Creative spot 10

December 4, 2009

I would like to introduce you to Lechele Jackson a photographer that captured my attention with a few shots she has taken. You can check out her work at www.personiipersonphotography.com  www.personiiperson.com

1. Tell us some background information, your education, what you do, how long you’ve been doing it.

Career wise, I am a legal secretary and entrepreneur. I attended Business College after graduating from high school and soon after obtaining my training certificate I became employed with a prestigious law firm in the City of Richmond.
2. What made you become a photographer?

All I can say is that my gift made room for me! Photography has always been a hobby. I was the family member or friend who always had the camera in my hand for all the special occasions. One day I was approached by the church photographer to assist with special church events and when the lead photographer left the ministry, I became the lead photographer. One day a member asked if I took portraits. My response was, “I never thought about it, but I’m willing if you are!” BAM! Thus my photography business took flight!


3. In the beginning how did you market yourself?

Marketing came by word of mouth, and people showing interest in my work. I currently market myself by offering special package deals through my Face Book Fan Page and my personal website.
4. What tools do you use, software and hardware any special camera you like?

I use Photoshop, PhotoStudio, Picasa and any other freeware that proves to be useful. I have a HP laptop computer and several external hard drives to store the tons of photos I have taken over the years. I also own studio lighting equipment with various backdrops and props. My first DSLR was a Canon Rebel, which has now become my backup camera. I love and mostly use my Canon 30D DSLR camera for all my photography. I look forward to the day I will be able to own a Canon Mark III!


5. How do you manage the business side?

 That’s the hardest part! I try to keep it as simple as possible. My husband is self-employed as well and he helps me out a lot!
6. Where and how do you get inspiration to create and generate ideas?

Wow, that’s a great question! I get inspiration through so many things,I get inspiration through so many things, people, music, the internet and mostly prayer! I have a lot of people who encourage me and inspire me to continue going forth in this challenging, yet rewarding field.
7. What is some advice you can give to people just starting out in photography that you wish you had known when you started?

I think I would share the same information that was shared with me . . . find your style! Try not to be an imitator of what is already out there but find what makes your work different and stand out from all the rest.

Lechele thank you for taking the time to share your story, insight, and a piece of your life with us. Please visit her site a take a look at her work.

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Creative Spot 9

August 29, 2009

I would like to introduce you all to a great videographer, Mike Hargrove. We meet some years back working at MET Life and have stayed in contact ever since. Mike is very passionate about his craft and will be writing post here on a regualr basis. Mike

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1.Tells us some background information,your education,what you do, how long you’ve been doing it.

I’ve been doing freelance videography for about eight years now. As far as education goes I graduated from Specs Howard and am currently attending the International Acadamy of Design and Technology.

2.What made you become an videographer?

I was featured in this music video and when I saw the finished product I thought it was pretty good for what we had to work with. Then when my friend told me how much he paid for it, I saw nothing but dollar signs and said to myself, Im about to start making music videos. It started out about the money, but I ended up falling in love with it.

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3.In the beginning how did you market yourself?

I didn’t. Up to this point I have always been working with another companies and it has always been word of mouth. And now, sad to say, all those compaines are no longer in bussiness because of that. With that lesson learned and I’m pretty much in charge now, things like social networking, websites, and any other free outlet, and there are plently of them, are top priority.

4.What tools do you use, software and hardware?

 Adobe creative suite(purchased not bootleged) Dell Presicions and Macbooks for on the go.

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5.How do you manage the business side?

Not quite sure how to answer that one seeing how were in that whole starting over beginning stage.

6.where and how do you get inspiration to create?

Anything that chaches my eye. Im a collector of eye catching stuff. It can be anything from a poster to a t-shirt. If it catches my eye I gotta get it(if I can afford it) and figure out why it cought my attention.

7.what is some advice you can give to people just starting out as a videography?

What I want to say most off all is that a $5,000 Mac and a $10,000 HD cam does not automaticly qualify you as a professional videographer. I see a lot of people tring to use that as a selling point but when asked for a demo reel they dont really have one because the truth is they don’t really have anything worth showing. There is no substitute for hard work. Read the manual, practice your craft, and make the most of what you have.

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Thanks for taking the time to do this interview Mike. I know they will look forward to seeing your articles on Videography.


Creative Spot 7

June 4, 2009

1.Tell us some background information,your education,what you do, how long you’ve been doing it.

