appetite for APPS
Jan06

appetite for APPS

About 90% of this blog is created on the phone. I am on the go a lot, and it’s just more fun. I know I am not alone but I did want to mention a couple of things. First, I would always rely on a professional to do photography or illustration for a client. I consider my photos of digital images not always perfect for what a client might need to accomplish with just the right end result. Camera phones have limited control, small sensors,...

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Lucy’s dresser repurposed
Oct29

Lucy’s dresser repurposed

Ok, I will admit I didn’t do this alone- Dave (you know the drummer) had a lot to say about this project, like “Hey! My drums will fit perfect in there!” Kidding aside, you can use this idea for other collections too. Here is how Dave did it. (I helped!) Take off the door and pull out draws. Turn on the side – reposition legs – add a flat piece of wood to cover where bottom once was. Paint or not. Design should never be...

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and then this happened…
Sep02

and then this happened…

Digital image timelines are on everyones phone and in the digital cloud, but there are so many other ways to look back. Here is a fun mini time capsule project I do with objects and the little stories around them. You can do it for a month or ten years or anything in between. It can be done with a family or a business or a friend group. Tell the short story on a piece of paper, something that happened on a certain day. If there is an...

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App 101 – working with type
Aug20

App 101 – working with type

When it comes to your small business or your personal brand having a plan is key, and how you execute the plan (the visual part of you) is what will stay in people’s minds. If you need to add type to an image, or a post, or product you don’t have to be an expert to work with one of my favorite Apps – Phonto. Available in both apple and android. This App is extremely thorough, has over 200 fonts and font families. You...

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good girl!
Sep19

good girl!

It’s not often my design world & baking world unite, but in this case, it was an act of love. Ollie, one of the dogs in my life inspired these biscuits named Ollie’s Kookies. Of course, she supervised the baking and had the final sign off on the label design! We give them out as presents to her friends and sell them around town. If you want to make them for your pups, here’s the recipe. I have been perfecting it for a while...

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color the world
May07

color the world

Try this, it is something completely different and will change how you see color and the color in your world. Pick a color, I change the color every time I do this. Like green. Then look for it, notice the color throughout your day how the light affects it, where it is natural, and where we have used color to blend in or stand out. Notice how many variations of the color there are. This can turn into a fascinating exercise. Trends,...

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