BlackStone Studio Blog

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

Story Addict

Story Addict

In addition to being a graphic designer, I’m also a story addict. I love a good tv series, an inspiring movie, a touching song, or a captivating book…

VECCS Booth Backdrop

VECCS Booth Backdrop

One of my first projects of the year was finalizing a booth backdrop for my clients at VECCS. It’s so fun to design artwork that will display as wide and tall as this piece.

2020 Year of Focus

2020 Year of Focus

2020 is the year of focus. I’m not the kind of person to map out 12 months of business goals in advance, but I’m feeling pretty great about my overall focus for this year.

Rev Up Recess T-shirt Design

Rev Up Recess T-shirt Design

When it comes to my design work, I never get tired of seeing it on promotional and merch items! I recently created a few t-shirt designs for Rev Up Recess that are oh so playful and just darn cute!

Weston Dean Star Awards Sign Design

Weston Dean Star Awards Sign Design

I am so happy when I hear that my clients have BIG wins. I’ve been working with Weston Dean Custom Homes for a few years, and I can tell you that their homes are beautiful!

Caroline Rose Speaker One Sheet Design

Caroline Rose Speaker One Sheet Design

Caroline and I recently finished working on a Speaker One Sheet, which I learned is a marketing tool speakers use to provide their background, topics, and personality to potential groups looking to hire them.

Referrals

Referrals

One of the questions I am most frequently asked is, “How do you find your clients?” My answer is simple: REFERRALS.

An Artist

An Artist

An artist puts a paintbrush to a blank canvas, and so do I, except my brush is an Apple Pencil, and my canvas is an iPad.

SACMS Postcard Design

SACMS Postcard Design

I love working with the San Antonio Chamber Music Society. They put together amazing chamber music performances with award-winning ensembles.

2019 IVECCS Program Book

2019 IVECCS Program Book

Today, I’m thinking about all the things that scare me. And I don’t mean movies, ghosts or haunted houses… I’m talking about the fears that sometimes hold me back from working on awesome projects.

Why I Got Started As A Graphic Designer

Why I Got Started As A Graphic Designer

Working in design lets me be creative, it challenges my brain, and it allows me to play in different industries that I otherwise would have never even known about.

Rev Up Recess Business Cards & Envelopes

Rev Up Recess Business Cards & Envelopes

You know what’s sweeter than having a brand new logo designed for your business? Getting beautifully branded business cards and envelopes with your new logo on them!

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.

2019 Real Estate Bash Flyer Design

2019 Real Estate Bash Flyer Design

There is ONE fun Halloween themed event that is ALWAYS fun to go to, and where costumes are entirely optional: The Real Estate Bash!

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.

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