In-Town Bungalow Pairs Understated Siding & Trim Palette With Jewel-Toned Front Door

I’ve been working this summer with a local paint retailer, consulting with homeowners and contractors on color palettes for interior and exterior projects. For me, it’s a new foray into yet another facet of design, and I quite enjoy the work. This is one of the projects I worked on. The new owner of this … Continue reading

Research With Some Added Appeal

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Organic Symmetry in a Cross-App Illustration

As I prepare to make some sugar skulls this year, I thought it would be fun to start with a primer. I found this tutorial and couldn’t resist. I approached this piece a little differently than did the author of the tutorial—a professional illustrator. I don’t think there’s any right or wrong way to execute this … Continue reading

Photoshop Treatment With a Very Specific Application

A friend is preparing to paint her house, and she asked me to help her with some color palettes. I told her I could apply the hues in Photoshop so she could get an idea of what looked good with her architecture. Of course, I couldn’t leave it at that. Anyone who has friends who … Continue reading

Book Cover Design Takes Home the Gold

Cover art for Sean Davis' memoir of service, loss, and healing through art therapy

Ooligan Press acquired the manuscript for this memoir late last summer, and I was embroiled with eighteen other projects at the time. It wasn’t until a few days after Christmas that I woke up in the wee hours of the morning and realized it was the perfect time to get to the heart of Sean … Continue reading

Branding: Color + Image = Perception

In Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice, Catherine O’Hara and Glen Shadix—as homeowner and interior designer, respectively—are touring her recently purchased Victorian three-story when O’Hara scribbles the word “mauve” across the faded wallpaper of an upstairs bedroom. Shadix, in a fabulous eighties-era designer’s drawl says, “You read my mind.” Mauve. A hideous hue that is quite possibly paying … Continue reading