BlackStone Studio Blog

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

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…

SACMS Postcard Design

SACMS Postcard Design

I kicked off my first week back at the office designing and printing this lovely promotional postcard for the San Antonio Chamber Music Society.

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.

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