My first Adobe MAX conference!

The Adobe team flew me out to LA to attend the Adobe MAX conference! Here’s what I got up to…

This was SUCH a fun conference! There were so many people, but it was really well organised. I did wish there were more advanced workshops etc as there were a lot focussed on beginners, but I managed to find great sessions to attend, and the keynotes in particular were so good!!

Huge thanks to Adobe for sponsoring my trip over!

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Chris & Ben: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheSkoolRocks
Michael: https://instagram.com/nobodybut.you
Karen: https://youtube.com/karen
Dansky: https://youtube.com/foreverdansky

Check out all the announcements here: https://theblog.adobe.com/liberating-your-creativity-with-the-next-generation-of-creative-cloud/

Check out all the cool Adobe Sneaks here: https://theblog.adobe.com/what-you-missed-from-sneaks-at-max-2018/

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Hello there! I’m Charli and I’m a web and graphic designer from New Zealand currently living in London and posting design videos every Saturday about tools, projects, and concepts and vlogs every Tuesday about my life as a designer. Please subscribe and say hi in the comments so we can be friends ๐Ÿ™‚

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Music: Joakim Karud

My gorgeous intro animation was created by hand lettering animator Austin Saylor, you should hire him to do yours too: http://www.austinsaylor.com/

Improve your designs with ITERATION

Your first idea is never your best. Iteration will make you a better designer! Please remember to subscribe http://bit.ly/1aE5UOT

In this video I demonstrate the iteration/design process with a graphic to advertise a workshop, but I go through this same iteration process when I design websites. I hope this video answers questions about why you should ‘bother’ to design first before you code, and I hope it encourages you to really push your ideas further. Don’t settle for the first thing you create! You can always find small ways to improve it.

A side note that i didn’t cover in the video, is you also need to know when to end the iteration process. I could have kept going for days trying different things with this graphic, but there was other work to do! So another part of iterating is learning when to stop; when to call it ‘done’ and move on to the next project!

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Hello there! I’m Charli and I’m a web and graphic designer from New Zealand currently living in London and posting design videos every Saturday about tools, projects, and concepts and vlogs every Tuesday about my life as a designer. Please subscribe and say hi in the comments so we can be friends ๐Ÿ™‚

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// MUSIC & TECH

Music: DJ Quads

My gorgeous intro animation was created by hand lettering animator Austin Saylor, you should hire him to do yours too: http://www.austinsaylor.com/

“Day in my life” campaign video shoot! ๐ŸŽฅ #ad

I’m in an ad campaign! Whaaat!
This video is sponsored by WD My Passport SSD, get one here: http://bit.ly/2xXbZoY

To promote the WD My Passport SSD, the team interviewed me about my life as a creative professional and how important data storage is to me. It was SO RAD to be involved with it and so exciting to work with a professional film crew! I hope you enjoy seeing a little vlog of the day, and also the finished campaign video! I’m so proud to be involved with it ๐Ÿ™‚

Get the WD My Passport SSD here: http://bit.ly/2xXbZoY

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// ENJOY MY VIDEOS?

My videos no longer have pre-roll ads because I think ads are annoying. That means you don’t have to sit through ads, and it also means I don’t earn anything from the content I put on YouTube. If you want to support me and my channel the best thing you can do is join my Patreon!

You’ll get tons of extra content and ways to learn, like behind-the-scenes process info, downloadable assets or even a monthly group Google Hangout! Choose your tier and sign up here:

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// ABOUT ME

Hello there! I’m Charli and I’m a web and graphic designer from New Zealand currently living in London and posting design videos every Saturday about tools, projects, and concepts and vlogs every Tuesday about my life as a designer. Please subscribe and say hi in the comments so we can be friends ๐Ÿ™‚

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Blog: http://www.charlimarie.com
Online apparel store: http://linernotekids.com/
Design portfolio: http://charlimarie.com/portfolio
Podcast: http://designlife.fm

// SOCIAL

Twitter: https://twitter.com/charliprangley
Instagram: http://instagram.com/charliprangley
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/charlimarieTV
Snapchat: charlimarietv

My sister SmayJay’s channel: http://www.youtube.com/frangisamme

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// MUSIC & TECH

Music: Joakim Karud

My gorgeous intro animation was created by hand lettering animator Austin Saylor, you should hire him to do yours too: http://www.austinsaylor.com/

