Happy New Year! This Spring will mark 7 years that onejdesigns has been in business. I started onejdesigns as an outlet to create graphic design that I really liked, in other words, I wanted creative freedom. I’ve gotten so much more out of it than that. Over the years I began to learn more about marketing through email and social media. The importance of a strong brand identity, as well as, developing my own personal brand. I am so thankful… Read more »
Gold Lettering – From Up North Golden Keds – The Vault Files Stila Black and Gold packaging – The Die Line Black, White, Gold Pencils – ModCloth Toasted Marshmallow Drink – The Watering Mouth
Let’s talk package design this #DesignDecember. What better way than with a Starbucks Haul! I’ve always been impressed with the marketing strategies and ad campaigns Starbucks produces through the year, Christmas being my favorite. The Starbucks stores literally turn RED for the Holidays. 2013 DieLine wrote a Q & A article with Terry Davenport, Senior Vice President, Global Brand and Creative Studios, about the red cup strategy. Seeing the red cups, for me, is the official start of Holiday celebration, socializing,… Read more »
I was watching Charlie Brown Christmas and this line from Linus’s monolog stayed on my mind. “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” – Luke 2:14 Click here to download high-res wallpaper file. Click here to download White Christmas wallpaper.
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 »
Design Inspiration mood board December 2014 Purple Door – Homedit Purple Wedding Invitation – Oh So Beautiful Paper Purple Watercolor Elements – Creative Market Purple Daisy Wallpaper – Borealchick Designs Paper Paint Swatches – Flickr Purple Cake Pops – Hollywood Candy Girls
It’s #DesignDecember and today I want to share with you one of my favorite online design shops I use and that is Creative Market. At Creative Market you will find fonts, graphics, illustration and all kinds of web themes from independent creatives. Below are 5 graphics I would use for any New Year’s campaign.
1st up for #Design December – Typography and Christmas lyrics is a must for any designer. White Christmas is one of those songs, when your hear it, you want it to snow. White Christmas is great for digital wallpaper, a party gift or to hang in your home for the holidays. The design is 11×8.5 click here to download high-res file. For your listening pleasure White Christmas sung by Michael Buble.
Throwback Thursday – Designs from the past! Class projects from 2006 Assignment: Create an annual report. Software: Adobe Illustrator and InDesign
Christmas and New Year’s is my favorite time of the year. The decorations, music, food, shopping all are amazing. The designer in me, especially loves all of the advertisements, window displays and package designs. This year, instead of blogmas, which is mostly about crafts and art, I’m trying #DesignDecember – all design. I’ll be posting to this blog a few times each through the new year. What Have I Planned? 1. Free Downloads 2. MondayMakeover – email design & print… Read more »