I am an artist poster

This weeks graphic design tip is about lessons learned along the way. A lesson I had learn and I learned the hard way – stop doing design work for free. I learned to value my skill set and worth as a graphic artist. I’ve invested in my education and building my skill set and there is no reason to through it away. Guess what? I have to live and eat too. I made the mistake of helping established companies, organizations,… Read more »

bridal shower thank you card with watercolor flowers

Monday Makeover: Design Miscommunicated. Re-Design a Bridal Shower invitation. Client: Name changed for privacy, we will call our client Alyssa James. Challenge: 24 hrs. to come up a Bridal Shower invite, E-blast and Thank You card. As a designer, it is important to LISTEN to what the client is asking for. Don’t assume anything, ask for clarity if you have to. So I got a call from a friend of mine, if I could help a friend of hers, who… Read more »

onejdesigns 2013 calendar

Plan To Create As a graphic designer/artist I keep myself busy. Between paid projects, I give myself challenges and projects to complete. Every month you can plan to do something extra. For me it’s Monday Makeover, craft project, cooking or drawing. Whatever you choose it will help build up your skills and expertise. Towards the end of each year I create a calendar. The 12 month calendar helps me to stay organized with events, deadlines and important dates that are… Read more »