10 years ago if you would have told me I would have a marketing company and design thousands of business cards and flyers, help people launch in businesses, and motivate them to find their “IT”then design effective marketing material around their “IT”.. I would have told you that you were crazy!! I did what my parents told me.. I went to college and got a good job.. Over 7 years ago, I started hosting a poetry read.. so I had to do the flyers.. then all of a sudden people started offering to pay me for flyers and cards.. the rest is.. history!!

2.What made you become an artist /designer /marketer?                                                                                                           

I fell into it.. it was just words on paper.. first.. then it was a hobby.. it then grew to a pretty lucrative side hustle.. and in 2005 I quit my close to six figure job to do this full time.. Now I live, breathe and sleep marketing.. “I DON’T GO TO WORK.. I AM WORK”..

3.In the beginning of your career how did you market yourself?                                                                                 

After the poetry reads and a couple club owners asking me to do flyers and cards..
I went to the barbershops..
I would walk in with this big portfolio filled with cards I had done .. I’d say, hey I’m MaReesa and I do business cards
and they gave me a shot (that’s why I love my barbers to this day)
Keep in mind that I would do the design and then go to a copy place where they would print the cards and cut them..
I did about 4 or 5 cards a week..
I called myself the business card chick in the beginning
and I had the slogan..
Crushing the competition with innovative out of the box business cards..
Then I stated doing raised letter cards.. and the business grew.. (I do between 50 and 100 cards or flyers a week)
To this day.. every barber in this city (Richmond, VA) sends me referrals..
sooo.. long story short..
I built my business on barbers,stylists and other small business owners
I call myself the queen of marketing.. because it you don’t believe in you.. no one will..
And my never wavering mantra is: THE WORST THING YOU CAN BE IN BUSINESS IS… INVISIBLE

4.What tools do you use, software and hardware?                                                                                                      
 

Now… Adobe Photoshop on my purple Dell 1525 laptop –
Clueless how to use illustrator.. Never turned on an Apple!!!
I’ve evolved from printing a copy of the card design and getting it scanned off the paper
to learning how to make pdf’s to finally using Photoshop..
But don’t ask me how to use most of the features.. CLUELESS!!
I have to again add this disclaimer: I AM NOT A GRAPHIC ARTIST.. they wouldn’t even allow me to play one on TV!

5.How do you manage the business side?

I’m crazy.. as for the daily pay-in and pay out.. my darling mom handles the books.
And I have an accountant..
Really I make money, I pay bills.. does that count as managing??
My monetary goal has always been $10,000 a month.. am I there.. nope.. WILL I get there.. YUP!!

6.Where and how do you get inspiration to design?

Where, laying in the bed on the laptop, all hours of the night or the wee hours of the morning.
Like right now for example: I’m on my laptop in my friends bar and grill.. all around me people are talking and drinking, and I’m typing my business story!!
That’s just me…. I AM WORK!!
INSPIRATION: I just love putting words and images on pieces of paper..
and even more than that I love the pride that my customers have in passing their flyers or cards out..
I really enjoy thinking up slogans or concepts for example on of my friend has a huge ladies night at his venue..
and he wanted to do something for his male customers.. NO slogan sounded.. umm right..
so I though of AL BUNDY NIGHT..
I put the little rascals (He Man woman haters on one side.. and Al bundy with a bunch of video vixens on the other) it’s at the printer now..
I am so not a graphic artist..
I so respect those who are,,
I see ad campaigns or other peoples flyers and websites…I say.. now that’s art!!
But, sad to say.. sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night.. and roll over,
cut the laptop on and design business card or flyer..
And some times it takes me days to get an image
I never do the same thing twice.. even the black and white cards that I only charge $25 for..
I find new fonts, new pictures or something so each person feels like the card is theirs and theirs alone
I’m honestly getting better with designing flyers..
I am really bad about putting EVERYTHING on a flyer.. it will tell a story, BIG TIME..
as I grow I’m TRYING to learn to K.I.S.S keep it simple stupid!! I know my problem I just have to work on it!!

