After some thought, I’m pleased to begin sharing with you some tips and thoughts on graphic design in video format. Are you looking for graphic design videos with straight-forward explanations of crafty techniques? If so, these Devilish Design Tips might work for you.
More Graphic Design Videos?
I have taught design for many years, live and online, to students. So you would think a quick video would be fairly straight-forward. However, I did have to transform my approach.
Or I could say: it’s nerve-wracking. As is teaching a class. But classes are live and ephemeral. For videos, your performance is captured for your review. It lives publicly. You can re-witness every foible and weakness. And I haven’t even shown my face yet (except in the thumbnail/cover.)
There are already plenty of great trainers, you-tubers, and video-makers in this space. Some have serious backing and teams of people working on their videos. I can’t compete with that quality yet. Just check the first video for proof:
But, it is a journey. So on the next one, I’ll try to up my game a little. Bit by bit, the audio, the editing, and my voice(!) should improve. That, my friends, is design in a nutshell: Try to make things better.
What I can offer is something unique. I do have a certain understated comportment. But, if you’re looking for a trainer that has an open-minded outlook on design yet values precision and craftiness then I might be able to help.
The First Video
This video covers an Adobe Illustrator tool applied in a fairly unique way. You will see how to use the blend tool in geometric lettering. Hopefully, you’ll find this content solid and and distinctive.
I came up with the “How the devil” shtick just because that is one of those old expressions that makes me smile. Maybe it will resonate. We’ll see.
Anyway, check out the Askey Studio channel on YouTube to come along on the journey. Where it will lead? You’ll have to subscribe to find out, of course.