BlackStone Studio Blog

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

VECCS Magazine Ad

VECCS Magazine Ad

Companies come up with ways to continue to do business in these troubled times. And I am grateful to have clients that are among those who are strong and resilient.

Visual Thinker

Visual Thinker

Inspiration is the backbone of my business. As a graphic designer, I thrive on ideas and dreams that come to me.

Bad Ideas

Bad Ideas

Have you ever had a great idea… that turned out to be the worst idea EVER?!

Working From Home

Working From Home

Let’s talk about working from home. Why do (or don’t) you like about working from home?

Life Safety Training Guide

Life Safety Training Guide

There’s nothing like the satisfaction of looking at a finished project to give you a boost. Like this training guide for Life Safety that I just wrapped up a few days ago.

Coloring

Coloring

When I was little, I never passed up a chance to color. I can still remember the excitement over a new drawing book. I liked the feel of the smooth crayons, and I loved getting the crayon boxes that came with a sharpener in them. Remember those? Today, I still get...

Notebooks

Notebooks

Can I justify buying as many notebooks as I want if they inspire my business?

Weekends & Canceled Events

Weekends & Canceled Events

This Sunday would have marked the end of the San Antonio Chamber Music Society’s 77th season with a performance by the talented Parker String Quartet.

Lead Magnet Design

Lead Magnet Design

So you’re considering offering a digital download to get more followers, mailing list subscribers, members, or clients.

Thank You

Thank You

It’s been a while since I gave my sincere thanks to my amazing clients.

Password Checkup Tool

Password Checkup Tool

Today I’m going to show Google users how you can check if any of your passwords have been exposed.

Successful Days

Successful Days

At the end of any given day, how do you know whether it was successful?

Humans and Plants

Humans and Plants

Humans and plants are strangely similar. Hear me out on this one, because I just realized something: we both have roots.

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.

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