How to convert a Figma design to Webflow

Tips and advice for a quick workflow moving from Figma to Webflow! I’m proud to have Webflow as a sponsor for this video. Try out converting your Figma designs to a working website here: https://wfl.io/figma

Converting your design mockup to a working website is made soooo much easier with Webflow. It’s a visual code tool, so even though you’re dragging elements onto a canvas and changing settings to style like you would in a design tool, you’re creating code as you do it. Here’s my workflow for taking a design in Figma and bringing it to life in Webflow!

Try Webflow out here: https://wfl.io/figma

and visit my finished page here: https://designlife.fm/community

Why I switched from Sketch to Figma: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIyhqEra7Sc

More Webflow tips and tricks and process videos here! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrJQSKQvgHS4nDWb8QCfYV0fJNP8-M_gc

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// ENJOY MY VIDEOS?

My videos no longer have pre-roll ads because I think ads are annoying. That means you don’t have to sit through ads, and it also means I don’t earn anything from the content I put on YouTube. If you want to support me and my channel the best thing you can do is join my Patreon!

You’ll get tons of extra content and ways to learn, like behind-the-scenes process info, downloadable assets or even a monthly group Google Hangout! Choose your tier and sign up here:

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// ABOUT ME

Hello there! I’m Charli and I’m a web and graphic designer from New Zealand currently living in London and posting design videos every Saturday about tools, projects, and concepts and vlogs every Tuesday about my life as a designer. Please subscribe and say hi in the comments so we can be friends ๐Ÿ™‚

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Blog: http://www.charlimarie.com
Online apparel store: http://linernotekids.com/
Design portfolio: http://charlimarie.com/portfolio
Podcast: http://designlife.fm

// SOCIAL

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Instagram: http://instagram.com/charliprangley
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/charlimarieTV

My sister SmayJay’s channel: http://www.youtube.com/frangisamme

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// MUSIC & TECH

Music: YouTube Audio Library

My gorgeous intro animation was created by hand lettering animator Austin Saylor, you should hire him to do yours too: http://www.austinsaylor.com/

My biggest fear as a designer

An honest chat about something that’s on my mind and I think is holding me back. Please remember to subscribe http://bit.ly/1aE5UOT and expand to read more!

Imposter syndrome is a bitch. I know I care way too much about what other people think of me, but I do really want to be respected as a designer. And I also want to feel like I’m deserving of that respect! I realise that the way i talked about focussing on my career might have come across like I’m not making videos anymore?? But that’s for sure not the case! You’ll see me in your subscription boxes every single week, just as I have been making a new video every week for almost 5 years now.

Thank you thank you for 100,000 subscribers. That’s huge and I can’t believe it. And I also feel like I don’t deserve it lol thanks imposter syndrome for that too. I’m excited to share what I’m learning with you and to talk about design projects I’m working on.

What’s a fear that’s holding you back? If you feel comfortable sharing, I’d love to hear about it in the comments.

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// ENJOY MY VIDEOS?

My videos no longer have pre-roll ads because I think ads are annoying. That means you don’t have to sit through ads, and it also means I don’t earn anything from the content I put on YouTube. If you want to support me and my channel the best thing you can do is join my Patreon!

You’ll get tons of extra content and ways to learn, like behind-the-scenes process info, downloadable assets or even a monthly group Google Hangout! Choose your tier and sign up here:

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// ABOUT ME

Hello there! I’m Charli and I’m a web and graphic designer from New Zealand currently living in London and posting design videos every Saturday about tools, projects, and concepts and vlogs every Tuesday about my life as a designer. Please subscribe and say hi in the comments so we can be friends ๐Ÿ™‚

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Blog: http://www.charlimarie.com
Online apparel store: http://linernotekids.com/
Design portfolio: http://charlimarie.com/portfolio
Podcast: http://designlife.fm

// SOCIAL

Twitter: https://twitter.com/charliprangley
Instagram: http://instagram.com/charliprangley
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/charlimarieTV

