WHAT’S A GOOD SNAKE?
We’re a multifaceted duo that provides clients with creative direction and implementation for a diverse range of projects with an emphasis on custom hand painting. We specialize in
developing accessible visual messaging that communicates important information to users of physical spaces
producing custom artwork and visual artifacts that convey the sense of place within spaces
providing a unique perspective to clients who are seeking to promote accessibility and connect in meaningful ways with their users and/or customers
GOOD SNAKE WANTS TO SHARE
If you’re considering bringing us to teach or talk at your workplace, learning institution, conference, or other event, this page can give you an overview of how we may be able to contribute.
We lead COURSES
How to paint letters
Our brush lettering courses are our most popular- for good reason. We paint letters. All. The. Time. We teach students of all backgrounds and levels the proper tools and techniques for painting basic to advanced lettering by hand. We lead courses for aspiring sign painters, more advanced sign painters who could use some guidance, and anyone else who thinks an intensive 6-8 hours going over the finer points of lettering and layout are a great way to spend a Saturday (or any other day). To our graphic design friends- don’t worry, our brush lettering courses will be great for you, too! We provide designers with fresh perspective on how typography, placement, size, and color pull a message together beyond your computer screen and into the real world.
HOW TO MURAL
Every time a mural is painted without primer, a snake cries. Learn to avoid this and other mishaps from the people who paint on walls for a living. We show our students the correct way to plan and paint murals for interior and exterior applications. We go over all the tips, tricks, and shortcuts, from bringing your small paper sketch to life on a large wall, to selecting the right tools for the job, so that your mural project can be efficient and fun, and your work can outlive those other murals down the block.
How to run a creative business
Did your college forget to teach you how to actually make a living as a creative? So did ours. Don’t worry, we’ve already made all the mistakes for you. We teach other creatives how to work with clients, organize their time and resources, and maximize the potential of every project, all while earning an actual living.
We have some things to say
Considering reaching out to Good Snake about a speaking opportunity? To get a feeling for our voice, you can tune in to our Instagram feed or our podcast, where we keep a steady conversation going. Some topics that we particularly care about:
running a sustainable and ethical business as a creative
why creatives, like everyone else, deserve to be paid a living wage, and how to make that happen
how to connect with clients and employers who respect you, and how to quickly spot and avoid the ones who won’t
how to find clients and employers who share your values
why the inclusion of diverse voices is good for all of us
you get what you pay for: why quality is worth the investment
you have two options: good, fast, or cheap; choose wisely
how to apply traditional methods and new technology in today’s visual landscape
how to get your message across with good design
human-centered design thinking
the value of taking creative risk