Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloweenie!!!!

Why couldn't the witch get pregnant
cause her husband had a hollow weenie!
happy halloweenie everyone :)

It's 5:15pm here is NY and I have had not a single trick-or-treater in my new home. Bummer.  Now I have about 4lbs of candy to bring to work....but to make up for the lack of cutie pies coming to the door, I decided to dress up little miss Juliet....

 ^^^First she seemed sad ^^^
 ^^^Then she started to plot her revenge^^^
^^^And lastly she vowed to never, ever forget the humiliation^^^

Saturday, October 30, 2010


So I've been working on tweaking, re-tweaking, and then tweaking some more! My goal is to find innovative ways to use typography and font. Here are some of my original Minted submissions after being tweaked!

Can I also secretly confess that I hope Santa brings me a few gift cards for Veer? Yum, new fonts!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Just for Fun

So I've been working almost non-stop on my 2010 holiday collection. At one point I was so in the zone I didn't even realize my newly spayed pup was in the room with me. I wonder how long she was staring?

Hope you all have a good weekend!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Type, Type, Type

So lately I've been researching typography. Personally, this is an area that I struggle in - it's also the area I feel most strongly impacts a design. Bad typography can single handedly ruin an entire product.

If you'd like to follow me on my journey to improve my type design, check out these sites:

For the true beginner

Communicating with Type

11 Essential Tips


28 Other Great Typography Sites

I'm hoping that over the next few months I can grow as a designer. Maybe by pushing myself a little outside of my comfort zone, I'll be able to find a new little world of lovely design.

Wish me luck and stay posted to see my work evolve!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Rainy stormy nights...

Let it be known that I love tumultuous weather. I have a beautiful view from my little porch of the water and NYC skyline, and when a storm is brewing, man, the view is just to die for!

So here I am on a Monday night, taking a break from designing to enjoy the company of my little pup and a grand old lightening show.

Life is good.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Another Minted Invite

Isn't it funny how a cool design element can be reworked into totally different asthetics?! Check out a re-work if my firework invite:

Back in Business!!

Ahhh - so after a several month slump (from blogging that is), I'm BACK!!

Check out some of my latest designs on Minted, and please check back at the end of the competition to vote for myself and for all the other designers!

Here's what I submitted, although I do think I'll be making some modifications as time moves on.

One of the topics that has come up recently on the Minted Forum is this notion of copying designs. My thoughts are really simple: DO NOT DO IT!!!

Designers work so hard on coming up with something that accurately represents them and their style. Tons of time and creativity get put into each and every details of every single design. That being said, it's really hurtful, and down right wrong, to copy a design exactly.

Like many other designers out there, I am often inspired by other pieces of art or stationary. Sometimes I rework something into my own style, or my own vision, but I will never, ever take something that isn't mine and copy + paste.

Being inspired is beautiful, copying is ugly.
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