The tech community is going crazy over the newly released M1 “Apple Silicon” Macs, and there’s a good reason why. They perform amazingly well, and even when using x86 emulation, are surprisingly usable. Looking a bit closer though, at least not for a few years, I don’t think the M1… Read More »Will the M1 Macs Sway Me Over?
I am a graphic designer and JP-EN translator who came to Japan in 2015 to pursue a career utilising my Japanese skills. Over the years I have worked in various retail positions. Now, I am specialising in creating marketing materials relating to recording equipment and musical instruments, in addition to translating various materials to and from English and Japanese.
In this review, I am going to have a look at the Huion Kamvas Pro 13, an in-display drawing tablet. As implied by its name, the screen measures 13 inches diagonally. Main Features One of the standout features of the Kamvas Pro 13 is its use of a fully laminated… Read More »Huion Kamvas Pro 13 Review
When looking for a graphics tablet, it can be confusing with hundreds of different devices available to buy. Here, I’ve gone through the various features and specs you should consider when buying a graphics tablet. At the bottom are a selection of popular tablets categorised based on skill level, size… Read More »How to Choose a Graphics Tablet
Recent events may have led to you working from home, and can be difficult at first if you’re not used to it. In this article I’m going to list the various ways I’ve found that have helped boost my productivity and work more effectively while working from home, so you… Read More »How to Work From Home Effectively
When it comes to business cards, there are two options for getting them made – going to a print shop either in person or online, or doing it yourself at home. The biggest disadvantage to using a print shop is that there is usually a minimum order, typically at around… Read More »How to Print Full Bleed Business Cards at Home – Japan Edition
When I first registered for “Lancers“, a Japanese crowdsourcing website akin to Fiverr, I was hopeful it would lead to me improving my design skills while giving me the chance to add to my portfolio. In hindsight, I realised it favours the client side a little too much to my… Read More »Why Crowdsourcing Websites Are A Bad Idea – Lancers Edition
The past few months have been full of ups and downs for me. When the schools starting closing down, other places followed suit. Shopping centres and malls have been closing earlier than usual, and don’t forget the initial hoarding problem (mostly fueled by lies). The Japanese government has been recommending… Read More »How I’m Dealing with the Current Situation in Japan
Today, I am going to review the Canon TR-703 (also known as the TS-702 in other regions), a single-function inkjet printer. How does it fair in regards to print quality, ease of use and installation? Main Specifications Single Function Inkjet Printer 5-Ink Setup – 4 dye-based inks (CMYK) and 1… Read More »Canon TR-703 (TS-702) Review
June 2020 Update: As this is one of my more popular posts, here’s an update: after using this tablet for over six months, I’m happy to say that I haven’t faced any major problems. Still comes highly recommended! In this article, I am going to have a look at the… Read More »Huion Inspiroy Ink H320M Review
In Japan, there are quite a few qualifications that you can take relating to graphic design. A famous example is the 色彩検定 shikisai-kentei (Colour Co-ordination Test) with it’s various degrees of difficulty. However, it can be a little intimidating at first, so I decided to try the “Photoshop Creator Skills… Read More »Studying for the Photoshop Creator Skills Qualification Test