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How To Determine your Skillset as a Budding Creative Artist

by Jake Rocheleau
on March 18, 2014

in Tips

When first delving into the creative world there are so many unique areas of focus. The term “artist” can be applied to many avenues. Becoming an artist does not require picking any single avenue – rather you need to figure out what excites you the most and what type of work truly piques your curiosity.

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I want to cover a few different subsets of artistic work so that new designers can think about the different options. Traditional art is always available but there is a lot to enjoy about digital artwork. The biggest key is to always push your boundaries and try new things. Whether you like it or not, you can always learn something about your skillset and what type of work is most enjoyable.

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A Look into Adobe Creative Cloud Webapps, Tools, and Software

by Jake Rocheleau
on March 12, 2014

in Resources

Most creative professionals know about the powerful Adobe Creative Suite. Recent versions since CS6 have been slowly moved into the cloud with alternate desktop-based applications. This new system charges on a monthly/yearly basis instead of the typical one-time fee.

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This is definitely annoying for individuals but it can also be quite useful for larger studios. Especially businesses which have multiple teams needing access to cloud software from many different computers. In this post I hope to outline some of the newer programs and how you can get up-to-speed with Adobe Creative Cloud.

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28 Powerful Open Source CSS Frameworks & Libraries

by Jake Rocheleau
on March 2, 2014

in CSS Resources

Web Developers who work smart are often building on top of pre-existing frameworks. Open source CSS libraries are not hard to find – including many of the newer CSS3 effects. When structuring an HTML page you’ll rely on CSS as the language of color, position, structure, and other components of the final layout.

This gallery includes 28 free open source frameworks you can try out when designing new projects. You’ll find a number of CSS grid systems along with extra goodies like CSS UI kits or transition libraries. It’s never been easier to learn how to build websites from scratch. Open source code is changing the way we structure projects and how much development time is required.

Responsive Grid System

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