I’m a private tutor located in Austin, Texas. For the past 6 years, I’ve been teaching one on one private Photoshop, Design and Web lessons. I have on occasion prepared presentations and taught classes to professionals groups. Recently, I gave a one-hour interactive lecture to the Natural Science Council at the University of Texas (UT). As a tutor, teacher and lecturer, I gain the most satisfaction from sharing my passion about design and technology, but also from seeing my students grow and blossom into fully independent and skilled creators themselves. Patience and experience as my most prized tools.
After a few years doing business with Etsy, Society6 and Zazzle to sell art prints, acrylic canvas paintings and other promotional items, I’ve taken the decision to group everything I offer under one roof. Behold! The opening of the first and only independent vervex store! Woohoo!
What does that mean for you?
- It means you can buy right from my website and that I’ll personally handle all orders, payments and shipping.
- It means the shopping and ordering experience is easier than ever.
- It means you can pay using either Paypal, checks (local), and bank transfers (Canada-wide).
- It means you will get a print signed by the artist every time.
- It means the quality of the prints will be personally assessed by me every time.
Dear readers and supporters, the menu of vervex.ca has recently changed; the item “Shop” was replaced by Society6 and Etsy. Why, you might ask? Actually, I have two shops:
- Society6: Art prints, t-shirts, smartphone cases, pillows and other similar items are available on Society6. The website handles high-quality printing and shipping. Artists earn a percentage of each sale. On Society6, selling prints is most profitable as the creator can set the percentage themselves, while other items have a fixed earning percentage.
- Etsy: Original acrylic paintings and portrait commissions are available on Etsy. Etsy is a platform which allows artists from all over the world to sell goods which they create and ship themselves. Prices and earnings are controlled by the shop owners, while Etsy keeps a small percentage of each sale.
For any specific illustration, painting, consulting or graphic design work which do not fall into the categories stated above, contact me directly by email. Furthermore, feel free to email me if you have any questions or comments. It’s always a pleasure to read you!
It’s with great joy and a heart filled with hope that I announce the opening of my Etsy store!
What you can expect to find on there:
- Fine Art Paintings, made with acrylics on canvas
- Fine Art Prints, made from original digital artworks
- Illustration Commissions, featuring on-demand portraits
- Illustrated Postcards, featuring original digital illustrations and artworks
Currently shipping to Canada and United States for all items, and for some smaller items to the rest of the world. That being said, I can ship anywhere upon request after evaluating shipping costs for the country not listed.
Every few days or so, I add a new item to the store. There are several artistic projects I’m working on that will land in the store very soon, including new postcard designs, portrait commission styles and new acrylics paintings. Stay tuned, and feel free to share the news 🙂
Good news everyone! I am now accepting Bitcoin payments for Illustration, Graphic Design and Creative Consultancy services.
After much research and pondering, I decided it would be a good idea to accept Bitcoin payments. Although it is used internationally, very few businesses yet accept Bitcoins and the number of creative agencies accepting payment in the crypto-currency is even smaller. Since the value of Bitcoin fluctuates regularly, it is understandable that many businesses and service providers would deem the currency too unstable and too much of a risk. I believe it has potential however and will be taking Bitcoin payments from now on.
I’m launching a biweekly newsletter which will feature art-related news and project updates. While the newsletter will primarily feature my artwork, new project announcements and life updates, it will also include links to interesting articles, tools and resources for artists and art appreciators.
To make things even more exciting, I’m also holding a contest: Just sign up to my mailing list for a chance to win a signed art print.
There are a lot of interesting design and business-related events happening this spring. Among them, the launch of the new Apple Watch and the issues it came with, Microsoft’s upcoming and potentially half-decent new browser, Edge, and, of course, the launch of the long awaited KardBlock, a Google Chrome extension that will finally rid you of any mention of the Kardashians on the internet.
But among things that really matter and which make life worth living, there’s a pretty cool online conference targeted at creatives from around the world taking place at MakerMentors.org from May 14 to 16th 2015. The price tag for the event is $200. It includes access to over 20 live sessions with creative business experts, with the option of participating to the live webinar and ask questions at the end of each talk, or watch them at a later time; and a one 20-minute consultation session with one of their mentors.
Where to begin?
The past year has been a year of major changes in my life: I met someone extraordinary and embarked a new relationship, got married and shifted slightly my career focus as an artist. I’ve encountered a lot of challenges and forged a new path for myself. What remains at this point in my life is a happy and motivated woman whose professional focus is illustration, graphic design and web design, in that order, precisely.