Halloween Face Masks

Posted on Sep 13, 2020

Need a mask for Halloween? Why not get a facemask with QuietYell™ Halloween Designs?!

Masks are available via Threadless at QuietYell.Threadless.com

Let me know what you think and how we can collaborate to make the world a better and more exciting place!

Halloween Face Masks for COVID Mandates, Pollution, and More, by Scott Monaco of QuietYell™ | www.QuietYell.com | QuietYell.Threadless.com


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Face Masks Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness

Posted on Sep 13, 2020

Mask mandates continue and with October right around the corner, it will be The Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here are a few of my past designs on masks so you can not only support others during COVID concerns but also share your support for this immensely difficult disease.

Please make sure to visit www.Komen.org and other great organizations to see how you can do more than wear a mask to support BCA.

Masks are available via Threadless at QuietYell.Threadless.com

Let me know what you think and how we can collaborate to make the world a better and more exciting place!

Breast Cancer Awareness Face Masks for COVID Mandates, Pollution, and More, by Scott Monaco of QuietYell™ | www.QuietYell.com | QuietYell.Threadless.com


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Resources for Creatives

Posted on Mar 23, 2020

Last Updated: July 16, 2020 at 12:25 p.m. CST

Below is a link with tons of resources for the creative industry, particularly those who are freelancers/contractors. Will add to the list as more are found.

If you have kids at home, there are many resources via the links on this post: http://quietyell.com/2020/03/23/resources-for-children/

Please feel free to send more resources & commentary for me to add and I will do so as I can: http://quietyell.com/contact/

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List of Resources for Creatives:


Spreadsheet of Opportunities and Candidates:

Anita (Santiago) Castellar created a job share spreadsheet for opportunities and candidates to list themselves (Post on LinkedIn):

I created a #jobshare database on Google drive! I don’t have much but I have my platform and a strong #network to help my friends and colleagues that are #OpenToWork. Many have been displaced due to #COVID. I’m asking you all to share, post, and participate no matter if you are a #jobseeker or if you are #hiring. Let’s get people connected with #opportunities!

Go to the Spreadsheet : Google Sheets Spreadsheet


Many Resource Links at:
https://covid19freelanceartistresource.wordpress.com/

Resource Link Categories:

  • General Preparedness
  • Quantifying Economic Impact of Cancelled Work
  • Advocacy, Legal & Financial Information
  • Emergency Funding
  • Community Care & Mutual Aid
  • Working, Gathering, & Teaching Online
  • Health & Mental Heath Resources
  • International Resources (Outside United States)
  • Other Lists & Miscellaneous Wisdom
  • Events (Online Learning & Webinars)
  • Interrupting Racism Resources

This list is specifically designed to serve freelance artists, and those interested in supporting the independent artist community. This includes, but is not limited to, actors, designers, producers, technicians, stage managers, musicians, composers, choreographers, visual artists, filmmakers, craft artists, teaching artists, dancers, writers & playwrights, photographers, etc.

What this list IS: an aggregated list of FREE resources, opportunities, and financial relief options available to artists of all disciplines.

What this list IS NOT: a place to promote individual artist practices (we love you, but we’re not equipped for that); a place to promote fee for service work; or a place to seek direct emergency funding.

This link was found via a post by Lance Curan:
https://www.linkedin.com/posts/quietyell_letsgetthroughthis-activity-6645605046211923968-5m2B


Via a post by SCBWI.org (SCBWI = Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) : “Kidlit creators! We know you’re looking for resources to get through COVID-19 and we’ve got them coming. (Stay tuned. 🙂) Here’s a list of financial help for freelancers to get you started by #SCBWI member Nancy Castaldo”
http://nancycastaldonaturespeak.blogspot.com/2020/03/time-out-financial-resources-for-kidlit.html


Via a post by Laurie Schacht : “Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment (WIT) is offering complimentary 6-month memberships to those experiencing unemployment or loss of income due to the spread of the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19. The offer is presented in the spirit of WIT’s mission to “advance women through leadership, networking, and educational opportunities.””

https://toybook.com/women-in-toys-offers-assistance-during-covid-19-spread/

Direct Link to Form:
https://form.jotform.com/82064673284158


Via a mention on NBC 5 DFW news : “Coffitivity recreates the ambient sounds of a cafe to boost your creativity and help you work better.”
https://coffitivity.com/


Via a shared post by Brilliant Ads : “The UN asks creatives to help fight #Covid19. Read the open brief and share. Let’s put our skills to a noble use!”

