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Posted by on May 29, 2013 in Information, inspiration | 0 comments

Websites and Blogs I Follow

4 years ago I saw a design & art related blog that has lots of information, tutorials, and inspiration, and thought that I want to start something like that! And that’s how this blog was born. Even with the lack of activity of this blog, at least I’m updating once every few months. Hehe.

So anyway, in this post, I’m gonna share websites and blogs I follow and I will update this post from time to time.

http://abduzeedo.com/ – Collection of visual inspiration and useful tutorials

http://blog.iso50.com/ – Musician and artist, blogs about music and design

http://blog.mingthein.com/ – Ming Thein, photographer’s blog. I like how he share his reviews, opinions, philosophies about photography.

http://robinwong.blogspot.com/ – An engineer who’s really into photography

http://www.behance.net/ – Great source of inspiration for all design related fields

http://www.behance.net/galleries/curated – Curated galleries of top creative work, powered by Behance

http://www.1x.com/ – Photography inspiration

http://www.thephoblographer.com/ – Photography blog, gear reviews

http://bewaremag.com/en/ – Visual inspiration

http://www.fubiz.net/ – Visual inspiration

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/ – Visual inspiration

http://www.ted.com/ – Share ideas

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Posted by on May 14, 2013 in blog, Experiment, inspiration | 0 comments

My Tumblr Blog: 1day1design

My Tumblr Blog: 1day1design

Back in 2011, I heard a friend says he try to design 1 thing a day, and his design sense improved gradually.

So, I thought I will give it a try and came out with 1day1design.

1day1design

1day1design

1day1design

It didn’t last long. Like another failed project just like this blog. I am lazy. The designs are random. Sometimes I use it to express my feelings or thoughts, some are just abstract. Sometimes mix my photos into the design.

1day1design

1day1design

1day1design

1day1design

I’ll try to continue this project once I got my work and personal life more organized. Practice makes perfect, I hope to improve more and produce interesting art.

You can follow my Tumblr blog, jasonmon.tumblr.com, and I’ll follow yours too.

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Posted by on May 10, 2013 in blog | 0 comments

Confessions of a Failed Blogger and Designer

It’s been awhile since I’ve updated my blog. My passion for blogging was lost. My passion for design has subside a little and shifted to photography. And I’ve been brought down by procrastination and maybe a little depression. And I’m lazy. This is why I’ve stop updating this blog for a long time.

Story Time
I did not finish my graphic design course. Bad time management, unable to deliver assignment on time, so I drop out of college.

Then I met a new friend, a photographer. We started a company with a videographer doing mostly wedding day and events photography. Learned a lot from him, but later I found that we have different views and direction, I left.

During my time in college and the photography company time, I did a lot of freelance for a small income. Logos, flyers, business cards, bunting, websites, CD packaging, etc… I didn’t manage my time wisely, and procrastinate a lot, making some unsatisfied clients.

While doing freelance, I have lots of free time for myself, I lack self discipline, skill and experience. So I decided to work in an agency to learn, and also to get a more stable income.

I’m thankful that my brother introduce me to his friend, and he’s looking for people to work for him, so I went to the interview with a weak portfolio and no certificate in design, but got the job, probably because they were in their peak season and also because of my brother’s recommendation. I’ve been working here 8 months now, but still learning new things.

Why Start Updating This Blog Now?
The passion for design is still in my blood. When I see a beautiful design, and hope that I can create something like that. I’m still working in art & design industry, and I hope that I can improve my skills and art sense. And I hope that by keeping this blog, I can track my experiences, and also to keep my passion burning.

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