ACW Featured in Core77 Article

I got an email from a friend who is a graphic designer in Portland, he was excited to see an article about my site and design video in Core77. Well, I was pretty excited too since I had no idea they covered anything about my site or video content.

The subject of the article was my video that shares how I get design inspiration. It is one of the most frequent questions I get, and so I covered some of the basic things I do to keep myself inspired and how to interpret what I am looking at. 

You can watch the video below and check out the article at Core77. Also be sure to bookmark them as a great site for design ideas and insight, especially if you are self-taught like me. Core77 is one of the premiere sites covering the world of design, to be specific, industrial design. 

OK - I gotta head back out to the shop and get this last project finished up so I can focus on launching the American Craftsman Shop Class;)

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Todd A. Clippinger

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Tips for Designing & Finding Inspiration

In this video I share the habits I have that allow me to keep finding inspiration, recording those ideas, and developing the designs. For an example, I share how I turned a Japanese torii gate into a stairwell barrier, bucking the standard design of newell posts, balusters, and handrail. 

While the subject of designing can get pretty deep, and pretty ridiculous when people want to sound like an exclusive high-end artist, the things I share are simple and down to earth. I share the habits that I have in my daily life, how I look at things, and process them into a project design. This video is just chock full of gold nuggets!

I hope you find this video helpful, inspirational, and that it motivates you into action. Because in the end, it really comes down to DOING - so get out there and be creative!

A special thanks to my friends for being a part of the video. 

Your friend in the shop-

Todd A. Clippinger

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