At liquidfish, we’re familiar with collective animal behavior. And in true invertebrate fashion, we prefer to swim in groups. Whether it’s checking out a new lunch spot, walking around downtown, or grabbing a cold one after work, we like to do it together.
Hand lettering has become a big source of happiness for me. I take quotes and lyrics that speak to me and mold it into a personal expression through design. Lettering is also an endless chase. I’m always being inspired and challenged by a new style, ligature, flourish or technique. Instagram has become my platform of choice to share my work, as it has for a deluge of other artists worldwide. One quickly finds that receiving feedback, attention, and a following on Instagram is a joy unto itself. Feedback in the form of “favs” keeps me motivated to keep creating and developing my abilities. There are definitely proven methods to building momentum on Instagram, and I’d like to share four observations on how I’ve built a successful account.
Eureka! I finally had a breakthrough in the podcast community. Hello Tech Pros, hosted by Chad Bostick, asked me to come on to the show to talk about the web and the technology I use every day. We also dived into a bit of the problems I have experienced in the past and the exciting tech that will premiere in the near future. This was my first podcast ever, so I had to get prepared.
Though I have pre-liquidfish marketing and advertising experience, my background is and has always been in the Fine Arts. With both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Art History, I have spent many hours learning how to properly and thoroughly evaluate a piece of art. The most complicated part of this process is learning how to dig deeper—how to look past first impressions and superficial elements into a fuller understanding of its very essence. This involves an awareness of many things, including an evaluation of its emotive properties, evocative nature, texture, colors, style, history, and distinguishing features.
The buzz of the bumblebees, the humming of the birds, the blooming flowers—these all mean one thing: it’s spring!
As the weather starts to warm and winter is wiped off the outdoor chairs, Oklahoma City’s patio scene starts buzzing. If you’re new to town, like I was last year, you want to take advantage of this great weather before the blistering heat comes barreling down in July. However, you probably have no idea where to go; fear not, for I’ve compiled a list of a few places I think deserve recognition.
I recently had the opportunity to add a new tool to my development toolbox in the form of Vue.js. The Vue.js documentation calls it “a library for building interactive web interfaces,” but thinking of it only in interface terms would be underselling it. I think of it more as library that makes it incredibly easy to transform data into html. An added bonus is that the page is updated automatically if your data happens to change.
HTTP/2 is the first major revision of HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) in the last 15 years. HTTP is the backbone protocol of the web that standardizes the way in which an application connects to a server to transfer Hypertext.
I began my professional design career ten years ago, and I’ve learned a lot along the way. I’ve had the opportunity to work at both large and small companies, and even ventured out on my own for a brief period of time. As I hit this ten-year mark, I began to reflect on the things I have learned, and wanted to share them with those who may be seeking some guidance getting started—or those just needing some encouragement.
First impressions are one of the keys to success in business. How you present yourself speaks volumes to potential clients or partners. One of the first things that is noticed is your brand itself. I have always used the analogy that a brand is like a suit your company wears. You want your suit to look sharp, classy, and perfectly tailored so as to leave a positive memorable experience.