7. What is some advice you can give to people just starting out?

Have set prices and be FIRM.. don’t wavier.. THE PRICE IS THE PRICE!!
You have to have a strong professional delivery when it comes to prices.. and the WHY (reason) behind the prices
People love to talk about what VISTA PRINT does..
I used to argue the point.. now I just say..
YOU HAVE TO LOOK LIKE MONEY, TO BE LIKE MONEY, TO MAKE MONEY
now look at your cookies cutter Vista Print card: at least 2 million other people have that design..
Does that look like money??? end of discussion
Regardless, just know that EVERYONE is your customer
I’m know all over my city as a business woman.. The whole back window of my truck says U NEED A BUSINESS CARD in huge white letters..
It’s about your drive.. your hustle, your willingness to pound the pavement..
NO ONE IS going to come to you..
You have to go out and let people know you’re open for businesses
Now for me I’ve stayed away from the corporate customers or big firms business.. I don’t ever want to get paid on a net 30 or 60..
I’m cash and carry I don’t PRINT anything until I get my money UP FRONT.. .. When you pay, I Print… period, nothing personal, just business!
Honestly, I don’t charge for design work, because I can not own that title as ‘graphic artist’
I have a hard time charging for logo designs because sometimes it only takes me a second to throw something together..
Look, I just do flyers and cards.. for me and my business the design is included..
Grant it.. I’ll spend hours design a card that nets me a $15 profit.. but I don’t care cause I love it..
My company business cards and flyers are all over my city..
there’s no salon or shop, restaurant or coffee shop, gas station, laundry room, media board that I don’t have my card in..I distribute about 1000 personal flyers/cards a week..
One of my new business focuses is tackling the online market.
Social networking sites have become increasingly more important to me!!
I am facebook addicted.. But I’m really deliberate with my sites.. basically they are JUST business.. every status update I do have a business undertone.. the photos: my work along with how much each one costs and I tag my customer with their card.. so they become my marketing team!!
And honestly I’ve transitioned from raised letter business cards which yield such a small profit
to full color flyers and business card and the second transition is to working online..
emailing proofs and getting paid by paypal.. and shipping to my customers directly!! Ohh so much easier!!
I used to run all over this city to show proofs.. collect deposits and deliver cards.. All with a one day turn-a-round..
I’m TIRED of that grind. So honestly as my business grows..
some of my initial customers are not that accepting of the NEW me..
I hear comments like:.. Well you used to do this or that, now you so big time, you forgot about the little people
My response is.. I used to be able to.___________ Now my timelines are much tighter, but I’ll never forget where I started.
Man, I can talk all day.. so I’ll end here.. just know my story is NOT your story.. you have to find YOUR niche.. your target market and work it Blessing and success to you THANKS FOR ASKING ME to do this Caleb!!!!

Thank you MaReesa for taking the time to do the interview.


Delite Parfaits

May 20, 2009

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This is a job well done article for my wife. She has worked very hard to share her creative spirit with others. Now every one gets a little taste of what I come home to every night. Well, almost every night.  Just recently Nu Wave resturant on davison and wildemer picked up Delite parfaits as part of there Dessert selection. I would like to give a special thanks to Faddy, the manager of NuWave for working with us. Ever Since the first order the orders have gotten bigger and bigger. After about two weeks a second store of Nu Wave put us on the menu.                                                           ( 6 mile and Hubble)

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I am more excited than her at times because I was able to design everything. To see it come to life and see people at the store buying it is such a great feeling. The parfait flavors include: Strawberry, Apple cinnamon (which is my favorite), Lemon, and Banana. Blue berry and Chocolate are some new flavors  she is working on but I don’t know about that yet. Lol!!!

Here are some pictures of them on location.

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In the near future I will be creating ads for them and will need your help with creating some good campaignes. So if you have a sweet tooth go grab a parfait at Nu Wave on Davison and Wildemer or drop me a line and put in an order for a few.

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The Creative Spot 6

April 12, 2009

Meet J. Woods

1.Tells us some background information, your education, what you do, how long you’ve been doing it?


I’m From Pittsburgh, Pa now living in North Jersey. My hobbies are art, graphic novels, biking, boxing, and weight training. I’ve been drawing since Kindergarden and I’m self taught getting the artist genes from both my mom and dad. ( I think more from my mom) lol. I went to Edinboro University to become an  Art Teacher and ended up leaving there and going to the Art Institute of Pittsburgh for Graphic Design in 95. I’m an Artist, but a Graphic Designer by trade. Been in the Graphic Design field for 12 years and 6 of then was doing Graphic Apparel on the side.

