Graphic Design mockups

behind the scenes, Showcasing

It has been really interesting for me to see how much the trend of print mockups has been on the internet as a way to showcase your work. Not so long ago when I first was adding portfolio items to behance I was using just screenshots of my files and now I take the time (which is getting quicker and quicker) to make mockup images. They really do tell the story better and are instantly recognisable. It is not until I see the two side-by-side that I realise this is a trend that will not be going away and this is something I am very happy with.

It certainly makes a difference when showing spreads of a book. Previously I felt the need to show the spine and edges otherwise there is no context.

using photoshop photo realistic mockup files to showcase your printed design work

I really do not think the difference is as profound with the cover but certainly, it is more obvious that this is a book cover and not a flyer or something else.mockups2But when showing something really quite big, like a billboard, the mockups are simply wonderful because it is so much easier to understand the scale in this context.

using photoshop photo realistic mockup files to showcase your printed design work

connecting to digital nomad community

Digital Nomad, Real life

I replied to a tweet from the digital nomad community. They asked to see photos of our work space for the day. Generally the images that go along with the hashtag digital nomad or remote worker show someone at the beach. This cannot be the reality.

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It was really nice getting two likes and two retweets. Because I am working remotely, it is just me and my computer which tends to get lonely. It was nice to reach out to the community of other people working remotely and get some connection in return. I feel a little less alone in my choice to work alone.