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Month: March 2018

“Boring” Brand Design

“Boring” Brand Design

Designing something that you are inspired by is really fun and exciting. Creating a design for something that you are not the least bit passionate about is difficult. You cannot design for only clients that inspire you. Or you can, but you won’t make much money. You need to be able to take a product or brand that does absolutely nothing for you and bring it to life so that you have a happy customer. The Ad below is for…

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One Week Trip Packing List

One Week Trip Packing List

Ever start planning a trip and get overwhelmed at the thought of what to bring. I break it down for you as to what to pack depending on your trip. Normal 7 Day Trip This is a typical trip where you may or may not have access to laundry facilities. You want enough options so you can change your mind about outfits once you get there. 5 tops 2 dresses 1 pair of pants 1 long skirt 1 causal shoe…

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The Paint App- A Love and Hate Story

The Paint App- A Love and Hate Story

After taking a few Graphic Design classes you learn to use Adobe programs like Photoshop and Illustrator. Soon you become aware of how much power these programs have. I learned on Adobe CS 2, which was when dinosaurs roamed the earth…  It feels as though you need to use the best, and that you need the programs that can give you the most flexibility. You begin to forget about a little app called Paint. It’s come with PCs for decades…

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Planning a Trip

Planning a Trip

It always feels amazing to step out of our day-to-day lives and live like someone else for a few days. It can be a short trip to a neighboring town. Or it can be flying half-way around the world to spend a month in another country. I’m here to show you how I plan. Going on a weekend trip doesn’t require as much planning but I still like to have some idea of what I’ll be doing. All trips still…

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You Can’t Make Any Money with an Arts Degree

You Can’t Make Any Money with an Arts Degree

People you know may tell you that there isn’t any money to be made with an Arts Degree. They believe it’s best to stick to more stable industries such as Finance, Accounting and the Medical Field. Many of their reasons appear valid. According to them, certain fields will always be more relevant than others.  People are always trying to make and manage money. People are always getting sick. Here’s what I believe instead. Think for a second about all the…

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Seoul South Korea Shopping Guide

Seoul South Korea Shopping Guide

The Pyeongchang Olympics have brought about a lot of interest in South Korea. Let me walk you through some of my top recommendations of what to see and do in Seoul. Eating and shopping are two things that South Korea has taken and perfected. Let’s start with shopping because the shopping in Seoul is amazing!   Coex Mall was the first place I went. In 2014 it was under construction. So I didn’t even get the entire scope of how large it…

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Mac vs. PC – A Graphic Designers Perspective

Mac vs. PC – A Graphic Designers Perspective

This debate has been going on for decades. Really, I don’t think it will ever end. So many people starting off in the design field want to know which to choose, a PC or a Mac. The following is my opinion, as a Graphic Designer. Honestly, I can say that I am writing this post on a PC (HP to be exact). When it’s time to edit my photos, though, it will definitely be on my iMac. Confused? Let me…

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Choosing the Right Airline

Choosing the Right Airline

Am I a budget traveler? Hmm..I don’t know. But I don’t like to spend money on unnecessary things. I will pay more if I know I’m getting a quality product, though. This includes trips and vacations. The trick is to know what to look for. Honestly, I’m not a fan of budget airline carriers. You’ll have to spend extra money for food, etc. to be comfortable.  If you’re like me and want the most enjoyable journey possible, consider your options…

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Spanish Revival Mansion in Connecticut

Spanish Revival Mansion in Connecticut

I’ve driven past this house so many times and it has always fascinated me. Who lives there? Who lived there? Those questions always went through my head. So I did a little digging. The house is definitely in need of some TLC, but beyond that you can still see its beauty. The beauty can be found in the whimsical wrought iron balconies and the stunning Spanish tile roof. You can’t help but imagine what type of family lived here? What…

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