The Blog

Production journal, sketchbook, and conversations with a wandering mind.

THE CREATIVE CREATIVE S2E2: Dan is a successful television editor that spent many years working in Austin. We talk about the special qualities of the Austin media scene, and how awesome it is to have a creative community that breeds better production.

THE CREATIVE CREATIVE S2E1: Russell invited me to his home where we sat in his lovely backyard retreat talking about immersive media. 360 video, vr video and more. Russell explains the importance of the BroomX Projector and why immersive content is such an important passion of his.

THE CREATIVE CREATIVE S1E8: Alex is one cool all around creative. A multi-threat editor and animator that has worked for GSDM, Buzzfeed, and more we talk about the uncertainty of the contractor’s experience, how we communicate our skills to, and some musings on our collective experiences with clients that don’t understand us.

THE CREATIVE CREATIVE S1E6: Amy shared with me her stories as an independent producer traveling the planet bringing documentary content to life. We swap stories about the independent life, our respective experiences in video production, and an undying love for the work.

I want guests feeling comfortable and willing to open up about their journeys, experiences, and inspirations – and I can get there quicker with a lightweight setup in a back yard far easier than scheduled studio time

THE CREATIVE CREATIVE S1E7: My son could not abide being the only one left in the family not on the podcast. So we’ve jumped order a little bit to bring you one more April First episode of the Creative Creative where my six year old son answers some questions on the creativity he loves.

THE CREATIVE CREATIVE S1E5: A sweet April Fools episode where I sit down with my seven year old daughter and talk with her about being a kid and making art. This one is short and lighthearted.

THE CREATIVE CREATIVE S1E4: A Hero With a Computer, Matt talks with me about his rig, working from home, and staying balanced with a high demand career in contracting.

THE CREATIVE CREATIVE S1E3: Sara shares her work as a Software Developer, and how she arrived at this juncture as a second career individual coming off ten years experience teaching mathematics.

THE CREATIVE CREATIVE S1E2: Caegan has been an independent motion graphics artist for a decade in collaboration with national brands, agencies, and musical performance acts. He tells me about his professional creative universe, how he works, and we both wax philosophical about social media.

THE CREATIVE CREATIVE S1E1: Dane has been working for many years in Austin Texas as an editor on unscripted reality television shows. He shares his experiences, his time in Austin, and what he does to stay happy.

Having my long history and wide wide breadth of url resources all sorted and organized for my own weird quirky brain has helped me work faster

This is one of those small simple tools that has become so consistent and useful in my Photoshop workflow I utterly take it for granted, and I immediately notice its absence anytime I’m producing content away from my personal workstations.

It duplicates a prebuilt folder tree, and also supports some straightforward name replacement. Post Haste is my favorite free “boutique” app for post production workflows (with something like Jarle’s Presets probably coming in a close second).

Photoshop graphic design concept art. Portfolio practice for crpearce creative. Personal digital art exercise. June 2018.

Photoshop graphic design concept art for Left Turn Only, a creative design agency in Austin Texas. February 2018.

Photoshop graphic design concept art for Left Turn Only, a creative design agency in Austin Texas. January 2018.

Photoshop graphic design concept art. Portfolio practice for crpearce creative. Personal digital art exercise. December 2017.

The Austin Art Boards competition calls itself the “largest outdoor gallery in Texas”. Reagan Advertising maintains their unused OOH large billboards as a curated, rotating art gallery through the Austin metro area.

Photoshop graphic design concept art. Portfolio practice for crpearce creative. Personal digital art exercise. November 2017.

Photoshop graphic design concept art. Portfolio practice for crpearce creative. Personal digital art exercise. July 2017.

A personal multi-piece photoshop design exercise completed June 2017.

Key artworks representing a variety of creative services offered.

Photoshop graphic design concept art. Portfolio practice for crpearce creative. Personal digital art exercise. May 2017.

Photoshop graphic design concept art. Portfolio practice for crpearce creative. Personal digital art exercise. April 2017.

Here’s what happens when directionless creativity takes over. Emphasis on novelty and composition. No clear purpose. Photoshop. A personal exercise completed March 2017.

This is a style poster (that almost predicts the end of the world) designed and created for LTO social publishing. August 2016.

This artwork design was created for the Left Turn Only brand, it was used on a lot of social media platforms. Photoshop. July 2016.

A featured creative exploration, February 2016.

A new and improved computer desktop background image. Created and Designed in Photoshop. January 2016.

We wanted a consistent desktop image on our office computers. Dark colored, lowkey, easy on the eyes and wholly forgettable. Photoshop. December 2015.

An exercise in creating art from nothing. Using mobile apps to sample color space, visually distort the data, and iterate into beauty. October 2014.

A glitch art exploration, September 2014.

A glitch art exploration, September 2014.

This chair was discovered abandoned in a dry riverbed during a photography outing. September 2014.

A glitch art exploration where a photo I took was run through a sonification process and finished in Photoshop. August 2014.

A glitch art exploration using a tactic called sonification to turn images into audio files, and back again. July 2014.

A breakdown of the comic book coloring restoration process I have been involved with, while working on Marvel Comic properties.

Purposeless doodling, mucking about with shapes. Nothing terribly interesting. Then I put it on a giant vertical canvas with a gradient.

It’s the absolute least I could muster. Some real low effort thinking. Didn’t even try hard to find a nice font.

I’m really new with Adobe Illustrator. I downloaded some reference art, and basically traced shapes to get the van look, and borrowed bits from airplanes.

Heavily influenced by the television style design of Adult Swim’s on-air graphics, I did a doodle in a kinda creepy kinda clever vibe.

I’m not really sure what this work is all about. I worked as fast and as freeform as possible creating an aggressive and unsettling image.