When I started my career as a graphic designer, I never imagined the variety of businesses that I would come to know thanks to my amazing clients. I’ve worked with attorneys, schools, home builders, chefs, animal non-profits, produce companies, photographers, electrical contractors, and so much more! It’s been wonderful to be able to learn so much about so many different industries! There are still a few clients from my very first year in business that continue working with me today, almost 11 years later. One of them is the San Antonio Chamber Music Society, a non-profit organization that brings outstanding chamber music concerts to San Antonio. For over a decade, I’ve designed, revamped and maintained their website as well created a few promotional pieces like these postcards that are promoting two of the next concerts in their 76th season. I feel so much gratitude about the opportunities that I’ve had to work on such diverse projects but more than that, I am thankful for the long-time clients that have been with me from the start, like SACMS!
Planning an annual event is seriously hard work! I have never personally organized one… but over the years I’ve designed many fundraiser invitations, websites, programs, and flyers for people who have. I’ve seen my clients coordinating and preparing months in advance to put together beautiful and fun evenings that raise money for amazing causes. I’ve learned that there’s a lot of details that need to be arranged ahead of time, so it’s important to start on the design pieces early on. So while I haven’t done an event myself, I am in awe of those around me who do take on the challenge!
With that said, here is a sneak peek of an invitation I
While I generally work with local businesses, every now and then I get to work with people from other parts of the country. Last fall, I started working with a great company based out of California. Life Safety offers high-quality and safety related training programs for businesses. I had the opportunity to help them revamp their old certificate templates, and together we created a new and modern design! So, it doesn’t matter where you are located, if you’re looking for services from a graphic designer, reach out to me. Always here to help!
I’m happy to share this save-the-date postcard I recently designed for the upcoming IVECCS 2019 Symposium which will be held in Washington D.C. later this year. This piece is part of a cohesive group of promotional items I’ve helped design for the event, which is organized by one of my newest clients, the Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society. Check it out!
Whether it’s motivational quotes, funny memes or holiday messages, everyone loves sharing graphics on social media. Here are 3 easy tips to make your graphics look their very best:
1 Limit Fonts
Use only 1 to 2 fonts on your graphic. Too many different fonts styles can create visual chaos and make the design look messy.
2 Align Elements
Alignment keeps things visually organized and creates a professional look.
3 Use White Space
Don’t try to fill up all empty areas. White Space balances out content, gives focus to what’s important and make a design look less cluttered.
Last month BlackStone Studio created this brochure for the UIW Feik School of Pharmacy. I loved working on a this promotional piece because it was written in Spanish. I designed the brochure, and while I wasn’t the main translator for this project, I did collaborate in the editing process. I hope I get to work on more bilingual projects this year!