There are days when I absolutely don’t want to do any work. This is a problem when my whole livelihood depends on me actually doing work. I don’t get paid to get out of bed and show up at an office. I only get paid when I’m clocking those billable hours. (No offense to people who work in offices, but I know the truth. I’ve been in offices where watching Netflix is a totally viable option.)
So, when I’m feeling like this, I would like to feel like I’m not totally wasting my life. Enter: Skillshare. I can spend hours going down the Skillshare rabbit hole. Honestly, watching other designers’ processes inspires me more than simply scrolling through Pinterest or Instagram. Sometimes, scrolling through those sites actually makes me feel worse. Like, “I’ll never be able to do that. I should just quit and be a barista (again).” But having people actually show me how they created something cool makes me feel empowered.
My 6 Favorite Classes to Watch When I Need a Pick-Me-Up
(Yup, I rewatch them… like a total weirdo.)
I picked up a few clever Photoshop tricks in this class.
I just love listening to Aaron Draplin talk.
I’m hoping that watching this dude’s videos will make his talent rub off on me.
I also read Elle Luna’s book. She’s got some smart things to say.
Another talented illustrator making things that I wish I could make.
More adorable illustrations to stare at, but this time in motion.