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  1. John Herreid

    Creativity Is Work

    January 9, 2015 3:54 pm 6 Comments

    I’m fortunate. Much of my day job includes creative work, including graphic design, illustration, and writing. So even when I don’t have time at the end of the day to work on personal projects, I usually still had some small bit of creative work to look back on. (The unfortunate… Read more »

    Tags: creativity design work process writing

  2. John Herreid

    Plateaus and Gaps

    April 25, 2014 11:37 am 3 Comments

    When I first started working in graphic design, there was one book in particular that I wanted to design a cover for: Manalive by G.K. Chesterton. I even created some mock covers that have thankfully vanished in the mists of time. I wasn’t ready at that time to design a… Read more »

    Tags: creative process creativity design education

  3. John Herreid

    As a graphic designer, it’s all too tempting to simply rely solely on Photoshop and the digital effects that it can provide. The problem is: everything starts looking the same. Check out your local bookstore’s collection of recent novels, especially genre fiction, and you’ll see what seems like the same… Read more »

    Tags: book art cover design design