Link Love 2015.04

Here’s some of my favourite articles, web sites and inspiring goodies from April 2015. “Work your ass off and don’t be an asshole.” Inspiring words and interesting comparisons from well-known graphic designers are presented in a quirky, Swiss-style infographics in this article, ‘I Used to Be a Design Student.’ An oldie but a goodie, ‘The 7 Design Sins […]

Portfolio Spotlight: KidSport Richmond Fundraising Dinner

I recently was given the opportunity to create the artwork for the premier fundraising event for a local charity. KidSport Richmond serves the community of Richmond, British Columbia, and is a chapter of KidSport, a nation-wide non-profit organization with one simple goal: every kid should be able to play sports. KidSport Richmond’s fundraising dinner is […]

Design Spotlight: myVEGAS

myVEGAS, an online gaming platform by PLAYSTUDIOS, offers a unique system: a Facebook game and two mobile apps for online table games and slots, with the cash-out option being real-world comps though M life, Sugar Factory, Wolfgang Puck, and a number of other partners. (See my previous post on myVEGAS and other Las Vegas loyalty programs here.) The […]

Design Spotlight: Booty Parlor

There are few brands out there that I truly love. The product needs to be of high quality and value, the brand’s reputation must be respectable, and the packaging has to be tasteful and really leave you feeling, simply put, “wowed”. One of these brands for me is Booty Parlor. Booty Parlor is an American […]

Kickstarter Spotlight: It’s All in the Cards

Every product has been patiently thought out, planned, designed, marketed, and sold. Sometimes, it’s easy to overlook the beauty of everyday objects. Today’s spotlight is playing cards. Playing cards, on their own, are a great way to pass the time, especially when you’re in an ‘unplugged’ situation (up the lake, on the beach, camping, etc.) […]

Wedding Invitation Spotlight: ‘Floating Fairytale’

Sometimes, a more traditional wedding invitation doesn’t work with a more traditional wedding. And sometimes as a bride- and groom-to-be, you just fall in love with your engagement photos. Jill Smith Design’s ‘Floating Fairytale‘ wedding invitations (also available on Wedding Paper Divas) are a perfect way to showcase the engagement photography, especially if said photos tell […]

Wedding Invitation Spotlight: ‘Simplified Deco’

As a new bride-to-be and as a graphic designer, one of my favorite things to do during the initial wedding planning is to research inspiration for wedding invitations. Although something that is usually imagined as simple, elegant and formal, there are many new ecommerce companies, Etsy users, small print shops, and innovative designers re-imagining the […]

QQCC for Designers

As a designer, it can be quite frustrating having a professional blog, Tumblr, Instagram, Twitter or Facebook fan page. Not only do you have to keep up the skills of your trade and constantly innovate, you’re left sharing designs and concepts that you may not be happy or fulfilled with. After all, as soon as […]