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.
Discounts are usually not my thing. I believe in charging and paying the fair price for creative services. That being said, I’m making one exception this summer: If you are a new business or enterprise in need of a logo, business card and website design, this offer is for YOU!
For a limited time, for only $1500, you can get a high quality logo designed, a brand new splendid professional mobile-friendly WordPress website, and a matching business card design.
Maker Mentors recently announced their upcoming 2016 event called “Build a Better Business Conference”. The conference will be broadcasted live on April 20th-21st. The entire conference will take place online, so all creatives can attend from the comfort of your own home. The conference will be 2 full days, and include presentations from 12 creative experts that will be hosted via live video.
Last winter a group made of four DJs contacted me and commissioned illustrations for each of their members. Kurtis, the leader of the group, told me each member wanted to be represented by a “bear” and that each bear had its own unique story. I was hooked.
Over the span of the next few weeks, we began working on the first bear. After a winter break, we completed the remaining three in early spring. If you’re curious about the creative process behind creating a mascot, you’ll enjoy what’s coming next.
Here is the creative process behind the BÆRS mascots, from the first sketches which were originally sent to my clients, to the final approved works. Note that all works were created digitally with a Wacom Intuos Pro tablet.
Since embarking on the journey to full-time graphic design and illustration, I’ve had the chance to try for clients and myself different printing services locally and online. When it comes to business cards, I’ve had some disappointments but also some positive surprises; the best service I’ve come across so far and still trust for everything business cards is MOO.
You’ve probably heard of Ello, the hip new social network many young people are flocking to. But just in case you haven’t been paying attention lately, Ello is where it’s at right now according to various news sources as well as Google Trends. Originally imagined and built by a team of seven designers, Ello is a social network which was privately launched in March 2014. Their focus? Offering a simple, beautiful, and ad-free social network. Standing up against the current online business model which collects and sells user data, the founders of Ello recently registered their business as a Public Benefit Corporation in the United States, making it virtually impossible according to them to ever sell ads or user data. It is a bold move which raises the question of how Ello will be earning revenues. The founders do not seem too worried and, as a matter of fact, investors just gave the project $5.5 million even after their latest announcement regarding their company status.
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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.