I've loved the creation process ever since I was a youngster who picked up a crayon and doodled a masterpiece all over my parents' basement wall (you're welcome!). I had the luxury of making a career of it in 2007 when I graduated from Michigan State University (GO GREEN!) with BAs in advertising & studio art. Shortly after I started working as an in-house graphic/web designer at a non-profit in Ann Arbor. In summer 2011, my husband & I picked up all our belongings & moved to Ellicott City, MD. Now I'm looking forward to exploring a new area, expanding my design skills/portfolio, & meeting some great people to work with (yea yea, don't end a sentence with a preposition, I know).
I'd like to say I have a preference for print or web, but I can't; I love designing for both. I've designed everything from magazine articles & posters to large banners & registration booths. As for the web, I've put together business, non-profit, event, & personal sites along with simple or complex Flash elements. I've also designed several html emails, one of which my design helped achieve a MSAE Diamond Award (it's a Michigan thing). As a bonus, my site has recently been featured on gallery/award sites such as HOW Interactive Design, OnePageLove, CSS Mania,The Design Inspiration, Design Modo, Inspiiired, & The Deep End Design (among others...balllerrr). ;)
Posted on December 13, 2013
I’m a frequenter of the Tuts+ Network, they have some great free tutorials, tips, tricks, galleries, etc. I picked five tutorials or tips (InDesign, Photoshop, Photography, Web Design) I thought were helpful, interesting, and/or applicable to current trends in print and web design. Feel free to share any tutorials you found useful from 2013 or years past.