21 Day #SlateDrawingChallenge!

Here at the Slate HQ, we believe that Creativity is a muscle that needs to be exercised daily. And so, to live up to our mantra, we planned last year to embed a 21-Day Drawing Challenge in the Slate 2015 Planner! The 21-Day Drawing Challenge is found on the August dashboard of your Slate Planner, … Continue reading

Continue This Artwork by Paulina Ortega

In between Slate’s March and April pages, you’ll find a wonderful beach spread of an unfinished watercolor artwork made by beautiful illustrator, Paulina Paige Ortega. Floating beachwear and dialog boxes await you to fill them in with whatever you imagine! Check out Captain Slate’s version below. We’re also giving away a Sloot* to the best continued artwork! … Continue reading

Happy 25th Birthday, Photoshop! [Free Wallpaper from Slate!]

The Slate Planner has always been designed and fully laid out in Adobe Photoshop. I know, voices in your head are saying I should use InDesign! To tell you honestly though, the Team didn’t have enough funds to purchase InDesign when we were starting, and so it has always been Photoshop since then. Even my … Continue reading

Turning Five

Hello, If you have stumbled upon this space randomly, know that your curiosity is welcomed with open arms, and all you need to know is that here in our humble space in the interwebs, we are all for living creatively – whatever that means to you. I write this on our birthday month. Planet Slate … Continue reading

April’s Writing Challenge!

This month is all about building on your brilliance! If you haven’t discovered what you’re good at yet, there are two pages from the Slate 2012 Planner that will challenge your skills on writing or designing. The first one can win you a Sloot*! Try your hand in creating a story with gaps! Fill in … Continue reading

February Sloot Winner!

HELLO HELLO! Happy Friday, happy Sloot Winner announcement! 😀 Here are the placers for February’s Continue This Doodle Design Challenge: THIRD PLACE goes to PAOLO GANGOSO! A bittersweet poison we ingest – two parts curiosity, three parts regret. SECOND PLACE goes to ANDIE CARMA! Overthinking Kills FIRST PLACE goes to MARIANE GO! NegaMonsters The things … Continue reading

Some Photos of Angkor

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” –Mark Twain

Slate Reel: Balance (animated short)

Before February ends, here’s a treat to honor our Attack the Addiction month. One of the classics, Balance (this month’s antidote!), won the Oscar for Animated Short Film in 1989. Directed and produced by German twin brothers Wolfgang and Christoph Lauenstein, it is simple and unpretty, yet affectively powerful.  Some may find it a bit … Continue reading

A SLOOT Addiction

February cannot end without another Sloot Design Challenge! Get a chance to win a Sloot when you continue the illustration below: basically, it’s a kid on a scale and something is weighing him down. Your goal is to be that kid and illustrate what are the things or what specific thing weighs you down and … Continue reading

January Design Challenge Winner!

Hello everyone! This is long overdue so let me get to announcing the placers and the very first Sloot winner for 2012! Huzzah!                                                                 … Continue reading