My sister SmayJay’s channel: http://www.youtube.com/frangisamme

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// MUSIC & TECH

Music: Joakim Karud

My gorgeous intro animation was created by hand lettering animator Austin Saylor, you should hire him to do yours too: http://www.austinsaylor.com/

Design portfolios – Giving you feedback! Episode 5 #ad

Build a beautiful custom portfolio with no coding required using this videos sponsor, Webflow! Try it free at http://wfl.io/portfolio

See more in my portfolio review series here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrJQSKQvgHS5P_0m5DjXfDUMq2uW_3r_g

Design portfolios are SO important to getting hired, and getting clients as a designer. I love giving advice to designers for improving their portfolios to help them go after their goals. If you’d like for yours to be reviewed in the next episode, submit it following the instructions here! http://charlimarie.com/portfolio-review

In this episode you’ll note I talked a lot about customisation and showing personality through your portfolio. That’s really hard to do when you’re just using a template, and that’s why I’m so happy that Webflow exists! It’s for sure making the process of creating my own personal portfolio better as I’m able to confidently bring my ideas to life without having to code them. If you’ve been wanting a custom portfolio but your coding skills have been holding you back, I highly recommend you give Webflow a try! http://wfl.io/portflio

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My videos no longer have pre-roll ads because I think ads are annoying. That means you don’t have to sit through ads, and it also means I don’t earn anything from the content I put on YouTube. If you want to support me and my channel the best thing you can do is join my Patreon!

You’ll get tons of extra content and ways to learn, like behind-the-scenes process info, downloadable assets or even a monthly group Google Hangout! Choose your tier and sign up here:

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// ABOUT ME

Hello there! I’m Charli and I’m a web and graphic designer from New Zealand currently living in London and posting design videos every Saturday about tools, projects, and concepts and vlogs every Tuesday about my life as a designer. Please subscribe and say hi in the comments so we can be friends ๐Ÿ™‚

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Blog: http://www.charlimarie.com
Online apparel store: http://linernotekids.com/
Design portfolio: http://charlimarie.com/portfolio
Podcast: http://designlife.fm

// SOCIAL

Twitter: https://twitter.com/charliprangley
Instagram: http://instagram.com/charliprangley
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/charlimarieTV
Snapchat: charlimarietv

My sister SmayJay’s channel: http://www.youtube.com/frangisamme

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Music: YouTube Audio Library

My gorgeous intro animation was created by hand lettering animator Austin Saylor, you should hire him to do yours too: http://www.austinsaylor.com/

A weekly vlog again finally?! (Design work + a DIY haircut!)

THE VLOG IS BACK. Please remember to subscribe if you want to see more: http://bit.ly/1aE5UOT

real talk: I’ve started many vlogs over the past few months and just not finished them. With this vlog right here I feel like I found my love of vlogging again. Nothing much exciting happens. It’s me in my flat working, signing along to music, having a chat and messing around with my hair. But I love that it’s an accurate representation of my life that week!

I’m looking forward to vlogging more in future weeks and sharing more of my life with you ๐Ÿ™‚

#lifeasadesigner

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// ENJOY MY VIDEOS?

My videos no longer have pre-roll ads because I think ads are annoying. That means you don’t have to sit through ads, and it also means I don’t earn anything from the content I put on YouTube. If you want to support me and my channel the best thing you can do is join my Patreon!

You’ll get tons of extra content and ways to learn, like behind-the-scenes process info, downloadable assets or even a monthly group Google Hangout! Choose your tier and sign up here:

http://patreon.com/charlimarie

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// ABOUT ME

Hello there! I’m Charli and I’m a web and graphic designer from New Zealand currently living in London and posting design videos every Saturday about tools, projects, and concepts and vlogs every Tuesday about my life as a designer. Please subscribe and say hi in the comments so we can be friends ๐Ÿ™‚

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// MORE

Blog: http://www.charlimarie.com
Online apparel store: http://linernotekids.com/
Design portfolio: http://charlimarie.com/portfolio
Podcast: http://designlife.fm

// SOCIAL

Twitter: https://twitter.com/charliprangley
Instagram: http://instagram.com/charliprangley
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/charlimarieTV
Snapchat: charlimarietv

My sister SmayJay’s channel: http://www.youtube.com/frangisamme

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// MUSIC & TECH

The music in this vlog was kindly provided by a band called Wayside Story. Check out their EP ‘Young Adult Fiction’ on Bandcamp, it’s only $1!!
https://waysidestory.bandcamp.com/album/young-adult-fiction

Wayside Story on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WaysideStory
Wayside Story on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/waysidestory

My gorgeous intro animation was created by hand lettering animator Austin Saylor, you should hire him to do yours too: http://www.austinsaylor.com/

How (& WHY) to share your unfinished work for feedback!

