwriting permanently to architectural lettering. You too can learn how to change your handwriting.