I belong to a website called Alignable, and how often do I hear small business owners complaining about “not getting ranked” and how all the “big business” is killing small business. After a while, your humble narrator has to jump in and open a can of whoop ass. Maybe you will find this interesting, as […]
What's The F*#king Word?
The occasional rantings and ravings of Philip C Lee, a creative dude in an often constraining world.
The scams on us creative types never ceases to amaze me. We are often seen as people bordering homelessness who will do any “make money quick” scheme, as long as it involves being creative. This is just an overview of a phone conversation I had this evening with someone trying to work that shtick. First […]
I recently watched this Abbott & Costello video, and figured out the math some clients try to use on creative people. Go ahead and watch it…I’ll wait. Now you see what happened there? At the time, it makes perfect sense. And most clients who utilize our services talk about how they aren’t making enough to […]
My name is Philip Lee, and I am the creative director for Philly Puddy Designs. I have been doing graphic design, videography and digital art since 1997, but I have been creative pretty much most of my life. I create professionally. Other than that, I am just a regular guy. I am pretty far from cool. I love to watch shows about ghost hunting and true crime, and will always have a soft spot for the movie, An American Tale. If you don’t cry during that movie, you are not human. Just my opinion.
Yet, that is not the reason I am doing this blogging thing. How about we get to that, shall we?
I have been debating for a long time whether writing a blog as a designer and videographer was a good idea. It can be a double-edged sword in this field. Every designer and their mother has a blog of some sort displaying their skills, which some people love and others hate. But then it hit me! That’s the problem in our field! Too many people trying to put creativity and technique into a box, and thinking it should be so. But wouldn’t that be the antithesis of creativity? For years, even the masters did battle with the common thought of their day, only to be vindicated with time. I think that is what each generation forgets: Just because it is different, doesn’t mean it is wrong.
So I decided to take a philosophic approach to this. Instead of trying to dazzling you my fabulous skills, or my elaborate techniques, I figured how I would approach what I do, and own it. Likewise, I would like to encourage others in my field of creativity to stress less about what others think about how they get to an outcome and worry more about the outcome: Good stuff.