Here we are less than a month away from graduating, but it’s only scratching the surface on what we will be learning and experiencing in our lifetime. Just because we are not professional graphic designers doesn’t mean we all couldn’t learn a new trick or two. The art world great, inspiration can come from anything, and by adding new tools to your repertoire you will be finding more and more neat ideas for your next project. When looking for inspiration look outside of graphic design, and come up with something new and game changing.
Check out these websites below for great tools and tutorials. These are just the ones that made it on to the list, but other websites such as www.videocopilot.com are great for learning motion graphics. The best teach themselves whenever they have the opportunity.
But why just stop at education. It’s a great time to be an artist and we don’t need to stop at knowledge. We are all really here so we don’t get stuck working retail jobs working till 5 AM on black Friday. The internet is full of places to market ourselves. Again think outside of your field. Use video (www.youtube.com) to market your paintings, use kickstarter (www.kickstarter.com) to start a project. Freelancing isn’t the only way to be self employed, and just because you are freelancing doesn’t mean you need to do it alone. I don’t want to hear you that you don’t have the resources when most are just a website or an email away.
I don’t want to end this with a clique “I believe in you,” and “You can do it.” So just go out there and make something you love you bozos.
Also check this out
http://www.patreon.com/ <- it’s like kickstarter for artists of all kinds.