design

OC of my favourite childhood cartoon heroes, hope you like them!

Minimalist design project created in Illustrator. Used favourite childhood cartoon heroes as inspiration for design.

Group-layeredGroup-DividedAsh-Solo Wolverine-Solo  Goku-Solo   Prime-SoloTai-Solo

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Font Creation – Lexi

Recently I spent upwards of 20 hours working on my first font. Upon completion I realized I hated it and scraped the font and began working on the font below. I went for a much simpler font and was much happier with the results. I’d love to hear what you think and any advice you have to improve it. In the coming weeks I hope to do a post on the creation process and some of the things I found challenging and helpful as a beginner.  The .ttf file is available for download below the image. The only thing I ask is if you use it you let me know, I’d love to see it in use!

 Lexi by Sean Reibeling

Click here for download!

What’s been happening & what’s happening in the future

we were on a break

What has been happening?

Alright, alright, I was on a break. It wasn’t really intentional. Life and school got busy and writing here became more work than pleasure. Between school and work, the remaining hours were spent unwinding. The fact Friends is now on Netflix doesn’t help matters either. I haven’t been entirely dead on my site though. I’ve been self-teaching and doing design work. I’ve been primarily using Illustrator and GIMP. Some of the work I’ve been doing can be seen under the portfolio tab above, I’m always looking for constructive criticism to help myself improve. I have really enjoyed working on design lately, hence why it has taken over my free time.

The future?

There are a couple of projects I have lined up for the coming months.

Design

I’m going to continue working and self-teaching myself design. My projects will be posted into my portfolio on this site. On top of this I am going to start writing about design. I am not an expert, therefore I don’t intend to write like an expert. Instead I will be writing on topics that I found incredibly useful as a beginner.

Business

I started this site to share my knowledge and opinions on topics in the business world, primarily marketing. I intend to get back to that in the future.

PR Manager for a Superhero

This random writing project I started in the summer got put on the back burner when school started again. I actually really enjoyed working on these short stories. It allowed me to write about business topics while being able to add humor and a story line. This series also received a great deal more traffic to my blog due to the nature of the writing. Therefore continuing this project makes sense on all fronts. Drives traffic and I enjoy working on it, a pretty great combination.

Business Book Reviews

In recent months I have seen a tradition in my reading habits from strictly pleasure reading to reading business related books. It may be because I’m getting old, but I attribute it more to be passionate about the industry I’m in, and in my opinion that certainly is not a bad thing. I will be using these books as inspiration for blog posts and I will also be writing reviews on the texts, as well. I will discuss the value of the knowledge presented and summarize the key points of the text. I will do my best to be objective, but the posts will be based on my opinions. If you disagree with my reviews on a book, let me know! I may have missed something you caught, or misunderstood a section I found detrimental to the book.

This is what I have planned for the future months, like most things it is subject to change, but most importantly I’ll be actually writing again and I hope you enjoy it!

Thanks for reading,

Sean Reibeling