January First Freebie Roundup

Happy 2017! Since it's a new year and people are in a healthy mindset with their resolutions, here's a selection of freebies that would be great for projects with gyms, nutritionists, doctors, or health blogs. 25 Vector Gym Icons This free vector set from Graphic Pear...

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Balloon Mockup

In 2017 I am aiming to post one freebie a week. Some will be mockups like this one, but I will also provide other items to download like illustrations, printables, and maybe even some photos! For this first week, I have a Photoshop smart layer logo mockup that would...

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December First Freebie Friday Roundup

Whoa, it's almost 2017! I can't believe it. 2016 was crazy for me and I don't know about you, but I'm ready for something new. This month's freebie roundup has all the ingredients to create a New Year's Eve event invite with glitz. Art Deco Design Elements These...

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5 Favorite WordPress Plugins of 2016

2016 has been a year where I have started dipping my foot into more web stuff again. I've been setting up and managing Wordpress sites for a few non-profits as part of pro-bono projects. I've tested out various plugins across the year and these are some of my...

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4 Useful Design Planning Tools

If you didn't notice already, I like sharing! Here are a few tools I use that make work life so much easier. Moodboard The name gives away the purpose completely: Crew built this platform to create mood boards. It's a great casual, but professional looking way to...

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DIY Project: Dog Bowl Table

Solomon is a bit of a messy eater and ants from outside have found stray food on his little dog bowl place mat, so I wanted to make him a little platform for eating. I had some scrap wood laying around that was perfect for this! The wood for the legs was a little...

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Quick Weekend Upcycle Project

We're continuing to decorate our home and I have a perfectly good lamp that had the plastic clamp become discolored with age. It seems a waste to get rid of just for that, so I bought some metallic paint plus primer Rusto and got to work sanding, cleaning, partially...

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July First Friday Freebie Roundup

Happy July! Summer is in full swing and here's a few new freebies that I have enjoyed playing with recently. Card & Envelope This card and envelope mockup from GraphicsFuel is a great way to display an invitation or greeting card design, especially since this PSD lets...

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Summer Product Designs Unveiled

I brought home a copy of our summer new collections catalog from work. The agate, Frank Lloyd Wright, and R.C. Gorman sets are some products I had been working on the first half of this year. I'll go into greater detail about all the work involved for the Frank Lloyd...

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Kitchen Shelf DIY

Our small downtown apartment has a pretty small kitchen that needed just a little more storage space. I made a little shelf that fits the oddly shaped nook perfectly and experimented with tinting an acrylic finish. A few wire baskets and a lot of milk glass later,...

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DIY Problem Solving: Bathroom Box

Living in small historic apartment is a little tricky. Our bathroom has a radiator running beneath the sink and behind one half of the toilet making a étagère impossible without cutting off one leg. We also needed a tiny bit of counter space that wasn't the top of the...

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Lightning Bolts Under The Night Sky

I'm participating in The Sketchbook Project's printmaking exchange again. This year's theme is Lightning Bolts Under The Night Sky, which sounds kind of tough for me, but I know I'll figure out some ideas soon enough. There are still some spots available, so if you...

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New Role, New Year

I'm putting away advertising work for now since I recently started working for CoasterStone/The MintBox/NoveltyMints. Now I'll be working primarily on product design in the retail sector. I'm even getting my feet wet with some print and color science since I'm...

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Thesis Exhibit: Madero

My BFA printmaking thesis exhibition Madero opened at Indy Indie on November 2! The exhibit features one wall installation, one room installation, and 17 smaller sculptural wall pieces. [gallery columns="4" type="columns"...

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