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Conference Banner

May 15, 2014

My husband works with his old roomate’s company Novak Solutions. They design integrations for Infusionsoft, an email marketing company.  Jacob’s role in the company is pretty non-specific. He works on a lot of aspects of the business, including code, ads, videos, social media, and newsletters. I’m happy to say his graphics skills have increased because of it. I love helping him when he gets too deep into Photoshop or Illustrator and gets a little lost. Here is one of our team projects.

This April, Infusionsoft had a large conference, and Jacob jetted off to Arizona to attend and push their integrations. We had to design a few banners for the company’s booth. I am pretty comfortable using the appearances menu and transformations as well. However, I never used “expand appearance” before. This makes the editable changes applied via the appearances menu permanent. And it was the only way to make the pattern clipped to the banner size. The banner was about 10 feet wide, so the design needed to be just right.

So Jacob’s vision for how the logo would be patterned and my experience using the tranform menu plus a little new knowledge gave us a great final product! I love it when an assignment leads to new knowledge and pretty endings.


Posted in: Ideas - Logo |

Onesie Design

August 30, 2011

For my friend Valerie’s baby shower. I designed this onesie card for her invitations. I printed the information on pretty scrapbook paper and then cut out this shape on our Cricut. They turned out so cute! We used Sure Cuts A Lot to use our own design (SVG) on our cutter.


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Optics Crest

August 15, 2011

So my labmate took a picture of our staged crest made out of laser table tools.  I decided to play with the colors a bit and came up with this bright creation.

Posted in: Ideas - Random |

Front Page

August 17, 2010

I have too many websites.  Jacob and I are brainstorming a new one that is a handy camping trip list maker.  We were wondering if we should buy a new domain for it but then just thought maybe we could attach it to one of our main ones.  An entry page is a good way to connect all my sites, so I designed a front page with links to all my various sites.  Jacob cut it up and coded it for me.  So now I have a portal. Yay.  It can be found at

Posted in: Ideas - Logo |

Rounded Diamond Shape

August 5, 2010

Now that my pattern arraying is down pat, I looked into making my own shape, to be original and also help move the process along.  Plus now I can call up the shape at any time.  I just made a shape with the pen tool and saved it as a custom shape.  I’m starting to feel like I understand this silly program more (although Inkscape is much more intuitive).

Posted in: Ideas - Patterns |