Free Inspiration #4

Introducing Face Magazine. Just kidding just a weekly dose of free inspiration. The free photo from shutterstock this week is a beautiful woman. When I saw that I immediately thought she belonged on a magazine cover.


Free Inspiration #3

Here is your Free Inspiration of the week. My company has been working on the yearly Amarillo Symphony program so it was hard to get music and notes out of my head. Hope you enjoy!

Creative Freedom Found in Birthday Invitations

Summer is a big time for Children’s Parties. I’ve been busy creating birthday Invitations for a number of them.

Invitations are probably one of my favorite things to design. I am always surprised at how much creative freedom I get when it comes to designing invitations. Almost anything goes. Below are just a taste of my most recent work.

The boy’s invitation is centered around the fact that he loves Goldfish Crackers. The girl’s invitation is as girly as you can get without going overboard. Both designs worked great and the customers loved them.

If you have a Birthday party or any party coming up I would love to design your invitation. Please check out my contact page to get in touch with me.

Free Inspiration #2

Last week I introduced Free Inspiration. A series on getting inspired by free stock photos of the week. Here is the latest free photo.

Free Inspiration

Anybody that knows me knows I love free stuff. Whatever it is I’ll take it. I might not know what to do with it, but believe me, I’ll find a use for it. This might lead to a hoarding problem if my wife didn’t say no to a few things.

Being a designer my company uses a stock photo website. Every week the website offers a free image or illustration. I thought about downloading each one every week and building up my own stock pile hoping I’ll need it for the future, but I don’t have the time to organize them all.

Feeling like all this free is going to waste, I’ve decided to use them as inspiration. I’ll use them to keep me fresh creatively. So, here is the free image.

Cherries. 2 Cherries. So much for getting the creative wheels turning. Gotta admit this isn’t something I would be drawn to. I think cherries are very retro. So I went retro grocery store. $0.35/lb. is wishful thinking.