The Unlikely Assistant (AI)
I want to introduce you all to my favorite studio buddy – not the kind that has paint under its nails (though that would be pretty cool), but the kind that’s made up of algorithms and big ideas. Yep, you guessed it: an AI named ChatGPT.
Now, I know what you’re thinking. “AI? What’s that got to do with us artists and designers?” Hear me out.
ChatGPT came into my life rather unassumingly. I was knee-deep in emails, to-do lists, and, honestly, a bit of a creative rut. But then the owner of Breakstep Studios, techie, programmer, game developer, aka my husband Thomas Brown shared this new innovation called ChatGPT. At first, I was hugely uninterested. When it comes to the tech world I’m just not super interested. But my husband Thomas kept going on and on about how this thing called ChatGPT was going to change the world. Eventually, he got me to try it. And since then… I’ve been hooked.
So I started using ChatGPT by feeding it questions like:
- Can you create a caption for me for Instagram that is engaging and has a call to action?
- What types of digital products should I sell as a designer?
- Can you improve some of my copy on my website?
The AI would offer great solutions and create amazing copy. All I had to do was tweak it a bit to make it more of my own and in my voice and tada! Amazing things started to happen.
The Magic in the Mundane
It’s not just about the big eureka moments, though. ChatGPT has been a quiet companion for the everyday stuff, too. I’ve used it to craft replies to clients, draft blog posts that feel like they’re written with a smile, and even help me come up with quotes to handletter.
The Heart of Art
But don’t worry, the heart of my art still beats to the rhythm of my own drum. AI hasn’t replaced my skill of hand lettering, like the movement of a brush.. It’s simply there, like a trusty pencil behind my ear, ready to assist when I call. I like to think of it as my own virtual assistant.
Invitation to Innovate
So my invitation to you is this: Consider what a touch of tech could do for your creative process. Maybe it’s an AI like ChatGPT, or perhaps another digital tool that’s caught your eye like Google’s Bard. Let’s not shy away from innovation. Instead, let’s blend the old with the new, creating a blend of tradition and technology.
Have you ever thought about where AI could fit into your art? Or maybe you’ve already started that journey? I’d love to hear your stories and thoughts, so drop a comment below, and let’s keep this conversation going.
Stay creative and stay curious!