Jenny B Kowalski

Every Spring for the past few years I’ve been teaching a course on Creative Coding for graphic designers. Planning for the course and supporting students typically involves a lot of learning and experimentation on my part. This year, to get myself into a creative work flow and stretch myself, I’m…

I found this image online. Specifically, it’s by Anete Lūsiņa on Unsplash.

Did you know you could be sued for using someone else’s photo in your school project? Or that you could be forced to pay thousands of dollars if you put a stock photo in your blog post without permission? And what do you do when you come across someone else…

Early Concepts for Creative Coding Showpieces

The real power of creative coding comes from self-expression. With this in mind, students in Interactive Design: Creative Coding created large-scale projects to show off an area of personal interest. This project gave students the opportunity to take a creative coding project from idea…

Three different approaches to design mockups: a clay iPhone, a realistic Apple Watch, and a subtle blue frame.
Three different approaches to design mockups: a clay iPhone, a realistic Apple Watch, and a subtle blue frame.

3 minutes, 3 approaches to creating design mockups

This series of 1-minute tutorials will teach you how to show off your designs as realistic, subtle, or custom mockup in videos or looping GIFs.

To show your design as a video inside a realistic device mockup:

Tutorial Video (from TikTok): Wanna show a design inside a device mockup?

Facebook has a ton of…

Inspiration: Postcards from the Digital Public Library of America: Greenville, Indianapolis, and Utah

Ever want to make a design like those great vintage travel postcards? Ever feel confused by clipping masks or adjustment layers in Photoshop? This tutorial should help. We’ll be making a design inspired by old-fashioned “Greetings from…” postcards. For this tutorial, you will need a computer and an Adobe Creative…

Jenny B Kowalski

Graphic & Interactive Designer, Assistant Professor of Instruction at Tyler School of Art and Architecture

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