Music Mondays | Moon Hooch

Music Mondays: because life’s better with a soundtrack. I’ve made no secret of my love of NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts. I LOVE that there’s even a Roku channel for the series! I was watching a few concerts this week when I discovered Moon Hooch. This may not be your cup of tea, but I adore this inventive trio’s sense of adventure and clear commitment to the music. If… Read more »

Music Mondays | the Potash Twins

Music Mondays: because life’s better with a soundtrack. Whew! What a summer! There’s so much to share, but I wanted to kick this back off (it’s been a while, hasn’t it?) with a fresh Music Mondays. A couple weeks ago, while in New York for The Knot Gala, I had the opportunity to take a nice little detour from the usual talk of the evening and geek out on jazz with these handsome… Read more »

A Missing Letter

Tonight, I attended #theKnotGala, an impressive showing of some of the wedding industry’s best and brightest. I was honored to attend on account of my contribution as the invitation designer.  I also made these sponsor-thank you bookmarks.  And I messed up. At some point in the process (and I’m pretty sure I know where) between client approval and printing,  I deleted a letter. The incredible spread was provided by Marcia Selden CateringRead more »

Some Local Press

I absolutely adore my local City magazine. The publisher is a brave gentleman who stepped out of his comfort zone to bring a quality quality of life publication to our community. He sought some pretty wise design counsel and an incredible editor (a friend of mine with exquisite taste). When she stepped down earlier this year, a dynamic team of women (the world-changing Alice Koehler and the mighty fine photographer Tina Sargeant) took the helm…. Read more »

Building Your Business Stationery

A business’ stationery is rarely thought about. About the only time some businesses consider it is when they experience a re-branding and have to purchase a whole new suite. Some clients, however, build their stationery suite as needs arise – business cards for a networking event, thank you cards following a large project. It gives people a chance to adapt each piece to their particular uses and adjust as their landscape changes. That’s the case… Read more »

A Pair of Letterpress Business Cards

Recently, one of my neighbors at Catapult Lakeland asked for some business cards that solved a couple problems he had. Like many creatives and entrepreneurs, Joshua leads a couple different lives. He’s the CEO of a software development company and owns a real estate company, among other things. He wanted a business card solution that was relatively minimal in content, reflected a hand-crafted vibe,  and funneled recipients to his most effective channels of communication. To… Read more »

We’re Back! | Creative People Are Weird

Holy cow, what a summer! It’s been crazy, busy and exciting and I dropped the ball on #CreativePeopleAreWeird. Well, I’m back and with this little update comes a big message:

Don’t Retreat!

Don’t let The Resistance or your fear or your insecurity prevent you from doing good work (and communicating openly and honestly). Don’t do it. Got it?

Does Where You Work Matter?

After an unexpected week hiatus, I’m back with another Creative People Are Weird. Typically, I try to have a fairly clear opinion in these videos, setting up to volley with you, dear viewer, and incite lively discussion. This week’s a little different. I’ve been thinking (and reading) a lot about location. Are creatives who chose to live in rural areas or smaller cities at a disadvantage over their more cosmopolitain colleagues? Has technology compensated… Read more »

Designing Stationery In Adobe Illustrator – Using Templates

Many designers seem to see Adobe Illustrator as some great mystery. I’m always amused by how many people I know who are perfectly comfortable working in Photoshop, but will do everything in their power to avoid working in Illustrator.

The fact is: For most stationery design projects, the best tool for the job is Adobe Illustrator. (tweet this)

Illustrator is an incredibly versatile tool for text and illustration design. Its main benefit over Photoshop (or other common platforms) for… Read more »