Sneaks, keep up on my Instagram for more.
I bought a table top starter kit to learn how to screen print. Will be a challenge to make only one color designs considering how much my designs incorporate lots of colors but I love the challenge! If youre looking to learn I suggest buying one of these kits from DIY Print Shop and taking a hands on class. Here is the kit I got, loved the box print!
Some extra screen and inks I bought from my local Blicks store:
The table I built with my dad for a nice surface area to work (easy build and not a big deal for spills and stuff)
My supplies all laid out. Stuff from the DIY kit plus a canvas sheet I laid on the ground so not to mess up the carpet, a few extra inks, and an architect lamp I got at home depot.
I took up boxing within the past almost 2 months now and it’s something I found very inspiring creatively. I recently found out my real grandfather was a professional boxer in his day so hearing that really put some more passion into my boxing hoby. As a result I got myself a little ‘keep at it’ gift and I never take it off. Based off of that I did a little quick morning sketch…
Words to live by, that is my only comment:
So i’ve most recently have been working on an application I call The Slapp aka the slap app. This app is basically a sticker slapping app that will have capabilities such as artist profiles, ‘slaps’ which are your sticker posts or ‘stickings’ which will be stickers you like or tag to be a certain artist. Basically, it will be a place for sticker lovers and slappers to connect and see whats out there in the sticker slapping world. I have tons of ideas for function and features and Im super stoked to lay it all out visually.
Now to the fun stuff (we can talk tech later.) Here are some of my sketches and pre-functional assets:
Hello my fellow artists,
One of the key aspects of getting noticed as a designer is having a great… you guessed it, portfolio. But look around you, look at our world today. You see everyone glued to their phone, attached to their computer or stuck to a television. We are in a new media world. And with that note, my fellow designers, artists and bloggers I am arguing why you should have an online portfolio/profile over a printed one. This is going to be nothing about dissing print but all about how helpful the new media world can be for future opportunities.
Now why do this? I’ll tell you why, Because Its Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want To Be. I get it I’m a college kid why listen, well because I have taken the advice of such people like Paul Arden, an advertising guru, and applied these things to my life to turn out some really great results. But Im not going to give away all the great books I’ve read just yet. For the good reads list you’ll have to read my Final project post coming soon.
In light of all this research collected over the course of this class and my four years studying as a designer, most of you may already know I have created my own website. As of now it is a Desktop only functional site but I am in the middle of making it compatible for other devices such as tablets and phones.
As a part of our final project we must select a topic and create a website for it. My discourse community is street art however im switching over my final project to help other artists like myself have an easier time getting noticed. With this being said, my final project website I chose to create was my own.
I did this to show helpful tips with designing, making, implementing your website and all your social media. Not feeling too much like a designer? No problem, I’ll also list some great sites that do all the heavy lifting. Until next time, check out some features, social media and navigation of my website laurenarmenta.com.
In the process of making my own portfolio site, should be up and running in a few weeks. Here are a few screen caps:
In the meantime please check out my Behance Portfolio
In the process of making an animation of my Tag You’re It logo for my motion design class. Check out my progress HERE on my instagram or click the play button below (turn on sound) :
Music: Get It by Matt and Kim
As most of you know I’m a Graphic Designer. Seeing how I am right around the corner from graduation, I decided to design and build my own website to showcase my work. I cant wait to see how it unfolds. Here are some screen caps:
Some things are filler text or placement holders but its coming along! Feel free to comment with some feedback.
After much critique and adjusting, here is the final tag logo:
You can also check it out and my work on my Instagram