March 31, 2009

FREE Color Management Course - April 1

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JCYC Craft Fair & Island Jam

Every year, JCYC hosts their Craft Fair & Island Jam to raise money for the organization and its programs. This year, I offered to create a postcard which is expected to be mailed out to 10,000 people! Aside from trying to raise money from the event, JCYC is also trying to reach out to all the families out there who are looking for more ways to save money and have fun with their kids. FREE entertainment and delicious Island food. What more could you ask for?

One thing I learned from this project was creating an extended bleed with crop marks so when they cut the postcards, there's more room for error instead of leaving a white boarder around the edges.

February 14, 2009

Free Photoshop Classes!

Week 1, Feb 26 - Interface, Tools, and Shortcuts
Week 2, Mar 5 - Photoshop Layers
Week 3, Mar 12 - Selections
Week 4, Mar 19 - Advanced Selections
Week 5, Mar 26 - Masks
Week 6, Apr 2 - Pen Tool / Shape Layers
Week 7, Apr 9 -Drawing Tools / Brushes
Week 8, Apr 16 - Retouching
Week 9, Apr 23 - Color Correction pt 1
Week 10, Apr 29 - Color Correction pt 2

January 27, 2009

Wedding Bells

My very first client! =) I've never made a wedding invitation before, but my client provided specific instructions and colors which made it easier to design. I was given a sample of the design she was looking to replicate and was able to match the colors from the sample using this website: It's a fun tool and I highly recommend it if you need to do color matching.

I'm still looking for more side work since class doesn't begin until the end of March. If anyone has projects they need assistance with, send them my way! =)

January 5, 2009

Starving Artist

Mission: Logo

This is one of my first attempts to make a logo. I have to say working on a small scale is not easy. I got into the mode of working on posters and large-scale projects that I forgot to simplify. Anyhow, this is my final draft and I placed it into my portfolio. It was definitely a good start into practicing logo development. Class is done and I now have a break until February. Shweet!

December 3, 2008

35th Hour

Mission: Event Poster

This is a poster I created for the San Francisco Zoo - Wild Nights Program (the quality is better in Illustrator). After 35 hours of pumping out sketches, comps, and proofs, I was finally able to finish my poster. This project taught me the true meaning of progress.

All my classmates said my poster was very "cute," exactly what I was going for. Now, it's time to try Cool. haha.

November 20, 2008


My friends' Facebook App just launched today. Check it out! It's called vDream Racing. My friends were gracious enough to let a newbie like myself design a race track for them to include in their app. I must say it took me hours to design in AI, but it was good practice.

Vote for vDream once a day until Nov.30. If my friends get enough votes, they'll win a $200,000 grant to start their own business! Help my friends turn this vDream into reality. Vote!