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I blog about my design work, share tips & personal experiences!

Unsplash Free Images

Unsplash Free Images

What if I told you that there is a website where you can find beautiful high-resolution photos that are FREE for both commercial and noncommercial purposes?

Weston Dean Sign Design

Weston Dean Sign Design

Some people might not know this, but I can also design signage. Are there any Realtors out there reading this? Builders? Roofers? Floor companies?

Erase

Erase

As much as I like the Undo feature on my computer, there is nothing I dislike more than physically having to erase something on paper.

2019 IVECCS App Graphics

2019 IVECCS App Graphics

Every so often, I get a project that is outside my usual line of work… and I love it! I like a change in pace, and I find it refreshing to design something a little bit different.

DIY or Hire Someone?

DIY or Hire Someone?

When I first discovered HGTV, I became obsessed with DIY projects. After some significant DIY project fails, I decided to stop trying to do it MYSELF, and I reached out to people who were great at it.

SACMS 77th Season

SACMS 77th Season

Is anyone sure how it’s October already? This year has absolutely flown by! Nevertheless, I’m delighted because this month marks the beginning of the San Antonio Chamber Music Society’s 77th Season!

Oldies Music

Oldies Music

It may sound strange, but when I was about 11 years old, I would watch an infomercial over and over again because I loved the music.

More Samples or Curated Work?

More Samples or Curated Work?

It’s hard to believe that a little over a decade ago, I only had a handful of samples of my work. Today, I’m proud to have a full portfolio with well over 400 projects on display on my website.

Logo Design Behind The Scenes

Logo Design Behind The Scenes

Much like pulling all sorts of ingredients together to bake a cake, my logo design services require tons of preparation and work behind the scenes.

IVECCS 2020 Symposium Ad

IVECCS 2020 Symposium Ad

What gets you motivated in the morning? Aside from my daily cup of coffee, working on an awesome design project is a sure way to get me fired up. Such is the case with this ad I designed for the IVECCS 2020 Symposium in St. Louis.

Emerge Counseling Logo Design

Emerge Counseling Logo Design

When you know, you know, am I right? Some business owners have a crystal clear vision of what they're looking for in a logo. Tonya Smith, from Emerge Counseling and Coaching Services, is one of those lucky people who knew without question was she wanted her branding...

Quick Turnaround

Quick Turnaround

You probably know by now that I can help you design a flyer for your business or event. But you might not realize that I’m also known for my quick turnaround time!

Content Ideas

Content Ideas

Whether you’re a new follower or a longtime friend, I’d love to know what kind of content you would like to see?

Rev Up Recess Logo Design

Rev Up Recess Logo Design

Ever feel like just shaking things up? Well, my awesome clients are doing just that! I’m happy to share a new logo I recently designed for Rev Up Recess!

Restoring Tabs

Restoring Tabs

Sharing is caring, right? And since I care so much for you, I thought I’d share a little trick I recently learned.

Hope Rules Digital Download Design

Hope Rules Digital Download Design

I have been lucky enough to work with people from all different types of industries. However, I’d never had the opportunity to work with an author, and I really wanted to have the chance! So, when the lovely Caroline Rose reached out to me about her project, I was delighted!

Following Trends

Following Trends

I’ve never been one to follow trends, especially not when it comes to my work. I like to design pieces that reflect my client and their business, and not just what’s in style at the moment.

Living Tree Flyer Design

Living Tree Flyer Design

I absolutely love working on flyers! I was extra excited to work on this one as I had the pleasure of helping Shirley Nedock with both her logo and business cards earlier this summer.

Handwritten Letters

Handwritten Letters

When was the last time you wrote a handwritten letter? Personally, it’s been years since I’ve written anything in my own handwriting longer than a shopping list.

Back to School Flyer Design

Back to School Flyer Design

I’m hard at work today and feeling grateful for two essential things… My air conditioner (it’s so hot out!), and all the fun flyers I’ve had the opportunity to create for Ashton Woods Homes.

Hope and Humor

Hope and Humor

Last week, my sister and I went to see Kristina Kuzmic at the Tobin Center. It was an uplifting, hilarious, and fun night. I’d love to share with you three things I took with me from the show.

CMV Commercial Services Logo Design

CMV Commercial Services Logo Design

One of my favorite things about designing logos is how they can incorporate personal aspects that connect with the business owner while still representing the business itself.

What fuels your fire?

What fuels your fire?

What fuels your fire? If I could pick only three things that push me forward, I’d pick purpose, growth, and family.

IVECCS PowerPoint Slide Design

IVECCS PowerPoint Slide Design

I love working on logos, brochures, and flyers… but every once in awhile I get to work on different types of design projects that are not as common to me.

Get More Instagram Color Options!

Get More Instagram Color Options!

Stories are one of the most popular features of Instagram. And while they provide us with a lot of ways to personalize our posts, some of the most useful tools are not very easy to find.

Hello, I’m Barbara!

Hello, I’m Barbara!

I’ve seen a few new faces around here so I thought I’d take a moment to introduce myself.

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