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2.What made you become an artist/designer?Like I said before I’ve been drawing since Kindergarden, but what got me started was my grandfather and uncles got tired of me asking them to draw superheroes when I was young. They drew me one last pic, told me to look at this drawing and try to do it yourself! And the rest was history after that. I got into Graphic Design in 95 because I loved to draw and creating pieces with computers were another way to broaden my work. So I enrolled that year at AIP and been doing it ever since.

 

3.In the beginning of your career how did you market yourself?

I marketed myself by pounding the pavement, telling friends, family etc., what i can do and if you needed art or design help then I was your man. Alot of it can from school, cats saw my work and wanted me to do flyers, t-shirt designs, graffiti and all kinds of stuff.

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4.What tools do you use, software and hardware?Pencils, Pens, Markers, some Paints. I use both PC’s and MAC’s to get the graphic design side done. I use many graphic programs, but since I’m into Graphic Apparel, i mainly use Illustrator.

 

5.How do you manage the business side?

My Dream is to become one of the top Graphic Apparel Cats out there, and managiing that with a family is hard work.
After you make sure the house and fam is in order what ever I have left over goes towards my goal. I try to keep all my duck in a row (keep fresh artwork ready for print, get stuff copywrittin when needed, do my homework to see who is doing what in the graphic apparel game, what new trends are out and what new programs are in).

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6.where and how do you get inspiration to design?Everywhere, everything and everyone inspires me. From a hot artist whos skills make me push mine to the next level. To a scenery in a park.

 

7.what is some advice you can give to people just starting out?

Stay focused, stay strong and always do your homework no matter what field your in.
Research your field, find out what’s new, find out the leaders and losers in the game because you can learn from both of them on what to do and not to do. Most important let no one kill you dream.

Joe, thank you for taking the time to share with us.


The Creative Spot4

March 29, 2009

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1.Tells us some background information, your education, what you do, how long you’ve been doing it?

WELL I’M A NATIVE DETROITER REPRESENTIN’ THE EAST SIDE GRATIOT AND VAN DYKE AREA. I’VE ALWAYS BEEN THE TYPE OF PERSON THAT COULD GET ALONG WITH ANYONE INCLUDING MYSELF. I AM AN ALL AROUND ARTIST I DRAW, I PAINT, I CAN KNIT, AND FREAK OUT A FLYER OR TWO. WHEN IT COMES TO ART I NEVER SAY NEVER BECAUSE I THINK I CAN DO WHATEVER I PUT MY MIND TO. I GRADUATED FROM KETTERING HIGH SCHOOL THEN GRADUATED FROM EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY. i’VE BEEN DRAWING SINCE I WAS 5 YEARS OLD. I GET IT FROM MY FATHER, A MAN I NEVER HAD THE PLEASURE OF MEETING. I GOT INTO FLYER DESIGNING WHEN I WAS WORKING AT THE MAIN POST OFFICE ON FORT STREET. YES FLYERMAN WAS CREATED INSIDE THE P.O.! I STARTED DOING FLYERS
BEFORE PHOTOSHOP GOT BIG. YES IT WAS ALL ABOUT CLIP-ART AND ASTROBRIGHT PAPER.

2.What made you become an artist/designer?

MY DREAM IS TO BECOME A FULLTIME WRITER FOR FILM AND TV WHICH IS WHY I TOOK MYSELF TO EASTERN MICHIGAN. NOTE I SAID MY DREAM IS. WELL WHILE TAKING TV AND FILM CLASSES I STILL MAINTAINED MY ART SKILLS DOING FLYERS BY HAND FOR THE QUES, KAPPAS AND SIGMAS AT EMU. EVERYONE SUGGESTED I TAKE UP ART CLASSES SO I WENT AHEAD AND GOT ME A SECOND MINOR IN GRAPHIC DESIGN.

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3.In the beginning of your career how did you market yourself?

WORKING IN THE POST OFFICE I CAME UP WITH AN IDEA TO DESIGN FLYERS BECAUSE THE BULLENTIN BOARDS AT WORK WERE FULL OF HORRIBLE FLYERS. I WAS LIKE I’LL BE THE MAN WHO HOOKS UO THE FLYERS. I’LL BE FLYERMAN. SO I STARTED COMING UP WITH CLEVER FLYERS TO POST ON THE BULLENTIN BOARDS INSIDE THAT LITTLE CITY INSIDE THE POST OFFICE TO PROMOTE MYSELF AND BEFORE LONG EVERYONE WAS COMING TO ME FOR FLYERS. I WAS COOL WITH THE PEOPLE AT KINKOS ON WOODWARD AND WARREN AND I GOT MY PRINTING THROUGH THEM. I WAS UP THERE SO MUCH WE WERE KNOWN AS THE KINKOIDS!

