Graphic Design Tip #5 The Weakest Link

This tip is for creative departments. A creative department is not as good as its best talent. It’s only as good as its worst. Creative people are individuals with their own thoughts, ideas, and concepts using different angles to come up with a design processes. If you continually have to redesign your creatives, send press releases for addressing incorrect information that has been published,  IT IS costing you money. Find out where the weakest link is and decide whether it’s… Read more »

American Furniture Warehouses Commercial Concepts 5 logo ideas

Designing a logo is a big responsibility, the  a whole lot of meaning and represent the image of the company. Logos are usually the most recognizable symbol for a company or organization and should effectively community the product or services. Here’s A Quick Look at my design process. STEP 1 – BRAIN DUMP: first thing I do when designing a logo is tryout different names, if the client does not have one. If they do have a name already, I will write… Read more »

Fall Gathering Logo final

I had so much fun collaborating with the photographers, designers, and AFW buyers to create this Fall time look we called “Autumn Atmosphere”. One of the challenges was creating a logo specific to this marketing plan. Keeping it simple was the best way to go. Logo Design: Gather around the table Fall email Design Wish: Come up with an informal email for the Fall season Client: American Furniture Warehouse Challenge: Make the logo compelling enough for customer to click through… Read more »

Design Inspiration December 2016 Merry Christmas Typography

Merry Christmas! It is #DesignDecember. This time of year, there is inspiration all around. Here are a few of my favorite Christmas typography works. Click on any of the items below to learn more. 1. Merry Christmas paper cut out 2. Candy Cane J 3. Magic of Christmas 4. Merry Christmas with copic markers 5. Black and White Merry Christmas 6. Martini Merry Christmas 7. Gold Merry Christmas

Design Inspiration October 2016 Inktober

IT’S INKTOBER! Inktober was started by Mr. Jake Parker. Every October artists from all over the world challenge themselves to create one ink drawing each day for the entire month of October. I love challenges that push you to do better and to grow in your craft. It’s not often I use ink as medium, so this will be a great challenge for me to develop in this area. Nina Stajne Xavier Collette LOUI JOVER Noami Foster caro_hei Siamés Escalante KERBY… Read more »

Design Inspiration August 2016

A few months ago I started using adult coloring books to de-stress during lunch breaks and to try out new colored pencils and Copic alternative markers. For a while I only had Prismacolor Pencils and Letraset markers. Well, Letraset is now Winsor Newton Pro Markers. I took the opportunity to explore other art supply possibilities. YouTube has been a big help in deciding which art supplies I am willing to invest in. Also, stumbled across a great animation and graphic… 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.