https://bit.ly/2UoJ4qv


Via a post by the Anna Goodson Illustration Agency website : “How to Survive as an Illustrator during the COVID-19 mania”

https://www.agoodson.com/five-ways-to-survive-as-an-illustrator-during-the-covid-19-mania/


Via a post by AOI (Association of Illustrators) and a post by Georgia Luckman : “Some excellent advice for Illustrators and other freelance creators working from home #StayInReachOut ⭐” | “What steps can we take next as Illustrators in these uncertain times? I’ve brought together tips and advice that we can use to improve our situation, and continue doing the work we all love”

https://theaoi.com/2020/04/02/running-an-illustration-career-in-covid-19/


Zoom Backgrounds

Via a post by WB Games : “Looking for a DC themed virtual background for your next ZOOM call?”

https://www.dccomics.com/blog/2020/04/01/dial-in-from-the-dc-universe-with-these-virtual-backgrounds

Via a post by Eric Calderon : “For everyone doing Zoom calls from your home, here’s a link that let’s you choose a background from a few of Fox’s animated series to use as your virtual background. Pretty fun and keeps your clients/colleagues from seeing your messy house!”

https://www.fox.com/animation-domination/download-zoom-backgrounds/

Via a comment by Billie Tucker Volpe : Pee-wee’s Playhouse

https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/19858589/unnamed_1.jpg

Via a post by Sonic : “Looking for a fun way to add flair to your Zoom meetings? Download our virtual backgrounds and give your coworkers the SONIC they crave!”

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/sonic-drive-in_looking-for-a-fun-way-to-add-flair-to-your-activity-6658409359741116416-B2VC

Via an article by Forbes : “DoorDash wants to help consumers feel like they are eating in a restaurant despite them not being able to go out during the coronavirus outbreak. The company is offering virtual backgrounds from popular eateries that can be uploaded to video platforms to remind you what going out used to feel like.” | “Hungry for lunch with friends? Same. From your favorite restaurants? Yep. With all your favorite tunes? Delivered! Share a complete (virtual) lunch when you order from the DoorDash Lunchroom. Download video-chat backdrops (at McDonald’s … or on the moon) and music to set the (food) mood. Share the experiences with (virtually) everyone—friends, family, and even some familiar faces you never thought you’d miss.”

https://get.doordash.com/lunchroom


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Coolorus with Brushbox and Kyle’s Brushes = Awesome!

Posted on Dec 25, 2018

Over the past year or so, I’ve been using Coolorus as my color picker. Found out about it via Simona Ceccarelli in the SVSLearn Forums (SVSLearn.com)

I meant to post about it long ago but… well, here I am now 😁

Per their site: “Coolorus is a color wheel plugin for Adobe® Photoshop®, inspired by Corel® Painter® color picker.”

I’ve found it preferable to the standard Photoshop color picker and it seems to have sped up my workflow too.

I usually have it without the panels/sliders on (if I need sliders, I just use the standard Photoshop Color Panel that is always available in my closed tab list); however, below, I show a screengrab with them turned off and on so both options can be seen.

The screengrabs also show the Brushbox plugin that I’ve loved using for the past couple of years. I wrote a post about it back, roughly when it came out at the end of 2016:

BrushBox Plugin to Organize Photoshop Tools/Brushes

I show my favorites in one view, and my “everything” in another (There are far, far too many brushes to actually show everything)

Speaking of brushes, I have most of the Kyle’s Brushes, which are just wonderfully made — Kyle’s Brushes are now part of Adobe Creative Cloud:

We’re excited to announce that Adobe has acquired KyleBrush.com. As of today, all Creative Cloud customers will gain exclusive access to over 1,000 high-quality, digital brushes at no additional cost. Digital brushes offer illustrators, animators and designers a rich digital painting experience when working in Photoshop CC and Photoshop Sketch.

As part of the acquisition, Kyle T. Webster, an international award-winning illustrator and leader in the field of digital brush creation, also joins Adobe. He will work closely with Adobe product teams on the development of future brushes for Creative Cloud.

“For years, Kyle has created the world’s best-selling Photoshop brushes for professional illustrators, animators and designers,” said Maria Yap, Adobe Senior Director of Digital Imaging Product Management. “We’re thrilled to bring his award-winning brushes to all Creative Cloud members and at the same time gain Kyle’s expertise to enhance Adobe’s digital drawing experience for designers in the future.”

“I’m honored to join the Adobe team, and excited that all CC members now have access to my vast collection of digital brushes,” said Kyle. “I know the team well and have collaborated with Adobe in the past, including the recent Hidden Treasures of Creativity campaign, a fun project where we recreated the over 100-year old paint brushes of Edvard Munch.”

