Blog

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

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.
Instituto Laforet Digital Invite

Instituto Laforet Digital Invite

Some people might not know this about me, but I'm originally from Mexico, so I'm fluent in both English and Spanish. And, every so often, I'll design a project in Spanish.
Origin Story

Origin Story

Everyone loves a good origin story, right? My design journey began around junior high. I used to create hand-drawn ‘artwork’ for and with friends.
Doubt

Doubt

Do you ever doubt yourself? It is oh-so-human for us to question ourselves from time to time. And as business owners, especially, we can be given to perfectionism that becomes the vicious enemy of our own good work.
Living Tree Business Cards

Living Tree Business Cards

One of the greatest feelings for an entrepreneur is holding their new business card for the first time.
Summer Work

Summer Work

If only "summer" were synonymous with "vacation" as it was when we were kids, right? And though we plan fun trips and organize time off, most of us can't pause work for the entire summer season.
Back To Work

Back To Work

Am I the only one who feels both energized and tired after a vacation?
Designing Flyers

Designing Flyers

I spend a big part of every workweek designing flyers. Incentive flyers, themed flyers, sales flyers, home inventory flyers, product flyers, event flyers, and the list goes on.
Scheduling Emails

Scheduling Emails

Have you ever worked late into the night and typed up a few emails that you didn't want to send out at that hour? Today's tip is about a new Gmail feature I recently discovered that can help.
iLease Central Logo Design

iLease Central Logo Design

I love working with amazing entrepreneurs—I get an unexpected joy listening to my clients talk about their new business ideas and helping them create a logo that will proudly represent their new company.
Summer Fun

Summer Fun

The start of summer marks the beginning of a lot of fun family activities: cookouts, road trips, beach vacations, and getting together with relatives that you don't see often enough.
Landa Gardens Website Redesign

Landa Gardens Website Redesign

I'm so excited to announce my latest website launch. The Landa Gardens Conservancy has been a client for years! I designed their site back in 2011, and I have refreshed the look a couple times since then—but this year we decided to do a complete website redesign! We...

Thank You!

Thank You!

Maybe you follow me because we're friends, or possibly because we've worked together. Perhaps you like seeing my design projects, or it could be that you enjoy my tips.
Living Tree New Braunfels Counseling Center

Living Tree New Braunfels Counseling Center

I've been a graphic designer for over a decade, and a lot has changed since I began. For example, I used to think the best part of the job was getting to do what I love every day and although that's still great, I now think the best part of what I do is making my...

Research

Research

I'm the type of person who likes to do research... I look up everything—from reviews on products I might purchase soon, to the story behind businesses I like, to potential clients or vendors I'm thinking of working with.
Websites, Logos, Flyers and more!

Websites, Logos, Flyers and more!

As a graphic designer, my days are usually packed with tons of different types of projects. This week's agenda includes a variety of work!
Audio Books

Audio Books

When e-readers first started to become popular, I was hesitant to get on board. I love real books… the smooth, crisp feel of the sheets, the smell of a brand-new or a well-worn copy and the satisfying sound of a page flip. Eventually, I gave the Kindle app a try, and...

Triple Layered Cards

Triple Layered Cards

As small business owners, we all want our companies to be distinctive. One thing that can help is your business cards!
Celebrating!

Celebrating!

Today, I'm celebrating! I don't usually tell people it's my birthday, but since this year it falls on a Monday, I need all the encouragement I can get!
Life Safety Flyer Design

Life Safety Flyer Design

One of the best things about my job is that I can work with people from any part of the country... like my amazing clients at Life Safety who are located in San Jose, California.
Indoor Plants

Indoor Plants

It's proven that plants in your house are good for your health! They not only freshen the air but also increase levels of positivity and boost creativity!
Watkins & Shattles Business Cards

Watkins & Shattles Business Cards

My preferred cardstock this year has to be my 35pt Pearl Canvas. And it's not just my favorite... clients are loving it too! Check out this brand new batch of cards I printed for my clients at Watkins & Shattles.
*Any content on this blog should not be taken to constitute professional advice or a formal recommendation. View full Disclaimer here.

Pin It on Pinterest