Trading time for money… it’s become normal and expected in our industry, but I want you to see past it. I want you to know there’s a path to working smarter, not harder. Just because you’re a freelancer in a creative industry does not mean you have to trade your time for money. Your creative work […]

I’m excited to announce that we’ve been working hard to dramatically improve the storyboarding experience with a web app called Plot. It’s going to allow you to create, organize and share storyboards all inside of a browser. Gone are the days of tedious copy and paste, static templates and scribbles on a PDF.

We’re in a world of niche markets. It’s important to evaluate how you want to fit into that world within the context of creative services. Undoubtedly, our industry continues to grow with new tools and demands, which leaves more and more room for specialization (and domination). You’ll notice many artists taking a broad stance with […]

The nerd in me loves to compare computers and see how fast they can be, especially in a program that we essentially use every day. I suppose it’s the equivalent to racing fast cars, but with data… sort of? Anyway, for 2015 we created a benchmark that we could run on several different machines to […]

A collection of texture images that you can use however you like. It includes: bricks, concrete, grime, light streaks, snow, wood and more. There’s also an After Effects project file of edited versions using fun color palettes. You’ll be able to see how we created these using a combination of the Colorama, Hue / Saturation and […]

There’s no doubt about it. Charging by the day, or hour, is a popular practice in the creative services industry, but I think it should be reconsidered as a standard. I’ve been on both sides of the fence, as a freelancer who has charged a day rate, and as a business owner who has paid a day […]

As I look back on this 7 year span of my life, I can’t help but think of the classic Anchorman quote, “Boy, that escalated quickly.” Life in the Silicon Valley has been somewhat of a roller coaster, including: community college, two internships, my dream job, freelancing for big name clients, marriage and starting a business. Before […]

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