In the digital world of websites we sometimes forget how easy it is to explore options and ideas by first sketching them out. Learning to draw wire frames has helped me not only be more creative but to speed up the initial design process.
By spending only a fraction of the time sketching gives me hours in the long run while working on a project. Ideas come more quickly and on the fly so I can spend more time generating solutions.
In the case of Smokin' Tony's I spent some time sketching out ideas for the typography of the main banner image. As you can see below the initial sketch is a little different than the final outcome, however the idea started at the tip of my pen.
Take a look at Our Portfolio for more samples of our work. Many of the designs there started with just a couple ideas putting a pen to paper.
Smokin' Tony's Sample of the final outcome and its initial sketch.