Monday, December 2, 2013

2014 Calendar Available!

I'm so excited to finally share my 2014 calendar! Check it out in my etsy shop

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Academic Calendar Available!

I work in academia, so I'm used to calendars starting in August or September. So, I thought I'd offer my 2013-2014 printable calendar this way too: check in out on my etsy site! For a steal of a $10 deal, you get the digital file calendar starting August 2013 and can print to your heart's content. Here's my copy brightening up my desk at work. :) 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Depth of Field, Fall 2013

Hello, there! It has been a busy summer, but I'm planning to start posting regularly again soon. Here's a postcard for a film series I just finished. More soon. :)

Monday, April 22, 2013

Expanding Your Horizons Conference Design

I love being able to spend time doing something I love in order to help out for a good cause. A few months ago, I got a great chance to do that--a former colleague who was helping to coordinate the "Expanding Your Horizons" conference asked if I'd be willing to help them create a design for this year's event. The conference introduces middle and high school girls to careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. I loved the idea! It also aligned with something I've been thinking about myself. Though most of my education and career has been more arts/humanities related, I have recently found myself stepping into the (traditionally more "male") tech world as I learn more and more about web development. I think its so important for young women to be encouraged to pursue their passions and not have qualms about entering fields that are typically male-dominated.

I had a great time incorporating science and math iconography into a fun, bright UC BErkeley-specific design.

Here is the design incorporated into the conference website! It was also printed on t-shirts; I'm hoping to get a photo soon. Check out the EYH website for more information about both the local and the national organization, and to volunteer or donate!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Monday, February 11, 2013

Valentine Printables

I just whipped up these printable valentine cards, and I'd love to share them with you! There are three designs, all 4"x 6." They are for sale on my etsy shop for a whopping $2.50. But for my readers, they are FREE! Email me or add a comment and I will send you the file.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Shop Update: Greeting Cards!

I had so much fun creating my 2013 calendar that I recently decided to create a batch of greeting cards with some of the designs. Check them out on my etsy shop!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Black and White Flattery

While making this postcard for a film series the other day, I was thinking about how often speakers I've worked with use a black and white photo for their press photo. It really does look sharp, especially if the highlights and contrasts are done well. I love these three photos: Paul Goodman looks straight at you with that pipe and wild hair! Bobby Fischer and Ray Kurzweil so immersed in their genius!

I think we should all have a portrait of ourselves in this style, just in case someone makes a documentary about us and then someone else else needs to do a publicity postcard.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Spray Paint + Glue Guns = Fridge Fun!

I've seen lots of fun ideas online for whimsical crafts to make with plastic animals (like those on this blog). While buying spray paint for some other projects recently, I decided to give it a try! From the first step of chopping the animals in half, all the way through glue-gunning craft magnets to their middles, I was chuckling the whole way. Wouldn't these make wonderful little gifts to spread cheer to all your friends?