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4.What tools do you use, software and hardware?

I USE PHOTOSHOP, THE OLD TYPESTYLER AND THAT’S IT! WHEN I DRAW I JUST FREEHAND MY CARTOON CHARACTERS AND COLOR THEM IN PHOTOSHOP. I USE TO USE MARKERS LIKE CRAZY, BUT I HAVEN’T TOUCH A MARKER IN YEARS. I’M IN THE PROCESS OF GOING BACK TO CLASS TO LEARN DIGITAL VIDEO EDITING, DREAMWEAVER AND FLASH. YOU CAN NEVER STOP LEARNING NEW STUFF TO UPGRADE YOUR SKILLS.

5.How do you manage the business side?

IT’S TOUGH AT TIMES TRYING TO DO THE FLYERS, RUN A MAGAZINE, PARTY PROMOTE, BE DADDY AND MAINTAIN A LIFE OUTSIDE OF WORK.
SINCE LEAVING MY BASEMENT AND MOVING MY BUSINESS ON WEST MCNICHOLS BUSINESS HAS PICKED UP. I LOVE THE FACT THAT I’M MAKING MONEY OF SOMETHING I LOVE, BUT IT HAS IT’S MOMENTS WHEN I WANNA STOMP MY COMPUTER. I BIGGEST PROBLEM IS GETTING ORGANIZED. ONCE I GET THAT TOGETHER THINGS WILL RUN SMOOTHLY. THEN I CAN START HELPING OUT OTHER STRIVING BLACK ARTIST OUT HERE.

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6.where and how do you get inspiration to design?

WELL I LOVE BEING CREATIVE AND I LOOK AT EACH FLYER AS AN INDIVIDUAL PIECE OF ART. I TRY TO PUT OUT GOOD WORK WITH WHAT IS PROVIDED TO ME. ALSO SOME PEOPLE DON’T REALIZE HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO REPRESENT YOURSELF WITH GOOD ART. PRESENTATION IS THE KEY. SO QUIT BEING CHEAP AND PAY FOR QUALITY NOT QUANTITY. I LIKE THE FACT THAT PEOPLE TRUST ME WITH THEIR LAYOUT BECAUSE THEY KNOW I DO GOOD WORK.

7.what is some advice you can give to people just starting out?

DON’T SIT BACK AND KEEP YOUR ART TO YOURSELF. SHOW THE WORLD WHAT YOU CAN DO AND WHAT YOU HAVE TO OFFER. ART IS FOR EVERYONE TO ENJOY AND GET INSPIRATION FROM. SO IF YOU GOT SOME POEMS, OR STORIES, OR DRAWINGS YOU CREATED FOR YOUR OWN SATISFACTION GIVE OTHER PEOPLE A CHANCE TO ENJOY THEM TOO. YOU WILL GET A BETTER SATISTACTION FROM SEEING OTHER PEOPLE LOVE WHAT YOU CREATED. REMEMBER YOU CAN’T PLEASE EVERYONE AND YOU HAVE TO BE ABLE TO TAKE CRITICISM, BUT YOU WILL NEVER KNOW WHAT PEOPLE THINK IF YOU KEEP IT TO YOURSELF.

 

Thank you for taking the time to share.


The Creative Spot

January 19, 2009

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1.Tells us some background information,your education,what you do, how long you’ve been doing it.

I am David Misch from Sterling Heights Michigan, I went to Stevenson high school and graduated in 2003.  What really got me involved in Graphic Design is one of my brothers friends had a mom who worked in the field.  One day during my junior year.  She had taken me along to two or three local studios in the area.  At that time I had still had my heart set on becoming an automotive designer.  I had always loved cars, racing and speed in general since I was young.  Well come the end of my senior year I had participated in the 2003 Red Bull Driver Search at the local level and won the race at Kart 2 Kart.  With much of my background in Karting and like I said, racing was my thing.  I had the chance to race at South Bend Indiana among some of the best racers in the United States with one goal in mind, becoming the next American to become a Formula One driver after having a 13 year absence from the series.  At the race I had met many great drivers like Boston Reid and the famed Danny Sullivan.  From the beginning of the day to the end of the race day I had a vast improvement going a whole 3 seconds faster the last race from the beginning of the race day.   Though I had realized my dream of becoming a race car driver was at that point gone with a finish of 25th of 32.  I had been encouraged by the improvements in my lap times and that I was able to improve watching the best.  At the end of the day Mike Speed (05 Toro Rosso driver: Scott Speed)’s dad complimented me on the improvement which was a huge encouragement. 