Coolorus:
Coolorus.com
Facebook.com/coolorus.color.picker/
Twitter.com/Coolorus

BrushBox:
Gumroad.com/l/brushbox
(Created By: DerrickB.net)

Kyle’s Brushes:
KyleBrush.com
(Created By: KyleTWebster.com)

Coolorus color picker plugin and BrushBox brush organizing plugin with Kyle's Brushes in Adobe Photoshop


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WhatTheFont : Identify Fonts Instantly

Posted on Nov 16, 2017

http://www.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/mobile/

More Info:
https://thenextweb.com/insider/2017/10/31/this-app-is-like-shazam-for-fonts/

WhatTheFont is a Shazam for fonts — a designer’s dream.

The app is a mobile version of the website previously developed by MyFonts, and recognizes any font you point at with your camera, including a variation of similar fonts to go with it. It also lets you buy the fonts you find directly through MyFonts or even share them on social media.


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QuietYell Portfolio: Rio Bravo Soccer Boy

Posted on Nov 1, 2013
QuietYell™ Portfolio Feature: Rio Bravo Soccer Boy Illustration - Visit www.QuietYell.com and Find QuietYell on CafePress and Zazzle

Specifically painted for the children of the Rio Bravo orphanage and of Alianza Cristiana (both in Reynosa, Mexico), this illustration reads:

Poder: Cuando el Espíritu Santo venga sobre ustedes, recibirán poder… (Hechos 1:8)

(Learn more about Rio Bravo Ministries and Alianza Cristiana Reynosa below the images)

QuietYell™ Portfolio Artwork: Rio Bravo Soccer Boy Illustration - Visit www.QuietYell.com and Find QuietYell on CafePress and Zazzle
QuietYell™ Portfolio Details: Rio Bravo Soccer Boy Illustration - Visit www.QuietYell.com and Find QuietYell on CafePress and Zazzle

About Rio Bravo Ministries

Rio Bravo Ministries is a faith based ministry located in Reynosa, Tamalupas Mexico, directly across the border from McAllen Texas. Rio Bravo ministries supports Hogar de Niño’s Rio Bravo (Rio Bravo Children’s Home), Escuela Esperanza (Hope Christian School) as well as many local churches and non-profit organizations in northern Mexico.

Rio Bravo Ministries is an independent non denominational ministry that receives its sole support through individuals and churches that share the same vision.

At its conception, the RBM core belief was to become a “Bridge of Hope” that connected the local needy Mexican community with the wider network of resources of American Christians. In this manner we fulfill our charge given by James 1:27 “Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble and to keep oneself unspotted from the world”. What we have discovered at Rio Bravo is when you get your “Church, Youth Group, Community or Family” involved in missions a mutual life changing event happens in the lives of both “the ministered and the minstrel”.

Rio Bravo Ministries:
Rio-Bravo.org

Alianza Cristiana Reynosa:
AlianzaCristianaReynosa.com

QuietYell™ Launches FishFotography.com

Posted on May 18, 2013
QuietYell™ designed and launched the website for Fish Fotography™, the photography studio of Adam Fish. Learn more at FishFotography.com

Fish Fotography™ is the photography studio of Adam Fish, a long time friend & partner of Scott Monaco & QuietYell™.

A common thread of passion & story pours forth from Adam’s photography, often with what one might term as an “organic, midwestern, American, 70s vintage” style and approach; yet, modern, high-impact imagery graces the portfolio of work as well.

Adam has done exceptional work for several large agencies & Fortune 500 companies. Clients have included: 7-Eleven, American Airlines, AT&T, BB&T, Cadbury Schweppes, Crispin Porter, DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit), DDB, DFW Airport, FedEx Kinkos, Frito Lay, Gamestop, Gatorade, Goldman Sachs, GSD&M, McDonald’s, Michael’s, Office Depot, Orkin, The Richards Group, Samsung, Southwest Airlines, Susan G. Komen, T:M, TracyLocke, Travel Channel, Verizon, Waste Management, Western Union, and many more.

Being a man of few verbal words, his photography speaks volumes. Truly, Adam & Fish Fotography embodies the soul of QuietYell: Audibly Silent. Visually Loud.™

Learn More at: FishFotography.com

A Screenshot of the Fish Fotography Website:

QuietYell™ designed and launched the website for Fish Fotography™, the photography studio of Adam Fish. Learn more at FishFotography.com