Art Prints of UX Sketches Available!

Hi folks! I first of all want to thank you for your absolutely HUGE outpouring of love and support in response to my UX/UI bike sketch!

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It was RT’d, favorited, and downloaded an astounding 3000+ times internationally over the course of the past few weeks! Your kind words and tweets about the sketch absolutely made my entire year! Love you all!

Many people reached out and asked if I would turn it into a purchasable art print… Ask and you shall receive! 🙂 The UX UI Bike sketch is now available for purchase as a print, t-shirt, onesie, hoodie, pillow, even a shower curtain if that’s what you’re into! Lol

You can check out the full selection of available items at http://society6.com/userexperiencerocks.

If you really enjoyed another sketch I’ve done, and would like me to add it to the print library, just let me know and I’ll do my best to get it up there!

Someone asked if I make any $ on the sales of these items, I get about 10%!

Thanks to the generosity and support you all have shown, many items have already sold! T-shirts, mugs, art prints and laptop skins are most popular thus far!! 🙂 I want to send the most giant thanks in the universe to every person who purchased an item! ❤ You folks rock!!! 🙂

Several people asked if Society6 ships internationally, yes they do! 🙂

Another person asked if they can buy in bulk for staff gifting purposes (mugs specifically). Please feel free! 🙂

Thank you again to every single person who took the time to tweet, retweet, favorite, link to and view or purchase the sketch items! You are all absolutely amazing, and have brought me tons of joy over the course of the past few weeks. I'm sending you all giant thanks and tons of love! ❤

Low Stress Sketching For The Artistically Challenged

Tonight someone asked me what kind of software I use when I make my sketches. I almost always sketch with a black fine point sharpie on lined Post-It notes.

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Why did I choose those two items when there are about 90 billion other art supply options?

Shut Up Self

I use Sharpie permanent markers because then my perfectionist streak can’t get in the way of my creativity. I can’t sketch in pencil, I’m too tempted to erase and revise, and it distracts me from creating. With Sharpies, once it’s on the paper there’s no getting rid of it, you just have to keep moving forward.

I ❤ Post-Its

I use Post-Its because they’re low pressure. Looking at a giant white sheet of paper is intimidating for me, but a little rectangular yellow Post-It is friendly and familiar. They also feel less official, and therefore make me more comfortable drawing fun things.

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When I finish a sketch on a Post-It and it’s horrible, no harm done, I toss it in the trash. When I like a doodle, I take a pic of it with my phone and post it on my blog.

Low Key and Doable

It’s the easiest, most low pressure drawing method for me. That probably sounds insane to super artistic folks, but since stick figures are the extent of my skill, it works for me. 🙂

Lies! How did you make posters then?

When the UX/UI bike sketch blew up, I took a mega high res photo of it with my camera that is capable of zooming in on craters on the moon (Seriously, for a point and shoot my Nikon P510 is a beast. I took this in my backyard without a tripod.)

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and then I used Pixelmator to strip out the background with their extremely handy magic eraser tool. A little more clean up and boom: my post it sketch could be blown up to large art print and shower curtain sizes.

Thanks for sharing?

So why did I just take the time to outline my process? Because I want every self proclaimed “artistically challenged” person out there to understand that a doodle I drew on a Post-It was RT’d, favorited and downloaded literally THOUSANDS of times internationally over the past couple of weeks. You don’t have to be Picasso to tell a story or get a concept across with a sketch!

So shake off your fear, pick up a Sharpie and some Post-Its and get to work!

If I can overcome my fear of sketching, so can you!

If you go for it, I’d LOVE to see your doodles and sketches! Tweet them my way at @jma245! 🙂

And as always, thank you so very much for checking out my blog! You all are the very best folks on earth! 🙂