A sample of my geometric style…

What’s it about?

My #365shapes challenge consisted of creating a poster for each day of the year, all following my particular style. I started my challenge on the 27th of May 2018, with the “Redsun” poster, and ended it on the 26th of May 2019, with the “LAST” one.

  • I had to follow a geometric style, which I defined myself
  • It only had to contain basic shapes and hues, no gradients or shadows — and of course, I sometimes “forgot” about these rules myself
  • Each should have an appropriate name and description
  • No poster could be planned ahead, and each needed to be executed seamlessly
  • No poster could be done in advance, one had to be created every day, regardless of working conditions or unforeseen events
  • Each was to be posted on social media, on the exact day of its creation.
  • Posters had to be done under an hour and a half
  • They had to be done using only one design software (I used Affinity Designer for mine)
The rewind… Careful, loud noises!

Real talk

By following these rules I was able to overcome adversity and create one poster each day, no matter the consequences. I had to pass trips, vacations, and even my health betrayed me once or twice, and unfortunately I had to say no to many beer nights.

It’s hard work and dedication.

This should be perceived as a journey of self-discovery, a journey of building work ethic, a journey of making friends and meeting like-minded people. You do not shape the challenge, you just follow it. The challenge shapes you into who you will become in one year.

The challenge shapes you into who you will become in one year.

It was no superpower, crazy genetic based work ethic, or anything mystical that kept me focused on the task at hand. No! It was the audience who expected a poster each day. The people that follow you are the key to keeping you in the game, keeping you responsible enough to deliver each day. You will get feedback, indirectly through likes and other analytics, and directly, through comments and direct messages. Support from the audience is the best gift any artist/designer could ask for…

Support from the audience is the best gift any artist/designer could ask for…

Rewards

I have always tried to give back to the community, thoughts and ideas which could perhaps help them in their journey as a designer/artist. I have made friends along the way, people I still talk to and exchange ideas with.

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Digital Product Designer based in Iasi, Romania, in love with creating awesomeness.

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Vlad Grama

Vlad Grama

Digital Product Designer based in Iasi, Romania, in love with creating awesomeness.

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