Free Inspiration #7

I decided to flex my photshop muscle with this week’s free image of the week. I couldn’t get over the firey red hair of the model.

I just just made it more dramatic by replacing her hair with actual fire. Enjoy!

Free Inspiration #6

This week’s free image from shutterstock is an alphabet of ransom letters. Here’s the only good ransom I can think of. Enjoy.

Amigos 3rd Annual Car Show T-shirt

I got the chance to design a shirt for the 3rd annual Amigo’s Car Show. A quick google search will show several shirts featuring flames, metallic letters and multi-colored cars. Thats not exactly my style and I tried to get away from that.

The challenge what to design the shirt using only one color. So I went retro and tried to rise above all of the auto show design chaos.

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License Plate Design Comes Full Circle

Ah, the original Texas license plate. So simple, so clear. Nobody would ever want to change it.

1969 – 1983

Fast forward to 1991. A Texas flag was added to the plates.

1991

Let’s not stop there, lets put more pretty pictures.

1999

Ok now its starting to get out of hand, in 2008, there was a contest where Texans could choose the look of the license plate. These were the choices.

Well as long as they dont choose the one with script font and a weird 90’s corner scribble.

2009

Oh, God no.

I almost cried the day I had to put these on my car. I have heard these referred to as hideous, an abomination, and just plain ugly. While I keep my comments to myself, I’ll just let you decide whether you would pay the extra money not to put this on your car.

2012

Thank you 2012! Texas has learned the error of its ways and has returned to a much simpler time. I am counting down the days when I can proudly put this on my car. I might even pay the $7.00 to get it earlier.

Moral of the story: Simpler design is always better design.

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.