Over the years I’ve found resources that have delighted me, enlighten me, and I’ve relied on. I wanted to share these resources, from podcasts, programs, sites, and more! I’ve curated them all on my website, with my thoughts and recommendations. I hope you will enjoy and find them as useful I did!
The all-in-one cloud-based design application. I use it every day, and I love it! It is the industry standard. Subscription Based
Grammarly is a cross-platform cloud-based writing assistant that reviews your writing.
Later is the all-in-one social marketing platform. I use it to prepare my personal content calendar.
Figma is a vector graphics editor and prototyping. I use it to develop wife frames.
It's a marketing automation platform and email marketing service. And what they provide for free is great! Dip your toes into email marketing with them. Freemium
I've used many paid Email Platforms for my job, and by far, HubSpot is my favourite. They are constantly improving. I look forward to what they do!
Besides YouTube, I use LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda). It is free with LinkedIn membership or go to your local library (wink).
Free (certain conditions) + Subscription Based
They have so many icons that it blows me away. They support designers, and for what can you get for free? It's crazy.
I have been on Reddit for years. It is truly what you make on it. There are communities for anything! Especially for the Art and Marketing Communities. Free
This one is more professional. It serves as both a portfolio and a community site. I love to go there for inspiration.
I used this tablet for my digital painting. Of course, there is are amazing alternates (iPad, Huion, etc.), but they have a special place in my heart as my first.
If the only thing you need is surveys, use survey monkey. They also integrate with different email platforms.
Cinema 4D is a 3D software suite. There are other amazing alternates. I love it because of how beginner-friendly it is.
If you want to start learning about 3D modelling and animation. Start with Blender. It blows me away that it is free! They also offer all versions of their software.
It does one thing very well. It's a realistic cloth-making program for 3D artists. It's interface is something else.
Best known for 3D sculpture and textures. Just take a look at Youtube for what can be done in Zbrush. It's an amazing application.
The Lonely Palette. The podcast that returns art history to the masses, one object at a time. Tamar Avishai is an amazing host. She has brought me to tears.
They did deviate a bit from their original premise of design. They still bang out amazing episodes on topics I thought I would never care about. You'll learn!
Malcolm Gladwell is iconic! Although it doesn't exclusively focus on Art or Marketing. He shifts your thinking and turns views on their head.
Stan Prokopenko and Marshall Vandruff are art instructors. They have amazing guests and cover everything in art. His YouTube also was my bible for art.