I’m sure you’re wondering why Monstrously? Monsters are bad right? Nope. Not at all.
Monsters to me are things that are gigantic, demand your attention, and bring a life of their own to things, and that is what good design should do. So if being monstrously means all that… GREAT.
So I’m sure one of the first things that popped into your mind upon visiting my site was “what the heck is up with that little monster?” Right? Well. I call them Lok’thaire, or Lok for short, they’re a personification of my creativity, and while most of the time I keep the little booger in check like on a couple of the pages, sometimes they can’t quite help but go on a creative rampage as you were introduced to on the home page. But, hey, that’s how creativity works sometimes and we are all familiar with it not workings or working.
It took me a long time to get to that point to let the creative rampage happen and just let the little booger go free and do what they please. What do I mean by this? I would often let Lok go and go what Lok wants, but when ever happened to be created from that free reign wouldn’t get the right reaction.. leading me to lock well… Lok up. What it caused me to do was create what I thought people wanted to see. Which often lead to pieces and designs that were less than stellar or something really restricted looking. One night it just happened I had a shift in thinking and Lok broke loose from the cage they were in and just made me go on a creative rampage myself. Doing what I wanted to do. It felt good, really good. I didn’t care that it didn’t garnish the reactions I thought it should of got, it got what was needed. That’s perfectly fine. my portfolio still reflects some of that “what people want to see” and restricted thinking, I’m working rapidly to fix that and do things the way I think they should be done.