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Event Graphics: Cocoa with Santa

I’m part of a fundraising group in my neighborhood. We’re raising money to get a better playground put it at a local park. My role in this group, along with general planning, has been as visual designer. The group is called Bridgeway Play. I created the name, and designed the logo and website. I’ve also […]

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MicroTrek Logo Concept Variations

On Tuesday, I shared the initial three logo concepts I designed for MicroTrek, a firm that does microbe analysis. Today, my client responded with a lot of helpful feedback. Here is my set of logo concept variations for┬áconcept 1, based on his reply. He called the yeast cells “bugs”, which is adorable. This is┬áthe email […]

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Logo Concepts and Engaging Your Client

MicroTrek, Inc. is a new biotech company that offers high quality microbial analysis of food and beverage samples. They have contracted with me to create branding and a website for them. Part of my scope of work is the create three logo concepts for them. They asked for imagery which looks like yeast cells. Setting […]

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Paint a dashed line with rounded corners in Photoshop

In Illustrator, it’s fairly easy to make a dashed line in which the dashes have rounded corners. In Photoshop, there’s more of a trick to it. I’ll show you how to do both here.    

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Make a Cartoony Pencil in Illustrator

I am currently working with a client who asked me to revise a logo concept I had drawn in Illustrator to be more cartoony or hand-drawn. He thought the original drawing looked too much like clip art. He was right. Luckily, I knew a technique to achieve this cartoony feel. I’ll show you how to […]