Surprise! Happy 70th birthday, dad!!

Surprise! Happy 70th birthday, dad!!

Planning a surprise party is not easy. Especially when you have a year for everyone who knows to screw it up. :p But with all of the secret convos, gathering of old photos, and getting our dad out of the house without suspicion, we managed to pull it off! I’ll avoid getting into all the boring-to-strangers details, but I wanted to share a few of the things we did to make it extra special.

New Beginnings

New Beginnings

To put it bluntly, I’m in the process of rebranding myself, which includes a revamp of my site. SO… if you happen to come upon my portfolio and blog and realize they don’t match, well… now you know why. Cheers!

We’re Having a Baby!!

We’re Having a Baby!!

My husband and I decided to start a family this past August and on September 4 found out we were expecting! We’re so excited to start this new chapter of our lives together, which should be happening close to May 17, 2015!

5 Stellar Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Web Tutorials from 2013 (Tuts+)

5 Stellar Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Web Tutorials from 2013 (Tuts+)

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

Site of the Day – station.ch

Site of the Day – station.ch

I first saw this site as a nominee for the 2013ย Webby Awards. The image of tweets being projected onto a wall in their studio caught my eye.. perused their site, finally finding myself on the livecam, twitter wall. Took a stab at tweeting using their #stationwall… and 10 seconds later my tweet appeared! So impressed by this concept and style, I’m trying to see if someone here could get on board. Check out the rest of their site, it’s just fun to see others ways in which they engage their visitors. #funuserexperience ๐Ÿ˜‰

A Designer’s Holiday Wish List

A Designer’s Holiday Wish List

Ever wonder what to get a designer for the holiday season? Or perhaps YOU’RE the designer and don’t know what to ask for? Well I’ve got a list of 10 fun gifts any designer would appreciate.