What I Designed Today: Christmas Cards for OK Mozart

December 8th, 2014

I loved doing this last year (see below for last year’s version).  This year, another local design company has generously volunteered their time (okay, their interns’ time) to redesign the logo for next year so I changed the Christmas card design to match the lovely greens and sent them two options below.  I would have wrapped their logo on the ornament but these were initial proofs and they chose the dark green so I didn’t bother.  Which do you prefer?

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OK Mozart Christmas Card – two options for 2014

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What I Designed Today: Digital Ads

November 21st, 2014

I think I need to coin the hashtag #goknitting.  I’m SUCH a huge knitting fan.  I have never met this client but her website America’s Knitting is a great resource for yarn shops all over the U.S.A. This particular shop has cute sheep and a cute dog!

 

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Recent Design Work: RunHaven

November 20th, 2014

So a few months ago, I started writing articles and designing daily inspirational quotes for runhaven.com.  I also helped with their style guide.  It’s a new site from a new social media company out of Australia called MOKO Social Media.  I think they’re going to go places, so be sure to check the site out and I hope you feel, well, inspired!

 

 

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Recent Design Work: Oktoberfest 2014 Poster for OK Mozart

November 20th, 2014

Catching up on old design work (well, sorta, cause that could take decades and nobody really wants to see all that crap from my beginner years, anyway).  This was from October of 2014 so it’s fair game to post.

 

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Recent Design Work: OK Mozart’s March Madness 2015

November 20th, 2014

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Finished up this week for next March. Yeah, I wrote that correctly.  I think it might be the very first time I’ve completed a project so long in advance.  I hope it’s a new trend…I could use more “cushion” time on projects!  I’m not liking their new logo but that wasn’t my design…yikes.  I’m all for change but the old one had so much more authority and classiness to the font selection than this one and I don’t like the ragged right.  Oh well!  Not my circus, not my monkeys is my motto for 2015!

Favorite George Bernard Shaw Quote

October 25th, 2014

I’m preparing a talk for the Bartlesville chapter of Pilot International (a non-profit organization that raises money for brain injury awareness and other worthy brain related organizations) and I’m using this quote so I thought I’d share it online.  I’ve had this quote laminated and hanging on my office desk for, oh, about 23 years now.  It is surely one of my all-time favorite quotes and anybody who knows me knows I’m a quote junkie.  You can view my quote board on Pinterest here.

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What I did today: Writing & designing for RunHaven

September 18th, 2014

So excited to announce a new venture with RunHaven as a writer AND designer for their site.  Here’s my first graphic that I did for them.  I’m only showing 2 of 4 formats here but you get the idea (one for each specific social media size).  Be sure to pop over to their site and check it out!!!  Background image: halfpoint/Bigstock.

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Diaper Drive for Emergency Infant Services

August 24th, 2014

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It’s been a busy year and a particularly busy month — but not as busy as the month Cole graduated and getting him off on his mission to Manchester, England!  That was insane!  But one of the highlights of August 2014 has been the Tulsa, Oklahoma Stake Relief Society Women’s Conference where we, with our fearless leader, held a preparedness conference which I will post about later with downloadable graphics, etc.  As part of this conference, though, we held a diaper drive for a Tulsa non-profit called Emergency Infant Services.  We collected diapers and packaged them up in bags of 20 or so according to size and will be delivering them this week.  Hooray for clean bums!  It was an easy, effective, and necessary service project and one that everyone seemed to wholeheartedly support.  I love getting out in the community with service projects outside of our own little homes, wards, and stakes.  So fulfilling!

What I’ve been working on: A poster for Lemon Tart by Josi Kilpack

July 31st, 2014

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It’s been a long time since I blogged.  Almost a year, in fact.  I’ve missed it!  In my time away, I’ve done many things and learned quite a bit.  Let’s see how much of that I can get documented down the road but, for now, here’s some recent work I completed for Theater Bartlesville — even though I’m no longer serving on their board this year.  Last year was so much fun, not to mention meeting some pretty amazing people, but I simply don’t have time to do it again.  I won’t be doing most of their items but as a huge Josi Kilpack fan, this poster design I just couldn’t resist.  Can’t wait to meet her at the fundraiser. And, for all you font nerds out there like me, the font is My Aunt Celia and you can buy it at MyFonts.

Boo Juice – FREE Download – Halloween Ghost Stickers for Capri Sun & Pouch Drinks

October 30th, 2013

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FREE DOWNLOAD. So easy and cute. I was making 20 for Ben’s class party but we had two extra packages of Capri Sun drinks and I knew I might run short at the church trunk-or-treat tonight so I fixed them up! Good thing, too, as we ran out of goodies and all the Boo Juice went first! They were a hit! If you click on the pic of the file, you can download the file from Flickr.

What I Did Today: Banner Ads for The Artful Ewe

October 24th, 2013

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I love knitting. I love banner ads – so small and easy, right? Well, sometimes the small size can be really constraining. I left the ribbon-like banner at the top of one of the ads so perhaps the white space above would set it apart from other banner ads. Anyway – it’s yarn! What’s not to love?

What I Did Today: Billboard Artwork for “The Real Inspector Hound” for Theater Bartlesville

October 9th, 2013

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Final billboard.

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Final poster.

I ran a test vote on Facebook with my 777 friends and the red poster won out over the sideways-text white one by a thin margin. We’re using the red poster with the spyglass from one of the others. Good combo. This made the billboard much easier to do!

What I Did Today: Poster Artwork for The Real Inspector Hound for Theater Bartlesville

October 8th, 2013

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Theater Bartlesville’s next play is “The Real Inspector Hound”. These are my first drafts. Which would you choose?

What I did today: Steam Train Tickets

September 12th, 2013

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A steam train engineer requested tickets for an upcoming birthday party for a local Steam Train No. 940. He wanted a punch card for the kids to use for the party. I love trains!

What I did today: Play Titles

September 10th, 2013

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The artwork for the next three plays at Bartlesville Theater hasn’t even been started but I needed to get the play titles in the brochure and I didn’t want plain, old, boring text, so I whipped these up as fast as I could this morning. Which is your favorite? I love Illustrator more and more each day (the more I actually learn how to use it!). I finally gave in to Adobe Illustrator CC and I am loving it.