The largest collection of affordable stock photos, anywhere.

Disclaimer: All official Instagram branding belongs to Instagram. This concept is a personal experiment and exploration. I hope you enjoy. 👍

Photos above courtesy of Unsplash

Instagram Stock harnesses the power of the largest community of photographers in the world: the everyday user. That means you’ll find everything from professional photography to authentic, in-the-moment snapshots.

The best part? Every photo is $1.

The video below gives an overview of Instagram Stock and how it works.

Posting a Photo for Sale

Seamlessly integrated into the already familiar, final New Post screen, users simply toggle a switch to make their new photo(s) available for purchase to the world.


A total noob’s process of building a 120 sq ft creative space for working from home.

August 29-September 19, 2018

In my mind, the most important part of this whole thing is the foundation. If this part is screwed up (not level and/or not plumb), the whole structure is going to have major problems.

🙀 No pressure…

We started by getting a few wooden stakes and some nylon string to survey out the exact location of the building. Each corner had 2 stakes set a little back from the 10x12' we needed. This gave us some wiggle room to plumb up the measurement. …


A total noob’s process of building a 120 sq ft creative space for working from home.

So here we go. I want to build an office in my backyard. Currently, there are trees where I want to build it…

View from the house of the area where I plan to build.

Let’s get something straight right away— I don’t know what I’m doing.

👉 My Goal: Build a small, functional, creative space for as little money as possible, not using crappy materials.

💰 Estimated Project Cost: $9,000

👷‍Hired Help: I’m not flying solo on this endeavor. I’ve recruited my experienced bud, Chad Skinner of Peach State Precision, to help me plan and build this thing.

We’re going to work in 3 hr. segments, 3 days a week, while…


How to quickly obscure the logo on that one project you want to share (but can’t show who it’s for).

You’ve been there. You were hired by [insert really cool company here] to design the UI for their new product, but you can’t tell the world that you’re doing it for them. However, you want to post your concept to Dribbble for feedback (and/or for show & tell 🙃).

You’ve got to hide that logo of theirs…

Disclaimer: I haven’t been hired by Nike as of the writing of this post. I just used their logo here for fun. 👍

What to do?

Option 1

You could remove the logo all together.
That leaves too big a hole in the UI. 👎

Option 2

You could add…


Using Adobe Illustrator CC to create a repeat pattern using a tile generated in Adobe Capture CC.

In Part 1, we used Adobe Capture CC to generate a pattern tile that we’re now going to recreate in a vector format using Adobe Illustrator. (Capture CC’s pattern feature is geared more for use in Photoshop, but I like my patterns to be vector. Infinite scalability, y’all. 😎)

Step 1: Create Your Document

To get started, let’s create a new document in Illustrator. It doesn’t matter what the dimensions are — we’re just gonna hide the artboard anyway 😉.

Step 2: Import Your Pattern Tile

Import your pattern tile into Illustrator. I like to just drag and drop it in.

Note: The tiles generated by Capture CC are large, so…


Using Adobe Capture CC to quickly generate patterns from your own images.

One evening recently, I discovered an extremely powerful (not to mention fun and easy) tool to create patterns. It had me so jazzed that I stayed up late creating beautiful patterns from photos I had taken in the weeks prior.

Meet Adobe’s new app, Capture CC (actually, I’m not sure how new it is…but it’s new to me 👍). Whether or not you’ve had experience designing or creating patterns is irrelevant with Adobe Capture CC — they’ve have made it easier than ever to jump aboard.

Note: With some basic knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, you can turn these patterns into…


A quick guide for developers who need to extract attributes and assets within Sketch.

Preface: I’m a designer, not a developer [yet]. This post is geared specifically towards developers who have little to no experience with Sketch, but need to get up and running quickly.

Dear Developers,

I hope this article saves you hours of time and enhances your relationship with the designers you work with.

To start, this image will get you familiar with the panels of a Sketch document.


My Dorm: Russell Hall, University of Georgia

I first entered the design world during my freshman year of college via a bootleg copy of Photoshop 7. I spent sleepless nights going through tutorials in my dorm room at the University of Georgia back in the Fall of 2004.

I was playing drums in a pop-punk band at the time and became the designated design guy. My first t-shirt designs were quite…uhm…well, not something to write home about.


“Real conversations were what I was after, not lectures. I wanted no rockstars, just humans…Every detail mattered…The same attention I put into my designs, I was putting into this experience.” — Dann Petty

These are words that detail out the heart and spirit behind the first Epicurrence. I’d heard great things about this non-conference, and I was stoked to get the opportunity to participate in the first Montues, set on the north side of beautiful Lake Tahoe, California.


Designing a full on typeface can take months, or longer, depending on the designer and the vision behind the type. A lot of time can be spent developing the upper & lowercase letterforms, perfecting kerning, creating alternate weights, and adding diacritics & language support, etc. We’re talking a serious time investment.

However, designing a simple handwritten font can take much less time. We can shorten the process from months to days. I’m going to show some of the basics of how I created the original Aldi font, a project I completed in 2 days.

Phil Goodwin

Follower of Christ. Husband to Jessie. Father to Phin and Asher.

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