2.What made you become an artist/designer?

While at the Track I realized hey I love art, drawing, sketching, etc. and had seen all the graphics Red Bull paid to have put on each Kart, the transporters, gear, and the list goes on.  I thought to myself that would be an awesome job to be able to design for race teams and drivers.  And from that point at Macomb Community College, I still pushed forward to become an automotive designer.  Once I had realized that door had closed I decided to stick on the path of becoming a graphic designer and stuck with it for five years.  And now having the bachelors from IADT in the short 3 years think it was a great decision. 

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3.In the beginning of your career how did you market yourself?

To be honest I am still figuring that one out, I know I had used the big influence of sports and autoracing in particular to launch myself into the freelance market.  At the same time I tried to stay true to my roots in the Church and give back in a form of work when monetarily I may have been cash strapped.  As far as full time employment I’d say be true to who you are and keep pushing forward, never giving up no matter how good or bad the situation may seem. 

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4.What tools do you use, software and hardware?

I am big on using photoshop, Illustrator I use ALL the time, and Indesign-Primarily.  Though lately I have been using alot of Dreamweaver, Flash and hope to break into the After Effects and other such programs in the coming weeks and months. 

5.How do you manage the business side?

Mac Freelance, Email, Facebook and Myspace and soon davemischdesigns.com.   I’d say much like anything else persistence is a great starting point.  Other than that, be sure to get everything in writing from both you and the client.  It is so much harder to collect pay from clients when you do not have anything in writing to prove hey I will do this for this amount and what not, I know this from personal experience and it is a pain.  People can promise you the world, say they’ll help with whatever, but unless it is in writing and signed don’t buy into it.  Also talk alot with Tip Quilter, by far the most business acclimated designer I know.  I wish he would have taught more of my classes. 

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6.where and how do you get inspiration to design?

I would have to say I am a little different when it comes to becoming inspired by design.  As a designer you have to be aware of your surrounding, think about the cause and effect of design.  Racing and the beach, the two most extremes from one another have had a big influence on my life as a designer.  In autoracing the objective is to grasp someone, some where’s attention for a few seconds and get them to purchase a product or idea.  So having very intense designs with flashy colors on and off the track are helpful and memorable.   I’d also say since I have been to the Cayman’s and a big Kenny Chesney fan, that had also had a big impact on my designs being more a laid back, subtle, but attention grabbing with great use of vibrant colors. 

As far as artists are concerned, Troy Lee is one of my favorites.  He had done helmets for many of today’s great drivers in both Indycar and Nascar.  He had also come up with the color scheme for the Panoz DP01 Champcar which made it’s debut in 2007 only to have the program terminated in 2008 with the merger of Champar and Indy Racing League

I’d say something else that helps me come up with ideas and designs is talking with people and getting to know what they like, and what problems there are to overcome.  Just because you are a graphic designer doesn’t mean you  always have to live in the realm of designing logos and such.  Design a car, design a shoe, play with movie software, get your hand’s dirty.  It should be a fun job.  Also while I am working, when I have free time inbetween cutting parts, I often sketch out ideas.  Some are good, others are throw aways or ideas that maybe can serve a purpose later.  As an artist getting the initial idea on paper is crucial. 

7.What is some advice you can give to people just starting out?

Listen to your teachers.  Get as much knowledge and become friends with them you’ll reap the benefits later.  Also keep in contact with former classmates, friends from high school and so on…you’ll never know who you’ll see where in the future and they may know the right people to help you land the job.  Also band together with classmates because they may have a part of the process nailed down that you are struggling over.  I’d say that is crucial especially in a freelance condition.  When it is difficult to get the money in for all the time and work you put out in order to help bring a boost to the client. 

Thank you,

Dave Misch

Thank you for doing this interview David. Check out Davids portfolio at http://www.coroflot.com/davemischdesigns

If you would like to be in the next creative spot email caleb@cdesign8.com