Women Artists Come Together For A Cause

Open Art Call For Women's March on Washington 2017: Blue Banner

America’s women and their passionate friends will dress in layers and gather on the Mall in Washington D.C. on January 21st, the Saturday after the inauguration. The event will bring attention to the recent increase in hurtful and insensitive discourse that has left many Americans feeling marginalized, objectified, and even threatened. The folks organizing the … Continue reading

Research With Some Added Appeal

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Photoshop Turns 25-ish

It’s been a quarter century since the first version of Photoshop was released as part of a scanning software package. Back in the late 90s I was thrilled to be able to clip and clone my way through image files where backgrounds didn’t cooperate, and passersby or telephone poles photo-bombed seemingly non-stop. It wasn’t until … 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

Repostería Menu Re-Design

A group of us were given the opportunity to come up with a new layout for Pambiche’s menu. I remember it being of muted tonality, so I brightened it up with the caribbean aqua and pink tones. My version would print onto 8.5 by 14 heavy-ish text weight stock and be tri-folded. This is a … Continue reading

Book Covers Strictly for Fun

Design Notes: Printing & Publishing

Wholesale Catalogs for the Willamette Valley's Nursery Industry

These catalogs utilized every wonder that current press technology has going. They all start life ahead of the game since their subject matter is already inherently attractive. It’s hard to mess up a photo of a healthy rhododendron in full late Spring bloom. But beyond that, their production points spanned the menu depending on the … Continue reading