Thursday, November 8, 2012

DIY Painted Pinecone Wreath

Hello all!

Simply get some spray paint, hot glue, and thread of the same color as the paint. And some pinecones from your back yard.

I spray-painted the pinecones then sat down to glue them on while watching television. They were tied down with the thread to make it more sturdy. Done!

Check out more images at my etsy store. Have a lovely day!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Lioness Charcoal Drawing

Hello Lovelies!

Check out my latest addition to my Etsy store. I seem to be really into lions at the moment. Haha!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

My Bag On Etsy Sold!

Hello my Lovelies!

I just sold another item on Etsy! Yay for me!

In case you can't tell, I'm extremely excited. It was the bag pictured in a previous post. A newer bag you might not have seen is this mustard and gray one. Really nice bag and I think the wooden button detail really makes the bag complete. Well, it's time to pack and ship off my green bag to a lucky someone! Goodbye my lovelies!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Charcoal Lion Drawing

Hey there lovelies!

Here's something I just put up on Etsy! I'm extremely proud of it since I thought it would turn out bad!
What do you all think? Is it ferocious? It's available now at my Etsy store!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Update: Etsy Store and Freelance Work

It's been crazy. I've had a bit of freelance work, have been selling a few things on my Etsy store, and have a bit of homework. I'll be uploading some more graphic work soon but for now check out these items at my store.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Poster: Alliance for Youth Justice

Check out this new poster created for an organization called Campaign for Youth Justice. Check out their site!
Stay tuned for more!
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Monday, April 23, 2012

Julie's Cleaning Service

Julie's Cleaning Service has been around for year! They wanted to revamp their company and rebrand as a fun yet timeless company. Here's the new logo and business card. Enjoy.

Front of business card.

Back of business card.

El Metro Mexican Street Food Logo

El Metro is a concept that a couple of experienced cooks are trying out. They focus on fresh and high quality Mexican food. The main Chef, a guy who has lived in Mexico City, wanted to bring "a real taste of Mexican street food you'd find in urban areas." He goes on to state that "there are no frills, just delicious and fast food that will fill you up and get you on your way."

Here's the logo I designed and am currently laying out the menu, business cards, and website!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Postcard Design for AssistAE

Just a quicky. Here's something I worked on a couple weeks ago for AssistAE. They're now offering rides for school children in Dubai and needed a promotional ad / postcard.

I hope you had a great weekend!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Web Ads!

Just finished working on a web ad for GoverGIS. Web ads are great for getting your name out there and gathering potential clients. Mostly I see it as a way to subtly get people to see your name and ingrain it into their brain until they think they know your brand.

The company works on GIS, which, according to Wikipedia, is a "geographic information system is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of geographical data."

Have a great rest of the week everyone!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Going Back To School

I was always a strange child. Other than the fact that my hair was so curly I could hold my lunch within it's coils, I enjoyed school. I loved it. And now I'm going back.

As a designer, I think I have the skills needed to survive, but the cold truth is that businesses want an all in one package. I can design but I can't program. So going back to school is the plan.

Is it horrible that I'm actually enjoying the process of applying for aid and although applying for loans is killing me, I really like looking through hundreds of classes to fit my needs? I know that this time it might be harder to take control of my time. Before I had my daughter, I could easily take on loads of freelance design work while still in school and maintain a really good GPA.

Other than having to manage my time a little better, which most people would benefit from anyway, I'm excited. In a couple months I'll be on my way to being a turbo, all-in-one, mega designer!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Business of Design

Design is fun. It makes your heart skip a beat in a way your significant other will never understand. Design makes you fall in love again and again, even if the trend is the same one from years before (Coral spring dresses anyone?).

The business of design is not fun. It's boring. It makes my eyes water as I stare at an excel spreadsheet trying to make sense of numbers as they merge. I find myself questioning why I have to crunch numbers instead of making beautifully designed posters?

So far I've only found one tool to help me through the mess and am actively seeking more. As a slightly starving artist, of course it has to be free.

Does anyone have any suggestions on managing a budding freelance business?