How many of you heard about the next website: sixrevisions.com? And if you didn’t heard about Sixrevision let me tell you about it in a few words – Six Revisions is a website that publishes practical and useful articles for designers and web developers.
Exactly. So if you are a designer or a developer you must read that blog too. And this is why today we are having Jacob Gube, the founder of this great website, at the “Creatopy Ad Talk” category. We will talk with him about how he got started in design, how he describe the relationship between design and advertising and what he is doing to keep his ideas freah.
Official Website: www.sixrevisions.com
How did you get started in design and how long have you been doing it for?
“I started out as a freelance graphic designer roughly 12-13 years ago. I got jobs mostly online, and I worked with small and new businesses helping them develop their company’s visual identity. I don’t do this type of work any more though, I’m a front-end developer/designer now.”
Which part of the design process do you enjoy the most and why?
“The idea-development process is usually the most fun. The project is new at this stage, there aren’t any unbreakable rules yet, no permanent commitments in terms of creative direction, so you have utmost freedom to explore your ideas.”
How would you describe the relationship between design and advertising in a digital marketing strategy?
“They’re closely tied, very rarely does one succeed without the other. And the purpose behind design and advertising is the same: To share a message to an audience.”
What are the most important 3 tools for you? (anything you use constantly for design, or anything you think others should use)
“Photoshop, Dropbox and Brackets are currently my most frequently-used tools.”
What do you do to keep your ideas fresh?
“One of the things I do is give myself time at least once a week to do a reflective session – what I call a “brain dump” – where I think about and write down anything that’s in mind. Many of these are subconscious thoughts that have been incubating throughout the week.
Doing this puts me in the habit of always exploring new ideas.”
Thank you Jacob!