September 6, 2017

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Celeste Hylton-James

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Watch Your Favorite Creatives in Action on Twitch

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Bored to death, I turned on my boyfriend’s old Xbox 360 to watch YouTube while I cooked. While scrolling through his feed, something caught my eye, “Illustrator Shawna X Live Stream.” Um, yes, please! But of course, it wasn’t live streamed. This video is a little over a year old. …

new york sports branding graphic design firm

Bored to death, I turned on my boyfriend’s old Xbox 360 to watch YouTube while I cooked. While scrolling through his feed, something caught my eye, “Illustrator Shawna X Live Stream.” Um, yes, please! But of course, it wasn’t live streamed. This video is a little over a year old. I found this treasure out of boredom, as all good things are found, and figured it was a little unknown secret that you should know about. Twitch, the live streaming platform that has allows gamers to share their work, is no longer for just gamers. It hosts many other types of live broadcasts, one of them includes design! Yes, I said it. Design! In the comfort of my own home, I was able to virtually hang out with one of my favorite illustrators right now, and some other talented individuals that I knew nothing about.

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Who doesn’t want another Bob Ross?

These Twitch live streams are exactly what I wished for and more. Between the guests and hosts, the reality of their work comes to life in their interactions. Not to mention the awkwardness of “show me what you can do,” that is somehow satisfyingly real. Being accustomed to podcasts, I’m used to hearing question after question and losing the benefits of actually witnessing their creative flow in real time. They restrain themselves from asking too many questions and allow the creative to work in their somewhat natural habitat. Another benefit of watching Adobe on Twitch is that witnessing your favorites in action allows budding creatives to get a closer look at what they are actually doing. Although this video was sponsored and distributed through Adobe Creative Cloud, it only has 1k views, and deserves more watchers! So take a look at this gem that podcasts and staged interviews can’t compete with. Just yesterday, Sandra, also known as @misscookiez, live streamed her process. It never stops!

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