Logo Redesign for Beauty Bliss

Logo Redesign for Beauty Bliss I recently did a logo redesign for Beauty Bliss, a New Zealand online make-up boutique. The old logo had a little tree illustration that was very busy and didn’t look good at small sizes. The SS in Bliss also appeared larger than the other letters. The client also needed a secondary […]

How to Make an Airmail Border in CorelDraw

In this tutorial I will be showing you how to create an airmail border that you see on envelopes. I’m using CorelDraw X4 so a few things may work different if you have another version. Open a new document and choose your size. I chose a business card size (85 x 55 mm). Choose the […]

5 More Font Crimes You Should not Commit

If you missed the previous 5 font crimes, be sure to read them here. Today I’m going to talk about 5 more mistakes that you must not make with fonts. Too tight tracking Why is this bad: the characters look squashed against each other and it makes it hard to read. And before you tell me, “really? no one […]

Menu Design Tips food for Business Owners: Enhancing the Food Experience

As a business owner in the food industry, your menu is an essential tool for attracting customers, communicating your culinary offerings, and enhancing the overall dining experience. A well-designed menu showcases your delicious dishes and influences customers’ perception of your brand. In this article, we will explore some effective menu design tips to help you […]

How to Place an Image Inside Text with CorelDraw X4

Have you ever wondered how you get an image inside text with CorelDraw? We will be using CorelDraw’s PowerClip. This easy and quick tutorial will teach you how. Choose a bold font and write out your text. It doesn’t matter in what colour it is. Now click and drag the image with your right mouse […]

Must-Read Blogs for Creative Women Entrepreneurs

Being a creative entrepreneur I read a lot of blogs about small business, freelancing and so on. I particularly like blogs that are aimed at creative women entrepreneurs like crafters, designers, photographers, Etsy shop owners, etc. Below is a roundup of my favourites and I hope you will check them out too! Handmadeology The editor […]

How to Create a Trendy Chalkboard Invitation

The chalkboard style has been very trendy for a while now. We’ve been seeing it on invitations to wall art, signs, etc. In this tutorial I will show you my method of designing a chalkboard wedding invitation. Create a new document in Photoshop. You can use any size but I’m going to create an A5 […]

What are Bleed and Crop Marks?

In this article I will tell you all about bleed and crop marks. These two terms are used when you design for print. Setting up your file correctly before going to print is very important. I hope that graphic design students or anyone wanting to learn more about print design will find this article helpful. […]

DON’T USE THESE FONTS FOR YOUR BRAND IDENTITY

When branding your business yourself it can be tempting to use the fonts your computer came with. Most folks don’t really know what fonts to use and don’t have the time to find nice fonts. So, they stick with their system fonts. But the problem with these fonts is that everyone has them. And they […]

My Graphic Design Process

Would you like to know what you can expect from working with me? Then read on! I have documented my process step-by-step. Step 1: Explore The design process starts with exploring your needs and learning more about your business. I do this with a questionnaire that I email to you. This questionnaire needs to be […]