So with the “Digital App-ocalypse” on the horizon, I’m comforted by the thought that my time machine is almost complete..I’m also comforted with the thought that no app will ever be able to replace the creative mind and the evolving talents we have as designers.

But just to be safe and to ensure that you are not enslaved by “appluretron”, leader of the “Decepto-Apps” here is a survival guide.

  •  Take the time and sketch, stencil, paint or draw. Create something without the help of an app. These skills will make sure apps are used as tools, not the other way around.
  • Revisit the principles of design and elements of art. These are basic properties that set your work apart from any filter.
  • Understand what an app does. Before you use a tool, you should understand what it is and if the tool is right to use. Vintage photography might not work for a technology client.
  • Be yourself. Create your own style and filters. Try creating your own lens flares form scratch and understand what goes into making one.

So until that day we send an app back in time -to ensure the survival of the human race. And allowing the creatives to freely create.