Wild childhood (and adulthood) dreams

I was a dreamy kid. I loved nothing more than staring out the window of the school bus and getting completely lost in my thoughts and imagination. I’m pretty much the same way now, but I spend a little more time on earth. I don’t think people talk about or…

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The completion of my last brand book and what’s next

I write today’s project update with heavy eyes but satisfaction. I have completed the third and largest brand book of my portfolio project this month. It has been a combination of late nights and early mornings, some breakthrough exciting moments and some more head-in-hands moments. Just a month ago I…

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And just like that. . .the second brand book is done!

To be fair it hasn’t been “just like that”. But it has been really fascinating to experience the unique challenges to each book so far. Each process for creating the book and rebranding concepts is different. I started out the week with a decent amount of confidence since I’d already…

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The concept and process behind PARLOUR’s logo

Born in the late 90’s, I still hold an appreciation for the early sounds and sights of my youth. Images of my sister’s gel scrunched hair in puffy scrunchies are forever etched in memory. So, when diving deep into research about PARLOUR’s roots, mission, and story, I was beyond excited…

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I finished my Adobe Illustrator course

Last month I took it upon myself to learn Adobe Illustrator. I had a budding curiosity and obsession for all things design, specifically graphic design. I knew my knowledge of Illustrator would play an integral role in how far I would be able to take this dream. So, I set…

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My Essential Drawing Tools in Adobe Illustrator

When it comes to forming custom shapes, tracing designs and just drawing in general within Adobe Illustrator, there are plenty of options available to achieve your desired final project. I have outlined the essential drawing tools that anyone can learn and use to make awesome creations in Illustrator.   The…

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Adobe Illustrator project #1

Today I completed my first ever project with Adobe Illustrator. I used the various shape tools and Direct Selection Tool to manipulate shapes into my desired forms to make the parts of a fox and cat. The fox illustration was done by following along with the instructor. Then the instructor…

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