Words matter. My entry into graphic design actually followed a career in marketing and public relations writing, so I can’t turn off the “words matter” credo. The two — graphic design and copy writing — work together. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve emailed back to publishers with suggestions for ad copy […]
I recently designed this logo. It looks childish, I know. That’s actually on purpose, and a lot of thought and love went into it.
This is a logo for an eight year old boy. A very special eight year old boy who I have never met in person but whom […]
Last week, I was quoted in this article in the American Express OPEN Forum, where I tell how and why I started my business, and about the importance of social media for baby boomers starting their “second acts” of independent business
As a matter of fact, thanks in part to social networking, my business card […]
What a honor! A fellow designer not only loved my green agapanthus scarf, but also crafted a necklace to go with it!
A extraordinarily talented illustrator and designer, Karyn Lewis started creating jewelry in the past couple of years. When I heard what she was planning, I couldn’t wait to see what she was […]
Last week, I helped a friend who was deliberating over some new labels designs for his product. While he just asked me to use my designer’s eye to tell him which one I liked the best, I came up with some questions for him to ponder.
I thought I’d share a few of these […]
This week I had the honor of being selected the Doer of the Week at Martha Stewart’s “Dreamers into Doers” website. I talked about how and where I work, and how I got here, and what inspires my design approach. Above is only a snippet — but you can read the whole thing here.
This interview of me, in recognition of Small Business Saturday, and to illustrate one person behind a small business, is gratefully reprinted from MommyBlogExpert:
Thanks to American Express for sponsoring my writing today about small businesses. American Express is presenting Small Business Saturday, a way to honor the local merchants who are the backbone […]
In Part Two I mentioned signage and branding, but your display can take this much further to attract customers and make them want to hang around. Here’s some food for thought to get your creative juices going. See if any of these work for you. (Did you miss Part 1? It’s here.)
This was an unexpected but lovely thing to wake up to. I am one of the Featured Artists of the Day at ImageKind! ImageKind is a site for buying artwork by a huge range of artists, from masters to small independent designers.
I am sharing the spotlight with professional Canadian photographer Chris Gallow, whose […]
Not everyone who comes to the Rotem Gear shop knows that I am also a graphic designer beyond t-shirts and artisan scarves. In fact, I have done freelance design work for universities and colleges, governments, media companies, architecture studios, and have the pleasure these days of doing ad design for the Edible Communities network […]