Category Archive: Design

Anaglyph 3D

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Spirograph

As a little kid growing up in the 90’s, the spirograph was my entertainment pretty much all day, every day. I loved that thing so much with the little carrying case. I thought I was so important. Let me bring you back a few years:

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Now, since today is Thursday and I’m sure all of you are well aware of #TBT by now, I decided to teach myself how to make one in Illustrator. Here is the result:

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Donut kill my vibe.

Hi there,

many people have asked me if I can draw. The answer I give is usually “no” under the circumstances I am looking at something. So here it is, I am obsessed with looking at black and white images and drawing them. I got some Micron pens too for Christmas and have been putting them to use.

This will not be your first post you see with my Microns..or Donuts for that matter. (As I recall I have already made a post about Donuts).

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Invitation Design + Tutorial

I created these vintage flowers from this tutorial I found here:

http://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/how-to-create-a-vintage-floral-arrangement-painting-in-adobe-illustrator–cms-21817

I loved them so much I decided to then make an invitation design out of them. Here is my result:

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Reflecting + Projecting – 20 Years of Design Excellence

Last night I attended the Reflecting + Projecting exhibition inside the UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum. It was an exhibition of the AIA Nevada Excellence in Design Award-winning projects all the way from 1994 to present. We have so many talented architecture students that come from UNLV and was amazed at all the award winning designs that have become a reality.

Reflecting + Projecting

While I was there I came across a biography about an artist, James Turrell. If you don’t know who he is already, he is an American artist who works directly with light and space to create artwork that engages viewers with the limits and wonder of human perception. He is a brilliant artist  who has been obsessed with light since a very young age, has been awarded over 50 various awards including the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship award and appointed by President Obama for the National Medal of Arts in a White House Ceremony.

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New Fonts

I had to find a “warm and cozy” font for a client and all of these came to mind, in addition to the  most perfect serif font I’ve ever seen. Garamond has been put on back hold for now.

warm fonts

 

Here are the links to download: Christmas   Blanket    Holidays    Ornaments    December

ENJOY!

 

Web Design – Coding and CSS

About 6 years ago, I took on multiple classes in college and it just so happened that a lot of the same classes for a web design degree, were the same as the graphic design program. I’m not really sure why I didn’t finish but I was two classes shy of getting my web design degree. By the time I had the time to go back to school, I had already forgotten everything I learned about web design. As the saying goes “If you don’t use it, you lose it”.  I was so determined to re-learn it but never found the time and now, I had some time to re-learn the basics. Thanks to codecadamy, here is my result:

Webpage from scratch

Double Exposure in Photoshop

As you might have seen in the past on my website, I created a few double exposure photos in photoshop. Today, I created another one but I did it a little differently. The past ones, I did not cut the background from the image of the people so therefore it left no white space as a background. I love the effect of this one because the main focus is just on the girl.

I also got the images from www.unsplash.com check them out, high quality images for free :)

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Save the date invitations

Here are some simple save the date invitations I made. It was a little hard to re arrange the front with that many pictures and to also include readable text but I managed and it came out great!10671445_844252378919250_7674568173876778353_n

iPhone Photography

North Dakota is one of my favorite places to visit. Everytime I go back, I always see the most beautiful trees, wildlife and scenery. I ended up taking a few pictures and this was my result. And yes, they are both taken with and edited with my iPhone!

North Dakota iPhone Photography