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Cruisin’ — Puerto Vallarta

Posted on Jul 15, 2016 in Going Places
Cruisin’ — Puerto Vallarta

When it comes to world travel, I’m kind of a hobbit. I tend to stick to places that are in my comfort zone—weather-wise…language-wise…culture-wise…every-wise. When Gene talked about wanting to go on a cruise, it took a little convincing, but he got me on board (literally). After a lot of searching, we booked one to Cabo San Lucas / Mazatlan […]

Meeting Wally

Posted on Jun 29, 2016 in Design Related, Inspired By
Meeting Wally

side note…there are a few links in this post, but every one of them is worth the extra click! Have you ever heard of Wally Olins? I admit I hadn’t, even though he’s a branding guru. However, as I was perusing the digital portfolio of a talented collage artist, Eleanor Shakespeare, I was drawn to her […]

Decades of Logo Designs

Posted on Jun 28, 2016 in Design Related
Decades of Logo Designs

Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to design a lot of logos—for individuals, companies, events, products, programs, etc. True to my natural style, most have a classic rather than trendy look, which means that other than minor refreshes over time, they are less likely to go out of style. Of course there are some that […]

Getting Faster

Posted on Apr 22, 2016 in Design Related
Getting Faster

In 2010, I designed the branding for J.R. Smith Coaching, a trainer/consultant who helps athletes optimize performance (specifically cyclists and race car drivers). Included was the logo, posters for cycling workshops, business cards, graphics for vehicle decals, ads, and a web site. 6 years doesn’t seem that long until you realize how quickly technology becomes dated. Our programmer […]

A Day in Alexandria

Posted on Feb 24, 2016 in Going Places
A Day in Alexandria

A couple years ago, when my husband and I were in the Washington DC area for several days, our GPS directed us through a part of historic Alexandria on our way to somewhere—I can’t remember where now—but we were mesmerized by how gorgeous it was. We immediately decided that we’d be returning to explore before our trip was over. […]