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Lance Thackeray
Artist | Professional | Design & Interfaces
United Kingdom
Born/living in Beverley, East Yorkshire, England, spending each day plonked in front of my computer trying to make sense of both the world and myself. Wild imagination, past experiences, mild autism, and a sometimes skewed perspective of my surroundings, all swirl together and fuel what I might consider to be creative energy. I do graphics and music and shit. ♥

So in my last journal thing, I mentioned my plans to start a series on the tube specifically for GUI (more specifically, skeuomorphic/realistic/freestyle GUI).

Firstly, thank you to everyone who left feedback last time. In case you're wondering, I'm no longer worried about my personal methods for designing something. The majority of you said I should just do what I do. Thanks for that. :)

Everything is set to go, but I'd like some feedback on where to begin, what topics to cover and such. I realize that most of you reading this are seasoned designers yourselves so you wouldn't be in need of a learning resource whatsoever. So, if you could instead base your ideas on what YOU would do if you were beginning to teach.

I have a few ideas of myself of course. I've had a couple of test runs regarding better shadows, reflections, and sharpening (simple subjects, but where lies a lot of potential for improvement in most GUIs I see.) Of course I would have some general 'tutorials' on creating elements, but I'm wanting to avoid just having a list of generic tuts you can find anywhere.

My aim to instruct not simply how to create something, but how to create it better than how they currently are. I feel I've developed a lot of handy tips and insight into specific detail oriented work over the years, which I hope to share to help fast-track designers to better results. So, with that in mind, I obviously want to avoid too much discussion on how to use PS. I'd expect viewers to already have started in GUI somewhat and/or at least know how to use the software they use.

Feedback needed on
- How much should I expect the viewers to know already?
- Ideas on how to structure a video series - where to begin and how to progress.
- Would you prefer short videos with one subject, or longer videos with several?
- Should I attempt to make adjacent videos related to each other (like a progressive crash course of sorts) or pick and record subjects as and when they come to mind (the much easier option for me)?
- Any other thoughts you may have.

Cheers fellas!

- Lance
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SAN666 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
SimonBarja Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Hi Lance. I wanted to ask if you had XDJ III version available for Xion????
Chrispynutt Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
I'd rather have a Pureav design, than Material Design. This is the truth.

Hope all is well.
SimonBarja Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Hi Lance. I wanted to ask if you had XDJ III version available for Xion lol because I've been following the post on the official website of Xion long time and I love your new creation for Xion. For me the best. I appreciate you proporcionases the skin when finished. Hopefully soon because it's spectacular. Thanks :) Happy
Pureav Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Hey man. It's very close to being done, but I have other priorities at the moment. It's not too far away, though...keep a look out!
coltsevers Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
Hello, are you still available to do GUI designs for crestron touch panels something like lars and dean you have done for guifx.

i would be interested in buying a bespoke design package from you..

could you let me know if this is something you can do, be much appreciated.

thanks in advance
Victhor Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Ey hello! Look, I've read some time ago about how you feel about group's submissions, so Im contacting you before going any further.
I recently created a group of Winamp and UI fans, and I would like to add some of your works in our UI concepts section (… if its ok with you. I'll wait for your confirmation before sending any request.
Thanks in advance!
Pureav Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Hey man. Sounds good to me. Which pieces are you wanting though? I don't really want to spread any of my older work around (which is almost all of it) as I have plenty of new stuff coming. Feel free to send a group request though and I'll decide either way. Cheers! =]
Victhor Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Mmmm.. Somehow that's too bad , because a lot of what I feature is quite old.. But it's OK, I trade that for a couple of your new submissions when they are out hehe..
Now, seriously, I'm sending the requests! Thanks! 
Pureav Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
No probs man. I've just gone through and said yes  to the ones I don't mind being out there. I'm glad you wanted my latest Sylenth skin...that's the kinda stuff I'll be doing from now on. Oh and XDJ 3 is just around the corner.

I had to say no on a few though...I feel genuine embarrassment from half my dA gallery. No point in advertising yourself as having 4 or 5 years less experience than you actually have. =]

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