Jul 09

Interview with Colorburned Editor Grant Friedman

Thu, 07/09/2009 - 03:00 — julie

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Creative Nerds interview with colorburned editor and founder Grant Freidman. Grant Friedman a successful blogger and also a freelance web graphic designer. A great interview with a great blogger and designer which is a must read article.

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Lets start the interview..

Can you give us a brief insight on who you are and what you do?

My name is Grant Friedman. I am a graphic designer, web designer, author, and blogger. I am the editor of Colorburned.com, a popular graphic design blog that provides high quality design resources, Photoshop brushes, Illustrator brushes, vectors, patterns, textures, tutorials, and design-related articles to its readers.

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How do you start your typical working day as a blogger and freelancer?

My typical work day starts around 10 a.m. When I wake up the first thing I do is check my email, Twitter, and Facebook for messages. Then I usually take a look at my website’s analytics for the day. After that I begin working on whatever project that I’m working on. At some point during the day I take a break to go to the gym. After that I start work again until my eyes are blurry.

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What’s your ideal web project?

I love working with a team of designers. I fully understand that I’m not an expert in everything so I always enjoy working with people who compliment my skills. I also enjoy projects that give me a lot of creative freedom.image

 

You create some beautiful designs, where would you say you find your inspiration ?

I find inspiration all over the place. There is a lot of inspiration on the web but I also try looking for inspiration in real life. You would be amazed at all the cool stuff you can find just by walking the streets in your home town; whether it’s large or small.

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Being a blogger and a freelance web/graphic designer how do you allocate time to work on both blogging and freelancing projects as well as allocating time for your personal life?

I always find time to do what’s important to me. For me getting to the gym is very important. As a designer, I tend to sit in one place for a long period of time. So it’s important for me to stay fit. I also enjoy travelling so I have to make sure that I get all my blog posts written before I leave for my trips. It takes a bit of planning but I’ve found that the freelance/blogging lifestyle compliments my personal life very well.

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What upcoming projects are you currently working on or what plans have you got for future?

Right now I’m preparing for the launch of my new book “Retro Style Graphics” I spent the last 9 months working on it so I’m very excited to see it in stores this September. I am also working to expand the number of posts that I publish on my website from 3 to 5 posts per week.

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Any blogging tips for upcoming bloggers or new people considering creating a blog?

One thing that I always tell to first time bloggers is that the focus of your blog is bound to change after you get the swing of things. It’s not something that you will be able to plan for but you should definitely keep it in mind.image

 

Its time to spice up the interview a bit, This section of the interview is called this or that.

1) Photoshop or Illustrator?

Illustrator. Photoshop is great for adding texture and lighting but nothing is better than Illustrator when it comes to drawing shapes and creating layouts.

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2. PC or Mac?

I’m currently a PC but I plan to switch to Mac within the next few months. So I guess I will have to take a rain check on this question.image

3. Textures or Vector Patterns?

Vector patterns. I love vector patterns. Even without texture a pattern always works to really set your design apart from the rest.image

4. Twitter Followers or RSS Subscribers ?

Followers. On Twitter you can actually interact with your readers. RSS feeds are annoyingly unresponsive.

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5. Brushes Or Vectors ?

Right now I’m having a lot of fun with Photoshop brushes. Vectors are great too but there are so many things you can do with Photoshop brushes that just can’t be done with any other design resource.

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Thanks again for the interview Grant

 

Check Out Grant Friedman

Which he blogs about design and offers awesome freebies exclusive to Colorbunred readers. blog - http://colorburned.com/

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