Creative Rut


I just noticed last night that I have been on a creative rut, I hate it so much because it seeps out my ideas and the will to work and produce something fresh and new. I was hesitant and in denial at first that I am on a rut because I love doing photography but after reading an article in iMag there was a line saying "One sign that you're in a creative rut don't enjoy or feel excited about the creative process anymore."—Dang guilty as charge. I don't know what caused this goddam thing (I am guessing a postponed shoot.) I am experiencing right now. All I want right now is to get my shooting mojo back and see the world again in the camera viewfinder. 

I should try to watch artsy films and get my ass inspired again. 


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Patrick Jude M. Ilagan born June 24, 1990 is a graphic designer, photographer and content specialist based in Manila, Philippines. Patrick is a graduate of University of Santo Tomas wherein he earned his degree in Fine Arts major in Advertising.

After graduating he worked as a graphic designer and art director for on Gadgets Magazine under Great Minds Media Inc. which is a publishing company based in Quezon City, Philippines in 2011 until 2012. He then moved to Web Providers Dev. Pro as a content writer which later on became Digital Room Inc. (Philippines) wherein he became a digital marketing specialist. In the same year he moved to Web Providers Dev. Pro he also part-timed as an instructor for a local college based in Makati, Philippines wherein he taught graphic design.

Patrick wrote and made downloadable content for You the Designer which is a graphic design lifestyle blog in 2012 until early 2014 with artist Kerby Rosanes. In mid-2014 He shifted his efforts and co-founded photography lifestyle and inspiration blog named You the Photographer with George Nacpil. He is currently the blog's editor.

Patrick often refers to himself as a pixel craftsman since he is mostly working with a computer. Patrick mostly uses Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Lightroom for his work.

When not working Patrick immerses himself in TV shows, movies, books and games. He is also a fan of underground live music shows, food fairs, art exhibits and roaming around museums.