[book review] Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon

In an effort to keep my creative mind fueled, I always read books that challenge my creative processes and imagination.  Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon, a young, hungry artist and writer based out of Texas, is by far the best read I’ve experienced on creativity and pushing yourself to step outside of our norm. Austin KleonContinue reading “[book review] Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon”

The Perfect Fit for your Creative Talent

In my quest to find the perfect fit for the next career as I move to Dallas, I’ve been asking myself, what does a creative designer need in a company to be successful? A lot of people suggest to do freelance work, or start my own business, but I’m just not ready for that yet.Continue reading “The Perfect Fit for your Creative Talent”

Magazine Industry: Trends and Challenges

Here is a little research for ya! I am personally NOT a data person, but I found this topic to be very interesting. I still hear people say “print is going to die”, and I have also heard, “with the technological advances, who needs print publications anymore?” I’ve always believed that a printed product serves as that tangible “friend”Continue reading “Magazine Industry: Trends and Challenges”

Designing for a Good Cause: Design vs Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. So first, here is a little info about breast cancer. Women – keep yourself informed, get your check-ups and always be aware. It is a little bit lengthy, BUT keep reading! It is worth it the knowledge! Here is the best part!!! This is a GREAT WAY to designContinue reading “Designing for a Good Cause: Design vs Cancer”

Branding/Package Design: The London House of Coffee by Reynolds and Reyner

Through my experience in design I have done very little package design. In efforts to stay versatile. I research and play around with services in the field that I don’t get a lot of exposure to. Which leads me to the branding and packaging the London House of Coffee, designed by Reynolds and Reyner. ReynoldsContinue reading “Branding/Package Design: The London House of Coffee by Reynolds and Reyner”

RETRO Designs Are the New Trend…

Using retro themed design elements is the latest trend in graphic design. Retro designs can be characterized by period icons, vivid graphics and pale colors. Although I’ve noticed this trend in layout design as well as advertising and logo design, I’ve chosen to include images of logos particularly. Why the New Trend? I believe retroContinue reading “RETRO Designs Are the New Trend…”

A New Look for that Special Day…

There are few projects that prove to be more difficult that the wedding invitation. This is for the “perfect day” and everything needs to be spot on. Not only does it need to be effective and notify the guests of the information for the wedding but it also needs to portray the “personality” of theContinue reading “A New Look for that Special Day…”

Covering Tragedy…

It seems now more than ever that tragedy finds ways to repeat itself. The past several years of these devastating events have Americans fearful for their lives every day. For those of us who were so lucky to have not been a victim, we find ourselves grateful that our families and loved ones weren’t involved,Continue reading “Covering Tragedy…”

Rue Mag = Your Everything Modern Chic Guide

My newest magazine discovery and obsession. This lifestyle magazine specializes in everything modern chic, including fashion and home décor. The layout is clean, fresh, simple and to the point. Colors are vibrant, cool yet explosive. Photography speaks for itself  and tells the story meanwhile articles are short yet informative. Check out Rue Magazine at www.ruemag.com

The Perfect Spring Palettes…

As Spring is here and the April showers begin, new fads and color palettes are on the rise. Just like every other element of graphic design, color palettes follow are constantly evolving. This year’s color trends are as diverse as they are compelling; brights and neons combine with greyscale to add some zing to clean, modernContinue reading “The Perfect Spring Palettes…”