I LOVE the app, Paper, by Fifty-Three. I use it pretty much every day, to:
- create visuals for presentations, communiques, etc
- create greetings for people and holidays (birthdays, Mothers Day, Valentines, etc)
- share doodles and illustrations easily (from within the app) on Facebook and Tumblr
- plan graphic recording gigs
Going into any graphic gig, I need a plan to start. If you do this work, you know it’s emergent and your plan can vaporize as soon as the speaker begins, but still, I need a general idea of the layout I’m going for, and what the title is going to look like. People are going to photograph it; the title needs to look good.
Here is an example of planning for a team graphic gig:
I worked with Jason Toal on the Open Textbook Summit in April (hosted by BCcampus). We did a marathon recording day – seven back to back recordings on 6 x 4- foot whiteboards, starting with a keynote by David Wiley and Kim Thanos of Lumen Learning.
To prepare, we talked on Skype and shared doodles online on Google Drive. I did my doodles with Paper
Here’s a concept sketch (done in Paper), and the final result (done on paper)