New eBook Coming

So, I have a little secret. Well, I guess it won’t be so much of a secret after this post. Over the last month, I’ve been working on an eBook that’s packed with information on how to get started in the art/design world. Here’s a preview of the introductions. So you’ve found yourself in this crazy, fun, and incredible world of graphic arts. Do you sometimes feeling like you have no idea where to start? We’ve all been there. In this book I’ll walk you through your different career options, how to get started, and most importantly, how to start …

Preparing For Your First Art Licensing Trade Show

Today I published a video on everything you need to know before exhibiting at your first art licensing trade show. I’ve covered costs, things you need to buy, and what you need to have before even considering exhibiting. Check out the video below. Along with the video, I’ve created a timeline to help you plan your first show. 12+ Months Start saving money Research trade shows Attend a show Set budget 12-6 Months Have at least 50 designs Contact show rep Set goals Continue designing 6 Months Start booth/banner design Start designing marketing materials Continue designing 4 Months Plan giveaway …

Join Me On The 100 Day Challenge

Last year I participated in the 100-day project and created a new pattern every day, for 100 days. Those 100 days were a really great experience and I learned a lot about my own design skills & style. It was during this time that my confidence grew enough to start teaching and it was also the beginning of me really starting to figure out my own design style. So, let me ask you a question. Are there any design skills that you want to improve? Come on, I know there is at least one thing you can come up with. …

How To Create Rounded Corners

One feature that I have always loved in Affinity Designer is the corner tool. It wasn’t until recently that I found out that Adobe had included this feature in Illustrator CC. This added feature alone was enough to finally get me to upgrade from CS6. Rounded Corners in Adobe Illustrator CS6 & Older Start off with creating a shape, any shape will work (other than circles haha). I’ll be using stars for these tutorials. Effects>Stylize>Rounded Corners Click preview and playing round with the numbers. Expand appearance to make the changes permanent. Rounded Corners in Adobe Illustrator CC Start off with …

New Pillows

New Pillows Available – Limited Time Only

Wraptious is a fantastic company based in the U.K.. Every year they run a couple different competitions in order to find new artists. This year I entered the fall competition and entered three designs as a new collection. These have been on the website for a while and I’m not sure how much longer they’ll be available to purchase. The second competition I enter was for Make It In Design, as part of a live brief in Module 3. This brief was a bit tricky as I could only use 3 colors and the theme was natural world. These two …

Create A Moodboard in Illustrator

Hi guys!! I just published my newest class on skillshare – How to create a moodboard in Illustrator. We’ll go the the process of sourcing inspirations and creating your moodboards. I hope you join the class and show me what you’ve created. Click here to go to the new class. =) You can create moodboards like this! P.S. – If you’re one of the first thirty in you class, you’ll get it for FREE. Click here to claim one of the free spots.

Have The Courage To Ask – Freebie

Good morning! I’ve recently read a few books about creative living. The one thing they all have in common was a message of always going after what you want and going out & making it happen for yourself. You can’t sit around waiting and hoping for something to happen. Those messages really stuck with me, so I designed a printable as a reminder. Click here to download the free printable. Enjoy!