A course by Sterling Hundley
How to find your personal VOICE in the artificial age.
VOICE is a six-week course designed to help you identify and amplify your distinct creative voice through the development of a small, focused body of work.
VOICE is delivered via email lessons, video lectures, assignments, and community engagement. This course builds on the system and lessons introduced in IDEACRAFT.
IDEACRAFT is my six-week master course on making pictures that speak louder than words.
*IDEACRAFT is not a prerequisite for VOICE.
Q: What is VOICE?
We recognize it immediately when we see it, hear it, watch it and feel it. VOICE is the distinct creative fingerprint left behind on an artist’s work. VOICE is the total sum of all the fundamental elements that go into a creative work. The more authentic an artist’s approach to each step within the creative process, the more articulate the creative voice.
Finding your voice is the hardest thing you will ever do as an artist. Most never find it. Illustrators and designers lose themselves to the expectations of client demands. VOICE teaches you to weave a thread of continuity between your creative practice and your personal ambitions.
Through VOICE, you will learn to identify the novelty and distinction in your creative work to uncover something personal and universal. In the world of art, your distinction is your currency and your personal voice is the culmination of all your creative decisions. Through the development of three projects, learn to shape your vision and intention. Finding your voice isn't about having the answers, it's about asking the right questions. So often, artists and designers lose themselves in the pursuit of making the client happy. VOICE teaches you to approach each new project, client and personal with a sense of purpose, focus and vision, swapping client demands for personal distinction.
I have a deep passion for the creative process and our ability to design the future we imagine. One great idea can change the course of the world. That idea might just live inside you.
I'm thrilled to see what you'll make.
- Clarity, vision and framework for your body of work.
- (3) Three completed portfolio pieces
- (9) Nine well-designed value studies for 3 separate projects refined from dozens of concepts
- (6) Six media experiments
- Bonus- if you are ambitious (3) Three black and white spot illustrations
Voice is delivered to your email inbox three times each week. Lessons include articles, case studies, video lectures, media demonstrations and assignments. You will be invited to connect with other students in the Discord forum.
*Orientation starts on Fridays with lessons following on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. This gives students time to process lessons and complete assignments, as well as collaborate with other students in the Think Louder community on Discord.
All sessions start on Fridays to coordinate the timed delivery of lessons, as well as student collaboration in Discord.
Class Session: Jan. 5th- February 16th 2024.
Learn how to design a framework to give clarity to your creative voice. I've developed a system and process over my 25 year career as an artist, Professor and mentor that has allowed me to collaborate with an array of clients including NASA, Rolling Stone, Luma Pictures, Marvel, Criterion Collection, New Yorker, United States Postal Service and Major League Baseball. These methods have been adopted by professionals, schools and educators across the world.
VOICE: finding your personal voice in the artificial age is a 6-week video mastercourse on personal voice delivered directly to your inbox from Sterling Hundley. Lessons include articles on personal voice development, assignments, demonstration videos, case studies and course materials.