Know When

I ran an article in yesterday’s issue of Trinity This Week about an upcoming Diversity Coffee Chat, which has been renamed and is now “Java with Joe.” Clever. Of course, the name screams that it wants a graphic, so I created one. I attempted to create a vector-based graphic (“from scratch”) in Illustrator. It wasn’t going the way I’d hoped…at all. It was looking more like cheap clip art than anything (and I would personally like to see clip art die a slow and painful death). After spending more time on it than I care to admit, I decided to use a stock photo and filter it to death in Photoshop. Much better choice, I think. You can’t win them all. Sometimes you have to know when to quit!

Vector-based Attempt Final Design
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