Final flyer with images of people, family, kids

Monday Makeover: Movie Flyer Re-Design: Holiday Play Flyer. Client: Write Between The Eyes. Challenge: Redesign a flyer that would print in 12 hours. I was contacted by a local theatre company that needed a sudden flyer change. By background in media has taught me to think quickly and expect sudden changes, that’s how I treated this particular challenge. When I saw the original flyer (Above) it seemed chaotic and not uniformed. The main copy did not make sense, in fact,… Read more »

3 Design Magazines

Read & Have Resources. It’s the beginning of the month, which means new magazines are out. One of my favorite things to do is purchase design magazines & books to add to my resource library. I still have a few books from college. A few of my regular design magazine purchases are Communication Art, Computer Arts, HOW and Artful blogging magazine – always such wonderful reads flowing with wonderful design and art ideas. Most of my design books are published… Read more »

Graphic Design Tips

I love seeing the logo design process from other designers. Learning new ideas and techniques only builds your skill set. With the internet readily available, there are many resources at your disposal for continued eduction. Resources: Lynda.com Treehouse.com YouTube Pinterest LogoDesignLove

Prestige revised logo

This addition of Monday Makeover, I pulled from the school archives. One of my favorite projects in school was to revise an existing logo and freshen it up a bit. The assignment was to implement subtle changes to refresh the look, still maintaining customer recognition. Potential Client: Prestige Landscapes.

DayXention color palette, logo, images and fonts designed by Noami Foster

Monday Makeover: A logo that gets misunderstood. (re)design a logo Client: DayXtension Challenge: Keep the name and color palette Your logo should identify your business, what products your sell or services you offer. I had a client come to me wanting a new look for her business. She wanted to keep her name and color palette. The challenge with the logo (re)design was coming up with a concept that would explain the business. At first glance I thought this was… Read more »

Coffee cup and card for Save The Date wedding

This weeks graphic design tip: Fall Weddings Engagements, Weddings, Showers and Baby Announcements have become very social, more people want to share the special moments with friends, family and acquaintances.  Whatever the occasion, we all want to send something out that is as memorable as the engagement and wedding. I enjoy finding creative ways couples have shared their “Save The Date” announcements. This year I found several wonderful, beautiful and unique ideas on Pinterest. Here 5 of my favorites and… Read more »

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 »