Showing posts with label Courses/Tutes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Courses/Tutes. Show all posts

Monday, February 7, 2022

Roberto Blake On Successful Brand Deals

When asked if he finds it more difficult, as a person-of-color graphic designer and Youtube creator, to obtain brand deals in comparison to others, he replied,

Not really but I’ve also built a system for brand deals...I also do better on brand deals than most Creators my size or larger regardless of their background, due to my ability to negotiate and package my deals.

While discrimination is often endured daily by many of us, his successful focus is on evaluating how to deliver more value to the clients/customers whom he does acquire.

While I'm not aspiring to produce and upload YT videos (the unpopular slideshows format works better for my schedule), I love Roberto's content. He's clear, engaging and relevant. This is not the first time that I've written about him. 

I like making a pit stop at his channel to see what he's currently sharing. I am also a graphic designer but I don't freelance. I prefer to design pre-made products and services. Roberto produces many videos with inspiring content that can apply to any creative pursuit.

Check out his YT channel and website for great info on boosting the success of your brands.  

About Roberto Blake

Roberto Blake is dedicated to building the creator economy through helping creators and influencers build brands and businesses online. Learn how to monetize your creativity and skills, grow an audience, sell products, monetize YouTube videos, make money online, and build a personal brand. He has grown his Youtube channel to over 500,000 subscribers.

Find Roberto Online

Youtube Community

Youtube Channel 

Awesome Creator Academy 

Roberto's Youtube Starter Kit

Interested In Sponsoring Roberto Blake And Sharing Your Brand With His Viewers?

info@robertoblake.com

725 Ponce De Leon Ave
ATTN WeWork Roberto Blake 2nd Floor
Atlanta GA, 30306 

 

 

 



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Thursday, January 20, 2022

Creative People: Rossana Radaelli

Rossana Radaelli is an Italian collage and gel-printing artist whom I ran across at Instagram. I especially appreciate her paper stencil gel-printing techniques, her handmade paper silhouettes reminiscent of the Dinah Wakley-style and her magazine-inspired collages.

Rossana's Links

Website 

Website in Italian but you can see some of her splendid collages here. The Google bar also pops down from the top so that you can translate the site into English.

Blog

Blog in Italian but the Google bar pops down from the top so that you can translate the site into English.

Instagram 

Youtube



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Friday, November 5, 2021

How To Create Easy Altered Art Book Pages

I love this altered art book pages tute by Aldridge Crafts & Gifts, a craft retailer out of Norfolk, United Kingdom. I particularly like how the die cuts are used to accent the pages. I have a supply of die cuts from other projects and my testing of new dies.

Notice how the spray inks stain the pages with colors that are too dark and an opaque coverage with at first does not allow the underlying work to show through? Well, they usually dry lighter in tint. Some of it can also be mopped up with a tissue, making the end result even lighter if needed.

I also like the technique of adhering elements that extend beyond the edges on the pages  and snipping the extra off. This technique gives the pages such a neat, finished appearance.

The process of altered art is really not as confusing and intimidating as it looks. It's just step by step, starting with laying down a surface for you work, either using paint or paper. You begin to add elements and accents as you see fit.

There is no perfect way to create it. It's what you feel should be added as you work along. The artwork will also guide you. Art creates itself. It also helps that you can work on it over a period of days or weeks. Do a little and come back to it later. Your nerves will have rested and you'll have a fresh perspective with new ideas on how to proceed.

For an old book, the flatter the additions to the pages, the better. There are so many pages and the book needs to close. With a handmade book, you can add as many or as few pages as you want, so your pages can have thicker elements.

This video is a perfect example of how easy it is to create, in a few, non-intimidating steps, altered artwork that is stunning! Give it a try. In the end, you'll be surprised that you did it!

Have a Happy Creative Weekend!

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Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Easy Gel Press Storage

I like Carolyn Dube's personality and spirit of teaching. She's a fun person. Here she talks about the ways to store gel presses based on her experiences. As she says, the info is often conflicting and I'm glad I found her explanations. I find her suggestions to be sensible and very easy to understand.



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Free Color Psychology Course

 


Coolors, my fav color schemes generator, has teamed up with Uxcel, an interactive online learning platform, to offer a color theory/psychology class.

If you want to learn how to skillfully use colors in your products and/or brands, you can do it through this fun course. Uxcel offers a pro subscription but this course is free. 

I like the colorful graphics and the easy click and read interface. I am excited that Fabrizio Bianchi offered this course through his website, Coolors.

Color Psychology for Designers



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