BlackStone Studio Blog

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

Life Safety First Aid Kits

Life Safety First Aid Kits

Life Safety recently hired me to work on labels for a first aid wall kit and for a personal first aid kit.

Girl Figuring It Out Logo Design

Girl Figuring It Out Logo Design

My newest client, Cindy Ferguson, is starting a lifestyle blog called “Girl Figuring it Out.” I had the pleasure of working with Cindy to design her new logo.

The 5 W’s

The 5 W’s

Have you ever had questions for a graphic designer? Just in case, I’m going to answer the 5 W’s right here to help you out!

Quality Forensic Toxicology Trifold

Quality Forensic Toxicology Trifold

I recently had the chance to tour a toxicology lab as part of my introduction to a new client who hired me to put together an informational trifold brochure.

Early Riser or Night Owl?

Early Riser or Night Owl?

The best part of waking up early is how much you can get done before the phone and emails start to chirp.

2021 VECCS Spring Symposium Postcard

2021 VECCS Spring Symposium Postcard

Check out this postcard I recently designed for the 2021 VECCS Spring Symposium. I can’t wait to share more of the pieces we create to promote this event.

Desktop Files

Desktop Files

It’s truth time….technology edition! There are two types of people in this world. The ones that keep everything organized in properly labeled folders. And the ones who’s digital world is cluttered in disarray.

Cherry On Top

Cherry On Top

Do you know what the cherry on top of my design services is? You may think it's the finished design (and it definitely is), but most of my customers also say it's the individualized attention they receive and the quick turnaround time I provide. They appreciate it so...

UIW Rosenberg School of Optometry Postcards

UIW Rosenberg School of Optometry Postcards

When I first started my business, I thought the best part would be setting my own hours and having the freedom to travel or work as much as I'd like. And while I do love those things, it goes much deeper. My favorite thing about being a graphic designer is capturing...

Scheduling Calls

Scheduling Calls

As an entrepreneur, time management is essential. When I’m with a client or focused on a design project, my phone is usually on silent.

Silver Leaf Botanical Logo

Silver Leaf Botanical Logo

I recently completed this logo design for Silver Leaf Botanical, an upcoming store that will sell high quality and pure CBD products online.

How do you take your coffee?

How do you take your coffee?

How do you take your coffee? Personally, I always make mine with two packs of Splenda, a generous splash of cream, and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Sneak Peek: Damage Assessment Guide

Sneak Peek: Damage Assessment Guide

Do you want a sneak peek? Here’s a glimpse of a couple of pages from a new Damage Assessment training guide I’m developing for Life Safety.

Introvert + Extrovert

Introvert + Extrovert

As Valentine’s day celebrations come to an end, I’m here savoring the sweet memories of a lovely weekend spent with my love.

Overwhelming To-do Lists

Overwhelming To-do Lists

Does this to-do list look familiar? Ok, so maybe I don’t really have over 700 tasks to do today, but sometimes it feels that way.

UIW Pre-Optometry Event Flyer

UIW Pre-Optometry Event Flyer

I’m excited to share with you this new event flyer I created for the UIW Rosenberg School of Optometry.

Green Thumb

Green Thumb

Do you have a green thumb? As much as I’d love to have one, I could kill a plant just by looking at it.

Copper Dove Logo Design

Copper Dove Logo Design

I’m excited to share this logo for Copper Dove, a new wood and metalworking studio.

How I Learned To Be More Time-efficient

How I Learned To Be More Time-efficient

I learned early on to use stock graphics and licensed artwork to speed up my work process. I still create personalized and individual designs, but I do it in less time and within a reasonable budget for my clients.

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Teamwork makes the dream work, right? My clients are an integral part of my team, and we DO make dreams work around here!

Kind Words

Kind Words

Sunshine or snowstorm, there are a few things guaranteed to warm my heart…

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