This is a FREE site where people can post their artwork, put them in different categories, and get opinions of other artists. It is similar to a blog, facebook, or pinterest. It has a really cool gallery set up and you can submit artwork to different “groups” to get your art more noticed. There are so many different things on this website, you can search by category or by artist. You can learn about community projects that are available or what people have done. You can also learn about design contests that you can submit work for. An artist can also sell their work on this site.

These are examples of artwork that is on the homepage or the website.

fashion photography example


drawing example


photography


product design example


As you can see there are different types of artwork submitted to this site. There is also written work that I couldn’t post because it was way too large!

Here’s the link to this website: http://browse.deviantart.com/

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FA Design – Self-Promo

November 29, 2012

Francisco Aveledo created a self-promotion that is very simple, but makes an impact and leaves it’s mark. I really like this approach because he created a logo that could be noticed and used on a number of sizes of items. I also really like simplicity because it makes it’s “stamp” so to speak without taking over the entire design. He incorporated his logo into everything and can change color when needed to emphasize a different design; he also puts his design on the web and keeps it very simple and classy, in order to put the spotlight on the artwork.

The Website for this is: http://www.behance.net/gallery/FA-Design-Self-Identity-Promos-and-Website/993367

Online Promotion

November 29, 2012

This work is posted on the website called The Untapped Source (due to the websites protection settings I had to take a screen shot of “dude…heavy” a digital piece by Chris Butler).  I like the overall feeling of this website; the background is minimal, allowing the work to stand out and take center stage, but it still manages to have all of the information readily available.  Another aspect of the website I like is the categories the website divides the pieces into.  Unlike just a gallery of images, the viewer can pick New Art, Digital Art, Photography, or Traditional Art.  The thumbnails change with every site visit.  All you have to do is join the website to upload your works to sell.  Basic membership is free, but there is a limit of 30 pieces you can upload with limited tags for searches and a 3 gallery limit.  For $7.95 per month or $75.00 a year you can have unlimited artworks with priority placement in search results and other benefits.  The website does the printing and ships to the customer.  Their cost/ benefit example is

For example, a Canvas Print 20″x30″:

Retail Price (price print sells for):  $200
Base Price (printing cost): -$  68
Profit:  $132

So, in this scenario, the artist would make $132 profit for the sold print.

The link to the website is http://www.theuntappedsource.com/.  Even if you do not want to join there are some very worthwhile pieces to view on this site!

Carbonmade Online Portfolio

November 29, 2012

 

The online portfolio site I chose is called Carbonmade. This site provides a service where artists can post images, projects, and full portfolios on their own page. There is a free option called “Meh” where you are allowed to post 5 projects (35 images) and an option with a monthly fee of $12 per month where you can post 50 projects (500 images, and 10  videos) called “Whoo”. They advertise this service as simple to use, easy on the eyes, and hassle free. Their target audience is illustrators, photographers, architects, and designers. I think this site has an overall fun feel…and I really liked their “about” page where you can meet the team behind the scene and get to know a little bit more about who is providing this service to artists.  Carbonmade is located in NYC. Click here to view their site.

Creative Self Promotion

November 29, 2012

For the creative self-promotion piece, I chose a portfolio done when the designer, Susan Redmond Murphy was a student.  Her piece has a distinct balance between being eye catching and artistic and being a portfolio.

 

In the portfolio, you can clearly see the presence of necessary information with the text and the inserted booklet that has her best work laid out in a straight forward way.  By adding more subtle backgrounds she allows the work to speak for itself.  I enjoy the dark fuchsia color as well as the swirl design.  Even the way she placed “print work” is typographically interesting and works very well.  The last page comes with a removable business card which is clever and useful.  Here is a link back to the blog where I found her work http://idesigniblog.com/2012/07/17/student-profile-susan-redmond-murphy/    and here is a link back to Susan’s actual blog with some interesting pieces http://susanredmondmurphy.blogspot.co.uk/.

 

Interesting Self-Promotion

November 28, 2012

A man named Richie Brumfield has created his own self-promoting piece. It’s a booklet with pictures and also a CD of his portfolio. The design in amazing and very neat and interesting. Instead of a business card or simply emailing his digital portfolio it’s all together and is much more interesting.

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http://www.behance.net/Gallery/2008-Self-Promotion/248954

 

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This is an example of information design, it’s simple and clean and interesting to look at. The key is very small and the information is spaced out into a spherical form which I believe works for this subject rather than a graph. I like the plain colors, I think that if it were more colorful then it would start to get confusing because the earth would have to be more detailed. Like most designs using a red or blue, color simply wouldn’t work for this one. This design was created by Michæl Paukner, he has a lot of others like this.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelpaukner/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelpaukner/4314987544/