Blog.SpoonGraphics is the design blog and digital playground of Chris Spooner, that's me by the way!Follow Chris on Twitter
On this site you'll find design tutorials covering various techniques and effects in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. There's also a range of design related articles, freely downloadable resources and inspirational roundups to help you along with your future design projects.
I have a passion for all things creative and as a designer myself, I know how handy online resources such as tutorials can be to sharpen and develop your design skillset. That's why I enjoy posting all this stuff for free, so students who are learning the ropes, or anyone with an interest in design can learn how to create cool stuff without having to buy expensive training material or embark on a full educational course.
In April 2007 I setup this site as a personal design blog, originally to experiment with the WordPress application and to give myself a digital playground to practice and develop new techniques. I began posting design tutorials and free vector graphics and soon those posts received a nice bit of traffic. This continued on an upward trend ever since and the site has now gained fame and recognition around the world, resulting in a staggering traffic and subscriber stats, both in the tens of thousands.
In September 2008 my blogging shenanigans had provided me with some great exposure as a designer, and generated a good base revenue that allowed me to leave my position as a designer at a local studio and begin my career as an independent designer. I'm now living the Internet lifestyle earning a living doing what I love every day! I've seen a mass of opportunities through the increased exposure blogging has provided, such as inclusions in various high profile websites and publications, appearances in magazines and a position as a co-author of a book.
I publish new Photoshop & Illustrator tutorials, roundups of inspirational designs and free design resources every week. Join the mailing list to have fresh content delivered straight to your inbox!
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In March 2009 I branched out with a second blog, named Line25, where I continue my documentation of all things design, but this time with a solid focus on web design. Topics include showcases of popular trends, web design and coding tutorials as well as a roundup of my favourite web designs each week. If you enjoy the content here on Blog.SpoonGraphics, be sure to stop by at Line25.com for more creative goodness!
If you want to consume even more of my online content, you might also want to check out my personal blog at ChrisSpooner.com. That's where I post random videos and non design related content. If you're a bit of a gamer, I'm also pretty active on my YouTube Gaming Channel, where I post guides for my favourite FPS games.