Twitter is a wonderful thing. Without it, I may not have stumbled upon vector illustrator Ryan Putnam‘s tutorial side project, Vectips. This site offers users of Adobe Illustrator tips and tricks to make things like gradient strokes a piece of vector cake. Even more fun for the eyes are Ryan’s weekly vector inspiration posts. Here Ryan rounds up the finest examples of sophisticated vector and vector-inspired art available. The combined collection of tutorials and samples will open your eyes to all new pathfinding possibilities.
In addition to all that jazz, Ryan’s portfolio site, Rype Arts, is another exhibit of his resourcefulness. A 2004 graduate from CSU’s Graphic Design program, Ryan has already run the gamut as a staff designer and has since evolved to full-time freelance, thanks to his success with stock illustrations, characters, icons and buttons.
With the business and marketing world changing daily, it’s good sense to diversify and find unique ways to put your creativity and expertise out there, make them tangible–rather than just describe your skills on a resume. Thoughts?