Hello tumblr friends! I just wanted to make a post about something exciting going on right now with Adobe — Adobe is offering their new Creative Cloud to students for 60% off the original price. http://repn.at/WAb5HE
The Creative Cloud enables members to access every single Adobe program on any device (including instantaneous updates and new releases). Sharing, collaboration on projects, and publishing your work are additional perks of using the cloud.
The original monthly fee is $49.99 (kind of a lot..) but NOW until March 11th, students and teachers can create a membership for 3 or 12 months for just $19.99 / month. That’s like 1 Tall Caramel Macchiato a week. Even we poor college folk can swing that. xD
If you’re not so sure about the investment, or want to learn more about the Creative Cloud, you can visit the Adobe Student webpage (students-adobe.com) or download the free 30-day trial of the cloud here: http://repn.at/WAb5HE
To all my design-loving friends and everyone who got excited about the snow today,
What nobody tells people who are beginners — and I really wish someone had told this to me … is that all of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, and it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not.
But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase. They quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know it’s normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story.
It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.