So you’ve got a whiteboard, and you love to draw on it, but what about when you want to share that creativity with the world (or, you know, your friends)? Sure you can take a high resolution image of your whiteboard creation, but what should you do with that image? Here are a few tools to bring your whiteboard drawings to life.
1. Take advantage of the Interwebz!
I know I say this quite a bit, but the intricacies of social networking these days makes these social sites a prime piece of real estate you want in your arsenal. You can upload images to Slideshare if you are looking to penetrate a business market, Instagram if you’re dabbling in artsy, or simply use Tumblr and Twitter if you’re looking for broad, nonspecific, market penetration.
2. Make yourself some business cards!
There are a million sites out there where you can take your own photographs and have those images sized, cut and turned into your own unique business cards for a reasonable price. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been handed a plain white business card with a few lines of uniform text accompanied by a slightly larger company name centered at the top of the card. This for me is a missed opportunity. You have the chance to make an impression with your business cards and what's more fun than creating your own individualized, hand drawn cards?
P.S. You can apply the same logic to holiday cards, thank you notes, etc. Get personal!
3. Record a Video
So I’ve already mentioned that you can take a photograph of your wonderful whiteboard creations, but why not make a video too to share with interested viewers. Upload it YouTube or Vimeo and have people watch you in action!
4. Try some stop motion!
To piggyback slightly off of number 3, you can string your photographs together, and create a stop motion video. In particular, think about sprucing up your resume. I can tell you right now that every resume I have seen over the last few years has been more or less the same. Occasionally I have seen people get creative with their layout, but even then it’s still the same single sided, manila colored page outlining, in carefully chosen language, a list of skills that individual may or may not actually possess. If your line of profession, or desired profession for that matter, is open to a certain degree of creativity in this respect, think about creating a stop motion, whiteboard drawn resume. It is definitely a time investment, but it’s a surefire way to make an impression.
The DeviantART community is huge, and what better way to get your whiteboard drawings out there! The Deviant community supports all different types of art from poetry, to sketching, to photographs and much more. If you’re handy with your expo markers, look no further for a place to share your creativity! If someone likes what they see, they have the option of buying your work or even commissioning you for something specific.
Now, if you don't have a whiteboard yet, we can help you out with that one, too!