I know, I know! It’s scary to share work that you know isn’t great yet… but here’s why you should do it, and how to get value from the process!

Please remember to subscribe http://bit.ly/1aE5UOT

Learning how to get used to sharing work that isn’t in a finished state is a vital part of becoming a designer. Getting feedback on work as you go, rather than when you’re ‘finished’ will stop you from going down the wrong path and will vastly improve your design process. In this video i share my top tips for how to have a positive experience when sharing your unfinished work. Hope you enjoy it!

Make sure to complete the mission I give at the end and report back in the comments ๐Ÿ™‚

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My videos no longer have pre-roll ads because I think ads are annoying. That means you don’t have to sit through ads, and it also means I don’t earn anything from the content I put on YouTube. If you want to support me and my channel the best thing you can do is join my Patreon!

You’ll get tons of extra content and ways to learn, like behind-the-scenes process info, downloadable assets or even a monthly group Google Hangout! Choose your tier and sign up here:

http://patreon.com/charlimarie

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// ABOUT ME

Hello there! I’m Charli and I’m a web and graphic designer from New Zealand currently living in London and posting design videos every Saturday about tools, projects, and concepts and vlogs every Tuesday about my life as a designer. Please subscribe and say hi in the comments so we can be friends ๐Ÿ™‚

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// MORE

Blog: http://www.charlimarie.com
Online apparel store: http://linernotekids.com/
Design portfolio: http://charlimarie.com/portfolio
Podcast: http://designlife.fm

// SOCIAL

Twitter: https://twitter.com/charliprangley
Instagram: http://instagram.com/charliprangley
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/charlimarieTV
Snapchat: charlimarietv

My sister SmayJay’s channel: http://www.youtube.com/frangisamme

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// MUSIC & TECH

Music by Joakim Karud http://soundcloud.com/joakimkarud

My gorgeous intro animation was created by hand lettering animator Austin Saylor, you should hire him to do yours too: http://www.austinsaylor.com/

Setting career goals! ๐Ÿš€

Chatting about the goals I have for my career, and encouraging you to set your own too! Please remember to subscribe http://bit.ly/1aE5UOT

Having goals to work towards is super important for your growth. I just felt like turning on my camera and chatting a little bit about my career goals and how they’ve changed over time. And how my approach to setting goals has changed too! Hope you find it interesting ๐Ÿ™‚ I’d love to hear about any goals you have for your career in the comments!

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// ENJOY MY VIDEOS?

My videos no longer have pre-roll ads because I think ads are annoying. That means you don’t have to sit through ads, and it also means I don’t earn anything from the content I put on YouTube. If you want to support me and my channel the best thing you can do is join my Patreon!

You’ll get tons of extra content and ways to learn, like behind-the-scenes process info, downloadable assets or even a monthly group Google Hangout! Choose your tier and sign up here:

http://patreon.com/charlimarie

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// ABOUT ME

Hello there! I’m Charli and I’m a web and graphic designer from New Zealand currently living in London and posting design videos every Saturday about tools, projects, and concepts and vlogs every Tuesday about my life as a designer. Please subscribe and say hi in the comments so we can be friends ๐Ÿ™‚

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// MORE

Blog: http://www.charlimarie.com
Online apparel store: http://linernotekids.com/
Design portfolio: http://charlimarie.com/portfolio
Podcast: http://designlife.fm

// SOCIAL

Twitter: https://twitter.com/charliprangley
Instagram: http://instagram.com/charliprangley
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/charlimarieTV
Snapchat: charlimarietv

My sister SmayJay’s channel: http://www.youtube.com/frangisamme

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// MUSIC & TECH

Music: DJ Quads

My gorgeous intro animation was created by hand lettering animator Austin Saylor, you should hire him to do yours too: http://www.austinsaylor.com/