The 100 day art challenge

Since starting my new position as a digital designer, my artistic skills has taken a backseat. UGH! Art is why I got into graphic design to begin with, so having a creative block is not OK. Since Spring I’ve wanted to give myself a creative reboot, by making an effort to do things outside my comfortable nesting place. Most of us have fantasies about shutting down our technology and taking a long trip to Italy to try something different……Well, maybe… Read more »

Denver Chalk Festival Flyer

It’s art season and one of my favorite events to be a part of is the Denver Chalk Festival happening June 4 – 5 in LoDo on Larimer. Make a day of it, have lunch or dinner, take your time seeing beautiful art come together, then go shopping on 16th street mall. I’ll be recreating Red Boy 1 from the True Colors Collection and posting on Instagram and streaming live in real time on my Facebook page. I hope to… Read more »

December Design Inspiration 2015 typography

I enjoy seeing beautiful type created by hand and those created digitally. Here are my 5 picks that I consider to be beautiful type. Alphabet type treatment by Anthony James. Visby by Connary Fagen Typography. Hand drawn quote by Rhymesayers. Hand drawn words by lee25. Gold lettering by Seb Lester. BONUS: Shake It Off by Marco van Luijin.

Box Water Is Better Carton 2

Earlier this week I browsing the isle of Target, when this plain black and white packaging caught my eye. It took me back to the original generic brand packaging you found at grocery stores. Clean and simple. Beautiful, Beautiful white space. I was so intrigued by the packaging, I picked up a carton and went to the website www.boxedwaterisbetter.com. Even their tagline is great: “Pure water with a purpose.” Before plastic there was cartons and glass bottles. I was impressed… Read more »

Design December I dream

If you follow me on any of my social media platforms, you’ve seen a few of these promotional pieces leading up to #DesignDecember and Christmas. The graphics used can be found on freepik.com and creativemarket.com. Using social media is a powerful resource to help bring awareness, promote events and engage with your audience. Social Media Examiner has 16 ways to promote your event.

Thank You for giving personal note

I wanted to take this opportunity to Thank You for supporting onejdesigns and Celebration Of Children. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your loyalty. You are a valued client of this company. I can’t imagine working without you. The difference you make is nothing short of amazing .God bless you for the support, honesty, and words of encouragement. From myself and everyone at onejdesigns, HAVE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING.

November Design Inspiration Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving being 1 week away, I found some incredible Design Ideas on Pinterest to use now and in the future. 1. Neutral Fall Home from is lizmarieblog. 2. Thanksgiving table & decor ideas from PlanningItAll. 3. Blackberry Moscow Mule from Buzzfeedlife. 4. Thanksgiving Candy Bar Wrapper from LivingLocurto. 5. Friendsgiving Tablescape from MyThirtySpot. 6. Thanksgiving Take Away ideas from PotteryBarn. 7. Free Fall Pumpkin Printable from DesignLoveInspiration.

Media Speak UI design

Some of the greatest ideas come out random conversations. Media Speaks came out of conversation I had with a colleague. Choosing the right logo can be a long process but worth it. Font choice along with letter kearning and symbols can help represent your brand or idea. Try out your logo with different font colors, background colors and symbol colors.Create a media kit or brand package for your logo. This will ensure consistency. Mobile App coming soon.

A Measure of Happiness Card Front

Monday Makeover: Menu to Greeting Card Design Wish: A new concept Client: Myself Challenge: Make this concept relevant for today. This month’s makeover, I wanted to redesign a project I had from college. The original assignment was to design a menu by hand.I used calligraphy for the hand lettering, as you can tell, calligraphy was not my favorite class. The art I used dry pastels. I mounted the images on red poster board.  I like the words for the menu,… Read more »