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by skyarrow
December 20th, 2017, 1:48 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Spoilers)
Replies: 33
Views: 21173

Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Spoilers)

Seeing and digesting a new SW movie is a 3-stage process for me: 1st viewing = I don't know that I really "enjoy" the movie at this stage since I'm pretty much always on edge about what is going to happen story-wise and how the movie holds up technically. I usually leave with full mix of emotions an...
by skyarrow
October 9th, 2017, 2:25 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: BLADE RUNNER 2049... (spoilers)...
Replies: 32
Views: 10768

Re: BLADE RUNNER 2049... (spoilers)...

I sorta want to see it, but then I feel like a bit of a poser since....

... I didn't really like the original.

(dives for cover)
by skyarrow
August 22nd, 2017, 12:23 pm
Forum: sketching
Topic: What do you use for your white highlights?
Replies: 8
Views: 8883

Re: What do you use for your white highlights?

... - In school we used this white paint (with a tiny brush) that worked well and was super opaque, but I hate using brushes. I can't remember what it was called. It was just called "ProWhite" and it was okay to use, but honestly we quickly just resorted to white-out and got about the same effect f...
by skyarrow
August 17th, 2017, 1:58 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Someone thought this was a good idea...
Replies: 14
Views: 6872

Re: Someone thought this was a good idea...

don't forget about the hypodermic needle going into the shoe to inject it with "steroids".... read the copy on that one... That blew my mind too. I mean, was the idea to make this ad read as satire? If so, they didn't even do that right. This thing is such a disaster, on so many levels, I honestly ...
by skyarrow
August 17th, 2017, 9:14 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Someone thought this was a good idea...
Replies: 14
Views: 6872

Re: Someone thought this was a good idea...

This is all so bad that it actually hurts my feelings.
by skyarrow
July 20th, 2017, 1:57 pm
Forum: sketching
Topic: iPad Pro + Pencil + Procreate
Replies: 42
Views: 25785

Re: iPad Pro + Pencil?

One thing I'm curious about is does the iPad Pro + Pencil combo feature pressure sensitivity? When I'm sketching I like to vary between heavy and light linework (as do most sketchers), but haven't been able to tell if this is a feature with the iPad Pro/Pencil or not.
by skyarrow
June 28th, 2017, 11:16 am
Forum: branding, packaging, & retail design
Topic: Yoplait's New Branding Strategy
Replies: 11
Views: 24992

Re: Yoplait's New Branding Strategy

Very cool article!

I'm actually taking a marketing class right now as a part of my MBA program and there are so many concepts in this article that we have been learning about and discussing. Its fascinating to see how those concepts translate directly to a real life product/brand story like this.
by skyarrow
April 18th, 2017, 1:54 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: NO! bad designer, dumb idea!
Replies: 19
Views: 6967

Re: NO! bad designer, dumb idea!

Why NOT for relationships? Why put arbitrary limits on it? If people can experience a meaningful and healthy interaction with an OS (or app, or whatever), why would we deny them that? I think humanity needs to focus a little more on human-human relationships before we worry about human-machine. In ...
by skyarrow
April 18th, 2017, 9:13 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: NO! bad designer, dumb idea!
Replies: 19
Views: 6967

Re: NO! bad designer, dumb idea!

One of my first (And still one of my favorite) student projects was a clock that told time by sound, but when I was concepting I had this idea "What if you could talk to the clock and say things like 'Play Rock Playlist' or 'Whats the weather today?'" and I felt like the technology was not far away...
by skyarrow
April 13th, 2017, 9:45 am
Forum: design employment
Topic: Career decision/Avoiding the pigeon hole
Replies: 5
Views: 5506

Re: Career decision/Avoiding the pigeon hole

I think there are some sound perspectives being offered on this, but I'll add that the biggest thing to remember is that at the end of the day, you are your own business and as such, you need to make decisions from that perspective. I've worked at companies that I know had management that cared for ...
by skyarrow
April 12th, 2017, 9:05 am
Forum: branding, packaging, & retail design
Topic: Switching to POP / Retail design
Replies: 4
Views: 5246

Re: Switching to POP / Retail design

Steep learning curve for Strata: Not if you've already got some solid experience using a 3D modelling/rendering software and know how to model, texture, light, and render. Those basic concepts carry through most 3D softwares, just different interfaces. In fact I think Strata3D is one of the easiest ...
by skyarrow
April 7th, 2017, 9:00 am
Forum: branding, packaging, & retail design
Topic: Switching to POP / Retail design
Replies: 4
Views: 5246

Re: Switching to POP / Retail design

Hello there – been forever and a day since I last posted on these forums, but your question above piqued my interest as I have been working in POP for about 17+ years now and think I might be able to help. First, understand that POP is divided into three general categories: Temporary, Permanent, and...
by skyarrow
January 12th, 2016, 4:01 pm
Forum: business practices
Topic: Sales Driven Organizations
Replies: 25
Views: 11630

Re: Sales Driven Organizations

iab How does your company decide which new areas to pursue when it comes to the R&D and "blue sky" stuff? Who steers that ship? How much input does design have when it comes to which avenues to go down and which new product ideas to work on? When I think of "sales-driven" organizations, my experienc...
by skyarrow
January 11th, 2016, 2:17 pm
Forum: business practices
Topic: Sales Driven Organizations
Replies: 25
Views: 11630

Re: Sales Driven Organizations

engio - I'll piggyback off of your post by saying that the sales guy you had that lunch with is a pretty classic example of what is found in my industry. Pretty much every company I've ever worked at or come into contact with in the POP Display business considers its salespeople to be the actual "ta...
by skyarrow
January 11th, 2016, 2:01 pm
Forum: business practices
Topic: Sales Driven Organizations
Replies: 25
Views: 11630

Re: Sales Driven Organizations

Sales Driven + Reactionary with no real roadmap or brand positioning Well put Yo = that is definitely one of the Cons for me (and I think for designers in general). I love to hear about life inside companies that are not just reactionary to whatever their salespeople think the client wants. I happe...