Wednesday, August 17, 2011

where be I?

slacking on my bloggggs, website, twitter etc. what's wrong with me!!!! Still designing tho! A couple designs for a competition I'm receiving no feedback on, but enjoying doing the designs.
Who'd think to combine a crocodile and a bee? Fun challenge! one with grey background making me think of a gila monster instead of a croc tho. Any thoughts/ideas? Have a good one, it's nearing my bedtime :) (don't look at the time)

Just added a revision with stripes!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

new bluberri design logo

Let me introduce to you my new bluberri design logo, it's friendlier with more style, I don't know if this is the final draft tho, but most likely if I can't think of an improvement. I did take out the word 'studio', not sure if I should have it in the logo. I got a new blue as the primary color, might need to put back some of that purple, purple's great. I did introduce a new color, that aqua color and really like it so not sure if I want purple to be more prominent than it. Anyway, blah blah blah.
I'm (slooooowwwwly) in the process of redoing my website and it's pretty much going to be inspired by the organic nature of the new logo. I really aiming to have it complete this summer. We'll see how that goes...................


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

TinMan in da house

Been a while since I've posted anything here, I gotta keep up :/

Anyway, here's a digital illustration I made for a cute ebook where anyone can submit illustrations for the story found here I'm hoping they'll post it, I just made and submitted it today, it's for page 40 where they meet Tin Man.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Hijabi Twitter Bird

Adorable Hijabi Twitter birds. Feel free to use these on your website or blog or share with others. Just right-click on the image and choose Save File or Save As. If you would like the PSD version of any of these, just contact me.
Have a great day.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

half way through the month

So we're half way through the month........lots to think about. Really need to start implementing my 2011 plan 'sigh'. I think time management and networking are my main inhibitors right now and before this month is up I really need to see more improvements to my 2010 strategy. Get to work, Hana!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

10 things I love about graphic designing/illustrating

Just some thoughts, in no particular order. Enjoy!

1. CREATIVITY I get to release some of my creativity. Seriously, when us artists don't express our creativity on the regular, we go a bit insaner than we already are.

2. CONTROL Design allows me to have just a tad bit of control in a out of control world, I decide color, lines, fonts, it just feeeeels goood!

3. BEAUTY Many of us are visual creatures, looking at beautiful things, especially things that we create, are simply awesome to behold.

4. PROBLEM-SOLVING How so? Exploring and solving solutions to design problems are a thrill in itself! I personally love a challenge, when I can explore and solve design solutions, it satisfies a part of me that craves puzzles and problem-solving.

5. HELPING Being able to solve peoples' and businesses' graphic design problems are priceless. Giving businesses a face and something great to represent and communicate their business or purpose is a thrill and honor that I absolutely can't resist.

6. FLEXIBILITY I'm at a point in my life where flexibility is very important. Doing what I do offers me flexibility to work the hours and locations that suit me and my clients' needs.

7. PERSONALIZATION The services designers and artists offer are individual and cannot be manufactured. A good designer will put heart and though into the work and that adds a nice little personalization to the work and service and it's great when we're appreciated for that.

8. LEARNING There's never nothing left to learn, it's exciting to know that there's so much ahead and to look at how much I've learned.

9. VARIETY The areas of design and illustration are so vast and it's really nice exploring and learning the different areas. I'm still deciding on my specific areas and it feels kinda special to know that there's one or several for me.

10. TYPOGRAPHY Typography's easily an addiction, I love exploring type, manipulating it, kerning, finding homes for typefaces (fonts) in my work and looking at it being used in all kinds of creative ways.