Archive for the ‘Design’ Category

Pattern Design

Jul 20, 2017

In:Design, Drawing

A few new patterns have been made this week, including this bright and colorful watermelon pattern. It was inspired by a group theme challenge called "summer fruit". And nothing says "summer fruit" more than watermelon!

Watermelons pattern

I'm really starting to gravitate toward gouache paint...of the digital kind, that is. It has a beautiful hand-painted appearance and can have as much or as little texture as you'd like.

This next one I've called "fresh dots". I noticed that dots were making a frequent appearance in my work lately, so I decided to dedicate an entire pattern to them.

Fresh Dots Pattern

I think this pattern would look great on a phone case and just might be something I'm going to look into soon. ❤

~Christina

Faces

Jun 30, 2017

In:Design, Drawing

Yesterday I was in the beginning stages of making a "dots and squiggles" themed pattern, when suddenly, as I drew the squiggle at the bottom, I noticed something looking back at me.

It was one of those moments when I didn't know whether to laugh or be creeped out by it. I think I did a little of both. It reminded me of my painting teacher who once said she always looks for faces in her finished artwork, as they can sneak up on you out of nowhere. Point taken.

Thankfully, as I drew more dots and squiggles, moved shapes and added color, the pattern emerged into something quite different though just as lively. It reminds me of confetti that you might find printed on gift wrap.

If I'm being totally honest, there is still a little squiggle in there that reminds me of an ear. But I rotated the shape in such a way that it doesn't catch your attention quite as much. As least, I hope. ;)

~Christina

tailored font featured

I had a couple of nice surprises over the Memorial Day weekend. First, I received a notice that my Tailored font was featured on the Creative Market blog. You guys, being on their platform has been one of the best experiences I've had on the web and it's been less than a month since I joined. They have excellent customer service with helpful tips galore on setting up shop and how to be successful there. And the staff has personally reached out to welcome me to the site and offer assistance at any time. It's no wonder they have become the go-to resource for graphic designers. And they give the spotlight to newbies? So good.

Click here to read the full post on the Creative Market blog.

Second, the font sold for the first time! Thank you if you're the one who purchased it. :) It feels so good to know my digital work is already being used and appreciated.

Thank you, Matt Borchert (said staff), for the warm welcome and thank you Creative Market!

~Christina

(Photo credit: Creative Market)

Font-making has never been at the top of my to-do list. Actually, it's never made my list at all. I've had zero interest...until recently, that is. I just joined the group of talented designers over at Creative Market and well-made fonts are always in demand. I've even purchased some myself, recently. So when inspiration (shockingly) hit, I rolled with it. → Read More