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
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.
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.
There have been many Thanksgivings that I spent with friends volunteering at outreaches and then fellowship over a great meal. This year for #DressedInHolidayStyle we found some incredible ideas for your Friendsgiving Dinner Party. 1. Gold place setting by hwtm.com 2. Kraft paper table runner by bydawnnicole.com 3. Grateful Heart printable by stayathomeartist.com 4. Thanksgiving Leftover printables by pizzazzerie.com 5. Thanksgiving Collection by thetomkatstudio.com
1. Motion Theatre by Caroline Grohs. 2. Typography logo design inspiration from Smash Blog Trends. 3. Silhouettes by Pommel Lane. 4. Alphabet letters page layout on Polyvore. 5. Experimental typography on Creative Bloq. 6. Salt and Light on Digital Arts blog.
Don’t be afraid of negative space when designing. White space helps direct a viewer’s eye. Space around your text boxes and images makes it easier to read. White space creates a balanced and harmonious layout which increases appeal.
To Design Effectively Establish Hierarchy The dominant feature in your design should be the most important part of your message.
Throwback Thursday Designing for an annual fundraising campaign Class Project: Create a Marketing Campaign (2004) Assignment: Create a postcard, membership brochure, donor hand-out brochure. Software: Adobe Photoshop and InDesign.
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 »
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 »