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Eight More Creative Ladies

This is a continuation of my original Seven Creative Ladies article. Be sure to read the original post to get more creative inspiration.

I was so inspired by the ladies in my original post that I couldn’t wait to do a second round. These are just a few of the many talented, friendly, and interesting women I have gotten to know recently. This time, I seem to have gotten a very diverse group of women in many creative fields. All serve to show how differently the creative vein runs through different people. Like in my first post, I posed two questions to everyone. The responses are fantastic insight into what makes us all tick. (more…)

Outlaw Guest Tutorial

Outlaw Design Blog


I was approached by Danny Outlaw of Outlaw Design Blog to create a tutorial for his recently launched site. This was a fun project  and I’m looking forward to more projects like this in the future. This tutorial is great for those of you who enjoyed InDesign 101 and are looking to put your new skills to good use! Head on over to Outlaw Design Blog to check it out:

Indesign Flyer – Outlaw Design Blog

Thanks, Danny for the opportunity!

Successful Blog Review

ImJustCreative.com

I’m far behind in this 31 Days challenge, but I figure it’s better late than never! The task this time is to analyze another successful blog. I’ve picked Graham Smith’s ImJustCreative.com to review, as it seems to be a similar setup to my own combination of portfolio and blog. Here are some of my thoughts. (more…)

Seven Creative Ladies

I love connecting with other designers to find out about how they got their start, and what makes them tick. It’s so inspiring to see how people from so many different walks of life and from so many different backgrounds can all have something in common. A passion to create, no matter what specific avenue, is something I love to see others express. And yet, the creative spark can manifest itself in so many different ways. (more…)

Business Card Printing Roundup

Chris Rossi over at modbird has put together a great list on her site of business card printers. I’ve personally used Moo, uPrinting and VistaPrint and have gotten great results from all. I absolutely love my Moo mini cards. She also has some really good points about the card design process and the importance of having a good card. Check it out!

um, do you have a card?

(This post is Day 7 of the 31 Days to Build a Better Blog challenge. To find out more about the challenge, visit ProBlogger. To see all my articles during the challenge, click here.)

Perfectionism in Design

I recently came across an article that I thought was really interesting:

Why is a Graphic Designer Never Satisfied?

This is a really nice article for a few reasons. First, it’s a subject near to my heart. I am an incredible perfectionist. (more…)

Degrees of Design

I recently ran into a beginning designer who asked my recommendation on what Adobe product she should pick up and start learning. I was curious about her question, since different products are good for different things. I turned the question around and asked her what she wanted to do in the end, and she wasn’t really sure. (more…)

Customizing WordPress

I found some fantastic resources that helped me figure out how to use WordPress to its fullest. I’m compiling them all here with the hope that it will help out anyone else that is new. Thanks to the designers who originally wrote the articles for sharing their wealth of knowledge with all. (more…)