• Keeping my senses up to date

    I have been a Brand Consultant for more than 10 years now but for the past year, I have just lived the life of an English Teacher. Not just your typical English teacher who teaches kids and adults but an English teacher who focuses on adults. Mainly teaching speech and communication in English. That could be from phonics, pronunciation to anything like daily conversation skills or even Keynote presentation skills.

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  • Practice does make PERFECT

    I love design. I love designing things and working with people who have the skills and passion for design. I don’t like making logos and sitting in front of a computer with Illustrator open, but I love the whole DESIGN, CREATING and making something out of nothing process. Mock up desktop image designed by Yeven_popov I never really wanted to take part in the design and actual “making part” of my

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  • The importance of “PRESENTATION”

    There’s always room for “improvements” when it comes to presenting your work to a client. I have NEVER given a client a design or mockup on just plain white paper. There’s a reason for that and it’s the most simple and obvious reason. HUMANS ARE VISUAL ANIMALS. We need to SEE what it looks like when it’s displayed on an actual SCREEN, BOOK or CARD to get a glimpse of

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  • Artboard Layout for Designing

    Some of you have been asking me how I start my design process and what tools I use to design. To tell you a long story short, I use Adobe Illustrator CS6 for the initial START of designing everything (except websites). Then I bring it into Indesign or Photoshop. But for most COLLATERAL (print materials) I stay in Illustrator. This is how I start my artboard layouts.   It’s really

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  • How I Organize My Folders

    When it comes to organizing my folders for clients and even for my own pictures that I take with my Canon 760D camera. I like to keep everything organized and kept neatly so that I can find things whenever I need it. I like having things handy and organized so that I don’t have to do a big search for one file.   Most of the time, I keep everything

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  • My Logo Font

    It took me a really long time to come up with this logo. I started a blog back in 2001 with the name browneyedjeeae.com Even that logo changed so many times, it’s not even funny. I eventually landed at this one:   It all started with a small blog I made for school. It was a project for an elective course I had chosen to take for credits. Then it

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  • Using Stock Photography

    There are so many places you can get stock images right now that if you Google “Stock Photography” or “Stock Images” you’ll get a big list of sites. Out of all the sites that are out there, iStock and GettyImages are probably the most used. However, I’m going to introduce you to a site that is great for getting images to practice design with and for personal use, like me.

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