Last week I was fortunate enough to give a presentation to some of the marketing industry’s finest at the SMPS SERC Conference in Raleigh, NC.
This is a group of marketing and business development professionals in the construction, architecture and engineering world.
I discussed the basics of graphic design and facts that would help them during their job. We discussed typography, color, file types, working with vendors and more.
The presentation was called Graphic Design for the Marketing Major – you can download all of the files here under the marketing track.
Here are a few blogs I have written before about graphic design.
Graphic Design 101
What are those designers talking about
Shades of Black
I found this marbled paper technique on Mint Design Blog and had to share!
You can read all of the directions on how to do your own artwork here.
It is no secret that I love Kate Spade. I love the style, but most of all the sense for amazing design. Everything is so clever, witty, and bright. You cant help but smile when you see a kate spade item.
I mean, this is an email I got this morning. Love the red, love the font, love the fact that they will tell you a story behind why they have this collection, love the styling behind the photo…. ah.. Maybe I should do a photo like this for dry ink – see the red and teal! I can see myself in that red dress! PS you can shop that collection here.
Often times we are sending out e-cards telling people about an event. If you do not have the time to design a custom look – Kate Spade as partnered with Paperless Post to offer a line of pretty amazing looking cards. Be still my design-loving heart.
Here are some of my favorites:
And what about this one… it reminds me of a design I did for a wedding a few years ago.
Kate Spade Version
Dry Ink Version of NYC Invite – I love line art!
Who do you use for e-cards? Paperless Post, Evite?
Here is a game that helps you determine which fonts will work well together… Be warned, It is kind of addicting.
This week on Sunny Slide Up I share a recipe I created over the snow days… Fried Eggs Benedict.
Enjoy! - For the full post and directions click here.
Have you heard of Iris Apfel? I love her approach to life and her sense of style and design!
Recently Architectural Digest did a spread on her NY apartment… It seriously looks like a museum.
And then her jewelry… oh her jewelry. Check out her line Rara Avis that is available on HSN.
I wish I had the courage and sense of style that this woman has.. What a breath of fresh air and inspiration!