Chris Takakura Art Direction & Design
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Designers and writers share one common problem when it comes to the art of creation or story telling; we both sometimes suffer from a phase called the “writers block” or a “burn out”, where we lose the creative energy or the drive that requires us to do what we love. A person who goes through a writers block or a burn out is a debilitating time frame, where we just completely do not have the motivation or the mental capacity for us to move forward with a particular project. This article covers how to recover from such period, and what we can learn from it.

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I get a few e-mails every so often asking for advice in regards to how I price my projects and what I consider and include in a proposed quote for a certain project. This guide aims to explain some of the considerations I include when coming up with a quote for my customers. Please note that this article is a general broad guide to coming up with a pricing plan, so customization to fit your specialty is highly recommended.

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In 2013, Adobe shifted it’s software delivery method by forcing users wanting to use the newest version of it’s Adobe catalog to pay a monthly fee on their cloud servers. Although everyone thought Adobe was forcing people to use software with a constant internet connection, this is not true. You can use the software without being online, and you don’t have to always be online to open the program. But for someone who thinks of the future like me, there is a problem that is not being addressed to this day…

creative typography exercise by: chris takakura

Creative typography is not a easy task. As designers, we must consider so many things within the realm of typography on top of color, graphical elements to add and sometimes the use of type with photography. Any professional designer would tell you that typography in itself is all about practice, and with time and experience, typography alone can distinguish you as a great designer. This article is a comprehensive guide to one of the most amazing exercise that I had to do during my undergraduate studies as a graphic designer.

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As a creative individual, we are presented with different opportunities and scenarios as we progress through our career. You may hold a 9 to 5 job, or you maybe a strict freelancer, but you will always run into a few projects that may sound good, or too good to be true, and will be faced with a simple question of if you should take that project or not. This article tries to cover many different scenarios in regards to projects you should avoid, clients you should stay away from and why.

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