The RECYCLIST

It’s not a new thing for me to care about the Earth and always try to find ways to be more sustainable. With everything constantly evolving around us, new technologies, new concepts, new knowledge, being environmentally friendly also means keeping educating yourself, your family, and also whoever else listens.
So any opportunity to spread the word again and again is never a waste of time.
The iPic Theaters just held the iPic Member Film Festival for short films focused on the environment. The objective was to create a two to six minute video that complies with the requirements of the Official Rules on the theme of earth preservation. The Contest began on December 15, 2011 and ends on April 22, 2012.
I’m proud to say that I coincidentally got involved in a great movie that is one of the front runners of the festival – The Recyclist, by Shane Alexander.
It was hilarious to play the BAD character… but hey.. anything to get the right message to people!

I’m finally on Behance

Well actually I’ve had my Behance.net account for many months already, but couldn’t find any time to organize and prepare my portfolio before uploading it.

Behance is the leading online platform for creative professionals. That’s what they say ;) But, hey, it’s another place to publish your portfolio if you’re a creative. It’s been out there for quite some time and it truly seems to be a good one. I like the simplicity of updating my profile, creating a new folder (“Project”) and uploading multiple images with one click. Customizing the color scheme and fonts is another huge plus for me. As much as I like it simple and I’m not any more into over-customizing everything  (maybe it’s also the matter of having no time for it…), some images just look better on dark, and some on light backgrounds right? ;)
And it really is one of the super inspiring places on the internet. Filled with (and reserved for) professional artists from all over the world, it can be a sweet treat to browse through so many beautiful stuff of all kinds.
I suppose it’s a great networking tool as well but I can’t say anything about that part yet, since I’ve been using it for 2 days now.

Anyway, I do recommend getting an account if you can. Or just bookmarking and visiting for your viewing pleasure ;)
And of course please stop by and check my portfolios from time to time: www.behance.net/PUNIAF

Music and light inspired

After the self-promotion materials are sent to work for you, sometimes there is a moment for pure fun again. The truth is, however, that in this constant learning process, pulling all-nighters without having any deadline, but just for the pleasure of creating, is as important as working on a paying project. Or at least I believe so.

Every time I get inspired and can’t stop myself from digging deeper to see more and more, I know that in the end (read: at sunrise) I will learn something new. Again.
Coming across amazing photographs, or other designers’ inspiring works, then digging for new brushes, techniques, ideas, only to get hungry for more and too excited to go to bed before installing and trying new toys ;) If you’re a creative kind you know what I’m talking about.

So that’s exactly how I spent last night ;) and here is what was born at sunrise:

Composers mind (or how a graphic designer imagines it ;))
Composer at work (or how a graphic designer imagines it ;))

In case someone finds it useful here is the “before” photo + a few tips below:

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