Ask me anything   Graphic designer and illustrator, working on paper/print and screen/digital. Based out of Boston, just finished up (7/18/14) my time as designer at Ropes & Gray (since January, 2011), starting my new job Monday (7/28)! Accepting freelance projects (off-site) and commissions. [http://kimminsdesign.com]

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    More invites…top one was chosen…

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    #designers on tumblr  #Invitation-Design  #InDesign  #vector 

    CURRENT PROJECT; this is from an earlier part of the story—sketch and final…

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    #Illustration  #digital art  #artists on tumblr  #process  #photoshop  #tablet  #©2014 Peter Kimmins 
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    Do you think it’s a question of how much you balance that drive to achieve with being present and enjoying the moment?

    You know, it’s funny because I frequently get emails from young people starting out and asking, “How do I make a successful website or start my own thing?” And, very often, it’s tied to some measure of success that’s audience-based or reach-based. “How do you build up to seven million readers a month or two million Facebook fans?” But the work is not how to get that size of an audience or those numbers. That’s just the byproduct of what Lewis Hyde calls “creative labor,” which is really our inner drive. The real work is how not to hang your self-worth, your sense of success and merits, the fullness of your heart, and the stability of your soul on those numbers—on that constant positive reinforcement and external validation. That’s the only real work, and the irony is that the more “successful” you get, by either by your own standards or external standards, the harder it is to decouple all of those inner values from your work. I think we often confuse the doing for the being.

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    Another event design, one of the very final campaigns I worked on during my last few weeks at Ropes & Gray…

    Another event design, one of the very final campaigns I worked on during my last few weeks at Ropes & Gray…

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    #Invitation-Design  #art  #art deco  #The Lambs Club  #design  #designers on tumblr 

    Couple of other options designed/illustrated for the event shown here…

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    one of the last several invite designs, might have posted earlier…

    one of the last several invite designs, might have posted earlier…

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    #designers on tumblr  #Invitation-Design  #InDesign  #Email 
    trendgraphy:

1k Vector Icons by Icons Solid.
Icons Solid have designed the pretty impressive amount of more than 1k icons. You will find the icons that are you looking for. Among the zillions of icons you will find in this package, Icons Solid offers very nice features:

License for Developer and Designers.
Crisp Pixel Perfect icons (aligned to the grid).
A lot of different files: eps, .ai, fonts-svg, png, and .psd.

Check by yourself: bit.ly/iconssolid

    trendgraphy:

    1k Vector Icons by Icons Solid.

    Icons Solid have designed the pretty impressive amount of more than 1k icons. You will find the icons that are you looking for. Among the zillions of icons you will find in this package, Icons Solid offers very nice features:

    • License for Developer and Designers.
    • Crisp Pixel Perfect icons (aligned to the grid).
    • A lot of different files: eps, .ai, fonts-svg, png, and .psd.

    Check by yourself: bit.ly/iconssolid

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    The path to what I’m doing started with not knowing what I wanted to do… Pursuing that feeling of not really knowing what to do, and choosing what doesn’t quite seem like the logical next step, but feels right at a gut level, is how I’ve pieced together where I am today.

    […]

    Every time I tried something new, I realized that I had no experience in it, so it felt like the right move. There is a data line that suggests a connection between all of those experiences: whenever something made me uncomfortable, I would give it a try.

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    in her recent interview on The Great Discontent. writer, designer, editor, and educator Liz Danzico, NPR’s first-ever creative director, echoes Daniel Pink’s commencement address on why the best roadmap to an interesting life is the one you make up as you go along.

    Rilke would agree. Or, as Picasso famously put it, To know what you’re going to draw, you have to begin drawing.”

    Previous TGD interviews have included Debbie MillmanAustin KleonJohn Maeda, and yours truly.

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    goddessofsax:

    Here’s a handy dandy color reference chart for you artists, writers, or any one else who needs it! Inspired by this post x

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    70 of the Most Useful Websites on the Internet →

    nevver:

    1. netflixroulette.net — Find something random to watch on Netflix.
    2. pintsinthesun.co.uk — Find somewhere to drink a pint in the sun.
    3. gfycat.com — Upload your gifs.
    4. youconvertit.com — Convert documents.
    5. ninite.com — Download all the free software you want at the…

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    Sketching Superman’s Power →

    The illustrator John Romita Jr., a decades-long veteran of Marvel Comics is now making his DC Comics debut. His first assignment: drawing Superman.

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    #Humanities  #Visual Arts 

    skwair-one:

    wolfie-thatdamncanadianfinn bought me a tablet for my birthday/christmas. I got the Huion K58, with rechargeable pen. I didn’t know that it came with a pen holder, and I checked inside it  to see if it came with extra tips - AND IT DOES!! Sorry for my gross hands.. = A=..

    I will be testing this out soon as I am not lazy… 

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