After four years of creating tutorials, tips, and hunting for vector art inspiration for Vectips, I’m taking a break and putting Vectips on a hiatus. I didn’t come to this decision easily and below I outline some of the reasons that I made this decision. I also talk about the future of Vectips and other possibilities. I really have enjoyed creating and maintaining Vectips. My career path is changing but I hope Vectips will still have a bright future!
Why The Hiatus?
Let me start out by saying Vectips has been a really wonderful experience. Without Vectips, I would have never been introduced to so many awesome people and amazing career building opportunities. When I first started Vectips, I wanted to give back to the community that has helped me so much. I really hope that I have helped people and have been an inspiration for some.
Maintaining Vectips is a big job. It takes a lot of time each day to create tutorials, write tips and tricks, find vector art inspiration, chat with vector artist, moderate comments, respond to email, and in general maintain the brand.
In addition to Vectips, I am the owner, designer and illustrator of my own design studio Rype Arts. I also run the online Illustrator resource shop Vector Mill. As these properties grow, so does the time it takes to maintain them. The work I am creating for Rype Arts and Vector Mill is very fulfilling creatively and financially. I now want to focus my time on this more creative work. It’s not that I don’t love you guys, my career path had just changed and evolved.
Future of Vectips
So with the hiatus there will be no more updating the site with content. However, I really want the content to still be accessible. So at the very least, Vectips will still stay online. I will probably be throwing more ads on the site to pay for the hosting required to keep it online.
I’m also keeping the option open of selling the site and brand to an interested person or company. It’s my hope to pass on the brand to someone or a group of people with the same passion for Vectips that I have. If you or someone you know is interested, shoot me an email.
The one aspect of Vectips that is really incorporated into my everyday tasks is finding awesome vector art. I am playing around with the idea of creating a way more stripped back blog strictly for the all the awesome vector art I encounter. Just a little something that I would be doing anyway. Let me know what you guys think about this idea.
I’d really like to stay involved in the community moving forward. I’m not sure what that will look like, be it writing guest posts for other Vector blogs or books or, who knows? But I look forward to figuring that out.
Where To Now?
I’m sure Vectips isn’t the only Illustrator blog you read but if it is, there are some killer blogs and tutorial writers out there right now. Here is a quick list of resources that are continuously cranking out great content.
There is so much more and I know I’m missing a bunch so comment with your favs.
Again, I really appreciate all the support from everyone! I hope Vectips can live on in some form or another and I hope to stay very connected to the community. Below is an quick list of places to keep in touch.