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 »

Go Green For Me After Note Card from the True Colors Collection

Monday Makeover: Photo makeover Design Wish: make photos for ETSY shop more appealing Client: Myself Challenge: Update photos for ETSY shop Maintaining an beautiful ETSY shop is critical for sales. Today, images are brighter and cleaner. I challenged myself this year, to redo the images for my shop that is appropriate for today. I changed the card stock and image size to cover the entire card. The original card was printed on a cream card stock, which changed the color… Read more »

Tall Aspen Magazine Ad makeover 1

Monday Makeover: Magazine page layout Design Wish: update for 2014/2015 Client: Myself Challenge: Re-design magazine layout that is relevant for today. This month’s makeover is my own. A few weeks ago I posted a #TBT class design project from 2005 to Facebook & Twitter. I wanted to challenge myself and update the magazine layout for 2014. The original assignment was to develop a 2 page, side by side, layout. This challenge I came with 2 design prospects that a very… Read more »

New MT Fuju menu

Originally posted on justnoami.blogspot 8/12/2013 and wanted post for this Monday Makeover. Monday Makeover: Restaurant Take Away Menu Design Wish: Re-design or update menu Client: Mt. Fuji Hibachi and Sushi Bar Challenge: Create a brand Identity for the menu A well-designed menu is a marketing and merchandising tool, and it will help you sell your product. While working in corporate, a client came needing to freshen up their menu. The client wanted to have a look all their own and… Read more »

Hobby Lobby Eblast spec ad designed by Noami Foster

Originally posted on justnoami.blogspot 7/21/2013 and wanted post for this Monday Makeover. Monday Makeover: Holiday Gift Guide (Re-Mix) Design Wish: To one day design for Hobby Lobby Potential Client: Hobby Lobby Challenge: Create a Holiday Guide full ideas for the winter & holiday season. As a graphic designer there are some opportunities I want to cross my path. One of those opportunities is designing for Hobby Lobby. This time of year, Hobby Lobby will bring out their Halloween decorations, Thanksgiving… Read more »

Meet Me Under The Mistletoe front postcard design for Tanielle Lingerie designed by Noami Foster of onejdesigns

Originally posted on justnoami.blogspot 7/8/2013 and wanted post for this Monday Makeover. Monday Makeover: Re- Brand Re-Design: Update a flyer and create a postcard, email campaign and facebook cover Client: Tanielle Lingerie Challenge: Re-Brand the marketing material in both print and digital. Last Christmas (2012), I get a call from my mom asking if I would take a look a flyer her niece, my cousin, had created for her lingerie company and if I could help in anyway. OMG! OMG!… Read more »

Speakout logo branded

Monday Makeover: Logo/Brand design Re-Design: Update the logo with a sophisticated look. Client: The Speakout Challenge: Attempt to change the identity of the brand. As a freelance graphic designer, you encounter clients who for whatever reason, will not follow through with the designs you come up with, it just happens. Today’s Monday Makeover is about re-designing a logo that would re-brand the events company. original The Speakout logo The client wanted to refresh their logo to be more sophisticated. The… Read more »

Monday Makeover: onejdesigns brand Re-Design: separate onejdesigns brand from The True Colors Collection brand. Client: myself – onejdesigns Challenge: Create two separate brand identities. ( PART 2 ) Last month I shared how The True Colors Collection now has its own brand apart from onejdesigns. I made the decision to (re)brand onejdesigns when my website needed to be updated. I used Adobe Kuler to create the color palette I wanted. From there, I identified all the elements and fonts I… Read more »

True Colors Collection primary logo

Monday Makeover: True Colors Collection brand Re-Design: separate onejdesigns brand from The True Colors Collection brand. Client: myself – onejdesigns Challenge: Create two separate brand identities. ( PART 1 ) Several years ago when I started out as a freelance designer, I also jump into the art community in Denver, CO. Because I wasn’t quit sure which direction I should go, art or design, I did them both. Surprisingly, things took off in both. I began to establish myself as… Read more »

Monday Makeover Logo

Today’s Monday Makeover is about videos and using YouTube or Vimeo as way to promote your product or service. The number of people you can reach is a huge. Which is better,  spending 2-3 minutes watching a video or spending 15 minutes reading text, plus you can put your video almost anywhere on the web to gain more traffic to your site. It is on my to do list for The True Colors Collection and for onejdesigns. Below are five… Read more »