Digital Artifacts

I ran across this stuff while rooting through a backup hard drive one evening. It ranges from, I’d guess about 2003 up until maybe 2009 or so.

None of it is particularly ground breaking, but what struck me about this stuff is that, with the exception of one piece, none of it serves any sort of design function whatsoever. For the most part it’s just stuff I made just for the hell of it. Creativity for the sake of creativity. The tools used runs from Illustrator & Photoshop, to Poser & Cinema 4D, to pencil, marker, and paper. There’s even a charcoal drawing, for gods sake!

I used to do this sort of stuff all of the time, and, when I look at this stuff it reminds me that I used to create, simply to create. It affirms what I already knew – that 6 straight years working in extremely fast paced production environments, well, it wasn’t healthy for my creativity. I pretty much stopped doing this sort of stuff.

I’ve recently executed a pretty major career shift. Almost 2 years ago I moved from the production heavy design environment to a WordPress development shop in Towson then, nearly one year ago, struck out on my own. I’m currently self employed as a web designer, working in the WordPress space. The really cool thing is that learning is exciting again, things are fresh and new again, and I love feeling the creativity in me waking up again.

Hell, that’s one of the main reasons for this blog. Creativity for the sake of creativity.

Awesome! I’m looking forward to making more weird cats, robots, UFO’s and bucket heads!