On my personal site and blog, which is Wordpress-based I created a guide today and mentioned Artistic Counterculture. The guide includes gifs or videos I created using Licecap for Mac as well as screenshots of me using Adobe Illustrator in order to edit logos.
You can read the guide or article here. The focus is on getting rid of text on a logo to either have it completely gone or replaced with new and updated text. In my case I wanted text for a personal business card gone to showcase a pure logo without my personal information on it. However, I lost the original source vector file saved in .ai or .pdf and only had the raster files left. The vector files I have all contained my personal information.
So what I decided to do was use a fresh gradient on top of the already-present background gradient to blend the background in without the text or font showing. I started doing this and kept running into trouble with the gradient because when I used the eyedropper tool the whole rectangle fill would turn that color even when I had the gradient window open and one of the color dots selected where I wanted an eyedropper tool to replace the color.
Recently, I wrote an article for Forbes with all of the art or graphics being my own as well. The theme was robotics, automation and machine learning. I wrote about it and showed more samples on the blog section of the site here. However, here is a link to the actual article. Here are some samples or variations of this robotic theme I created using Illustrator and iPad raster apps in tandem.
Dribble is an interesting social media and graphic design upload service that allows you to showcase your work to other graphic designers. You can do things such as liking other artists' works or adding them to a bucket list of interesting images. It is also a nice tool to showcase some of the things you've been working on. It supports bitmap or raster image uploads and animations (which I assume to be GIFs).
Here is a link to my profile as the founder of this site.
We have decided to add resume services to our list of services we offer. Maciej Duraj or our founder has written a blog post recently with his graphic design CV that he created entirely from scratch in Illustrator on our blog section of the site. Here is a direct link to the post and it shows CV/resume samples. Here is the direct link to the PDF file as a sample of the type of CVs or resumes we can create in an artistic fashion.
Here are some recent samples of my work creating logos for business cards, which can also be used for other purposes (such as website logos). I will detail the process more thoroughly on the blog, but here are some samples:
Logging into the Weebly CMS earlier, I noticed that my analytics is showing we have had more than 115 unique visitors to the site this week. This is great news as it shows our content is generating interest.
So after being rejected by a couple of major publications I decided to post my article, I previously mentioned I was working on, related to geoblocking and geographic barriers to efficient Internet use (including language being forced on you by Google among many other issues) when traveling or living abroad. I will still try to rework my pitches and angles and try pitching something along these lines, but maybe with a less general focus and based more on my personal experiences in europe thus far. However, here is what I have written thus far and hope you find interesting:
I will try to post this as is shown on my personal blog here as well, but for now the link should do. I also added all the graphic design myself using Illustrator and used one of them as a custom logo or banner for my personal site.
Here is a sample of a translation I have recently done for a company seeking app translators from English to Polish. It shows my skills in Polish and how I can translate text between English and Polish or vice versa for your needs. This is another service we can offer here for your brand.
Below is the PDF file that was exported from Pages. However, if you have Pages, check the Pages file below it.