It's been awhile I know, but in case you haven't heard, I moved!! That's right! I picked up my things and moved 1,300 miles southwest to Austin, Texas in July. Crazy! But it's been nothing short of pure joy!
Now that I'm all settled in, I wanted to share some more awesome news with you! Drumroll please......
I'M FINALLY ON INSTAGRAM! Okay, I know you're not that surprised, the title of this post kind of gave it away! Be sure to follow me on Instagram to find see what I'm to design wise and more!
More? Yes, more! I also love doing other creative things. I crochet and make and design custom handmade greeting cards as well as some other DYI projects. If you've seen my Pinterest boards ( all 113 of them) this won't surprise you one bit!
So...what are you waiting for? Follow me now! You can also find my Instagram feed on the home page of my website!
One of my favorite things about my career as a designer is the fact that I get to help my friends. Granted, I'm not a doctor, I don't save lives...but I'd like to think I make a difference in my friend's lives by contributing to their special days, their businesses, and causes they are passionate about.
I've been honored to make wedding invitations, save the dates, logos, event posters, and even greeting cards for the people who mean the most to me. My most recent project is super exciting!! One of my best friends, Sarah Rodriguez, is a singer. Her soulful voice has been featured on tracks with hip-hop artists like R-Swift, Tragic Hero, and Young Joshua. She's been on tour with Acquire the Fire and sung at Creation Festival (one of the biggest Christian Music Festivals in the country). So it's only fitting that she audition to sing the National Anthem at an NFL celebrity basketball tournament. (She's a HUGE sports fan!)
After sending in her audition video, she found out that she made it to the top 10. So, of course, I helped her start a #VOTEFORSARAH campaign. Show my friend some support and vote for her! Whoever gets the most "likes" gets to sing the National Anthem before the game!
On my quest to find awesome graphic design websites I stumbled upon Ciera Design's blog. Ciera is a self employed designer who started a blog to share her adventures from her life as
a designer and everything that inspires her.
On the first page of her blog you see everything wallpaper freebies to "10 Ways to Expand Your Small Business." Of course I'm already following her on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest. She even has links to her monthly e-newsletter, recommendations to the things she uses day-to-day, and more!
I think it is really important to support other who are in your field and learn and feed off of each other's creativity. Inspiration can come from anywhere and anyone. So check out her blog! Enjoy!
It's been awhile and I must admit that I have been in a creative rut for a few weeks. The busyness of the holiday season has come and gone and with the new year I'm ready to get back to business. With that said, for the next couple of months, I am on a quest to discover some of the most creatively inspiring graphic design blogs.
I've found that once you graduate from college it's up to you to keep up with what's going on in your field. Art school does a really good job of feeding you creatively but once you've graduated and get a job it really is your responsibility to stay creatively inspired. I am trying to do just that.
First Up...Creative Bloq
Described as a "daily inspiration for creative people" with "fresh thinking, expert tips and tutorials to supercharge your creative muscles," Creative Bloq has really peaked my interest. It reminds me of sitting in my college classes and sharing all the cool tutorials, Tumbler pages, and weird websites with my friends and classmates. We were all so hungry for more information and the next best thing to help make our work and ourselves better. Stay tuned for more on Creative Bloq. I'll be sharing some of my favorite post here and on my Pinterest board "Designs That Inspire."
In September of 1988, my parents got married with a couple of their close friends as witnesses at the Justice of the Peace in Maryland. There were no bridesmaid, groomsmen, and no cutting of the cake. So, 25 years later, with the help of some close family friends, my best friend (and photographer), and the ever popular Pinterest, I decided to give them the party they never had.
Take a peak at some of the photos from that amazing day. It was amazing to plan and even more amazing to be a part of the celebration. Happy 25th Mom and Dad.
BIG THANKS to Ashley Marie Photography, and Tanya Pearre--the lovely cake designer.
For the past few months I've had the absolute pleasure of designing for one of my best friends-- Ashley Leary. Ashley and her husband, Sean, were engaged to be married on October 9, 2012. The next morning --bright and early-- she called me to tell me the amazing news! After getting super emotional and super excited for her and Sean I said, "Let me know when you want me to make invitations!"
After months of planning, Ashley and Sean said "I Do" on August 31, 2013!
Last week, I was in North Carolina for the big day and all the events leading up to it (which included a "just us" trip to Wilmington, a bridal shower, rehearsal, and rehearsal dinner). As bridesmaids, Ashley's sister, Ashley's best friend since 2nd grade, and I helped Ashley's mom plan a "Brunch at Tiffany's" themed bridal shower. This was so much fun to plan and design for! Check out the photos in the gallery below!
Congratulations Ashley and Sean!
Not many people know this about me, but I love the works of Andy Warhol. The daring ways he used color and repetition in his work had me at "Hello."
Andy Warhol started as a commercial illustrator and later became a leading, and at times controversial, figure in the visual arts movement known as pop art. Some of his works include imagery from pop culture, news, advertising, and celebrity icons.
If you've been to a grocery store (or Target) in the past few weeks, you may have seen the bold and colorful new packaging for Perrier. For a limited time only, Perrier is featuring the designs of Andy Warhol with four exciting new label designs.
Some bottles feature quotes from the pop artist including: "People should fall in love with their eyes closed" ; "Everybody must have a fantasy" and "Art is what you can get aways with."
During the 1980s, Andy Warhol created a series of silkscreen prints depicting the bottles of sparkling water brand Perrier expressed in a bold color palette. the works were an extension of the pop artist's continued exploration into portraying consumer products in new, graphic ways, in which he developed more than 40 works using the signature Perrier bottle as his subject.
What do you think of the limited-edition packaging? I'm loving it!
I'm Jackée! I'm a Christ-Follower, Graphic Designer. Marylander, Former Austinite, Pop-Culture Junkie, Football Fanatic, Wanderluster and Charlotte Dweller.