Crazy Bird Studios

I decided to start Crazy Bird Studios, a greeting card and graphic design company, after being frustrated with the lack of creativity in my technology job. I have always enjoyed making greeting cards for friends and family. I like the process of creating something that will bring a smile or a good thought to someone in need. I decided to start offering my cards to everyone. There are some great cards in various brick and mortar stores. There are also some really bad cards too. Sometimes you need a card quickly and it can’t be helped that you have to go to a store to pick one. But when you have the time, why not get something better? How many times have you seen people looking at cards and are completely stumped as to which card to get? Yes, sometimes the store doesn't have the card with the message you want to convey. But why is this every time I go? In my own way, I hope to have meaningful cards in my store. It has been surprising to find what skills you pull together to create something. I have been using my interior design skills to develop my work flow. I typically start with a sketch, whether it is paper or digital. I will then move forward to further develop sketches that I like into a prototype. From my writing experiences, I know to let the prototype mellow for a day or two and then revisit it to see if I still like the design or need to tweak a color, etc. Sometimes just when you think you are good with a design, the home office printer just doesn't like that color. Tools that I use include sketchbook and pencil, Savage Procreate for iPad, Paper by Fifty-Three for iPad, Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator. I hope you enjoy my art. Feel free to leave feedback, tweet and facebook. Check out the website at www.crazybirdstudios.com Crazy Bird Studios joined Society6 on March 3, 2014

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I decided to start Crazy Bird Studios, a greeting card and graphic design company, after being frustrated with the lack of creativity in my technology job. I have always enjoyed making greeting cards for friends and family. I like the process of creating something that will bring a smile or a good thought to someone in need.

I decided to start offering my cards to everyone. There are some great cards in various brick and mortar stores. There are also some really bad cards too. Sometimes you need a card quickly and it can’t be helped that you have to go to a store to pick one. But when you have the time, why not get something better? How many times have you seen people looking at cards and are completely stumped as to which card to get? Yes, sometimes the store doesn't have the card with the message you want to convey. But why is this every time I go? In my own way, I hope to have meaningful cards in my store.

It has been surprising to find what skills you pull together to create something. I have been using my interior design skills to develop my work flow. I typically start with a sketch, whether it is paper or digital. I will then move forward to further develop sketches that I like into a prototype. From my writing experiences, I know to let the prototype mellow for a day or two and then revisit it to see if I still like the design or need to tweak a color, etc. Sometimes just when you think you are good with a design, the home office printer just doesn't like that color.

Tools that I use include sketchbook and pencil, Savage Procreate for iPad, Paper by Fifty-Three for iPad, Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator. I hope you enjoy my art. Feel free to leave feedback, tweet and facebook. Check out the website at www.crazybirdstudios.com

Crazy Bird Studios joined Society6 on March 3, 2014.

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