Updates 6-19-2016

Hi Everyone! Long time no chat! Got a lot of changes heading up. My embroidery machine is up and running (still figuring out how to make stuff- so far I have only embroidered about 5 things EVER- so i'm really no pro yet) and my craft room is somewhat organized. I...

Website Planning Toolkit V1

Website Planning Toolkit v1 When I plan my websites (which is usually by hand, sketching); I use a similar structure so I have a feel for how my content is going to be laid out and showcased. I had something like this in mind for awhile now; but never really got to...

Well… Hope you can read this!

Not so good news here. I will probably delete this post when I get situated; but it turns out my SSD HD has corrupted itself and there is a good chance all of my data is gone. Drive is only 6 months old too- so this is very unexpected. :/ Don't have it all backed up...

IDEAS THREAD

So, Here we go... Well! I figured I was due for one of these posts. Seeing I have random comments all over the place, here is the place for you to ASK, SUGGEST, COMMENT- do whatever it is you want to do, really. It can be really hard for me to keep track of ideas and...

In Loving Memory- Aunt Margie

We all have our own books we write; our own stories to tell, our own adventures to unfold. For some, the chapters are cut too short; and for others- they go on. After a battle with Leukemia, we lost an incredible member of our family; my Aunt Margie on the 21st of...

Artwork Featured! Redbubble “Found”!

I woke up to this incredible email yesterday morning which really put a smile on my face. I have so many accounts on so many sites trying to sell my art and work; often I forget and cannot keep track of what I have online. I started to put some of my illustrations on...

Writing a Resume- for Designers

I have had a lot of people request this kind of blog post and after some consideration I decided I would write an introductory on resume writing for designers- the advanced version compared to my last. While I know everybody has their own way of representing...

Try This! Portfolio Business Cards! (+template)

While I was cleaning about today; suddenly an idea struck me out of no where and I wanted to try and implement it. I have been seeing more and more "portfolio" business cards around- offered by leading print companies for quite the price. Truthfully I wouldn't want to...

Mid Hill Update- New Page & Custom Design Sketches

I created a fact sheet over at Mid Hill Ironworks; which can be downloaded right on the website! I also am illustrating some concepts and sketches for some custom work & designs; so today I have some horse concepts for a customer as well as a rooster. These are...

11 Free Logo Presentation Textures

All files are .JPGS and somewhat smaller sized files meant for presentations and showcases for your logo work! Please refer to the terms below: TERMS OF USE These presentations are for personal, educational or project use only. Please provide a link back so other...

6 Free Logo Thumbnail Sheets

Requested by a friend of mine who found these all to be very helpful. 6 different logo thumbnail sheets to help with designing. TERMS OF USE These presentations are for personal, educational or project use only. Please provide a link back so other viewers can also...

7 Free Smart Object Presentations

7 free Smart Object downloads for you to use in your design presentations. Please make sure you abide by the terms below: TERMS OF USE These presentations are for personal, educational or project use only. Please provide a link back so other viewers can also download...

Logo Presentation Tutorial

Simplistic tutorial and template files to make and present your own logos and identities. File comes in a .zip format; with a .PSD template file, .jpg texture file and the tutorial file. Below is also an advanced version of a logo presentation; using some incredible...

A Designer’s Past

I didn't always plan or think I would be a designer growing up. Actually, when I was little- I wanted to be a dentist. Not sure exactly why... Since I was little, I loved nothing more than to draw. Drawing was all I did; I would create characters and universes; make...

Why I started Sewing

I am a member in various other online art and craft communities where I can talk about artisan crafts and what not- and recently I have been having a lot of people message me asking why I got into sewing. Whenever I mention I make plush animals to friends and family-...

Traditional to Digital: Sketches mini-tutorial

I thought this would be an interesting type of concept and idea to post. How my sketches look in my actual sketch book, to how it looks finished and digital-ized. I usually sketch with a pencil very lightly, then ink my drawings with my ink-pens. Once that is done, I...

Life of a Designer

I wanted to do a series of photos related to what I actually do; and I figured what better than what I really do- xacto?    

How to make a Designer Resume

As a graphic designer, we are used to making things look nice and unique. Something I found interesting was the correlation between an identity; having your business cards match your resume match your website. This makes your identity even stronger. So you are...

Information- WHAT?

Some sketches for my info-graphics class. Not my chosen designs; but I figured why not upload them to sketches? So I can keep track of some of my traditional media. Since it all starts with an idea and...

Moleskine Sketches

This is how all my ideas, concepts and projects start. With a sketch; jotted down in my Moleskine notebook. I don't leave anywhere without it; it is a designers, writers, artists best friend. I figured it would be interesting for people to see what I work with and...

Moleskine Customization- Business Card Holder Template

A downloadable, customizable template for an additional add-on to any Moleskine notebook- a business card holder. Simple folding for an effective purpose. Carry your business cards anywhere!    You can find my Moleskine "Hack" post here . Thank you all for...