Neutrals and Textures

Design inspiration from around the Interweb. A few things that strike my fancy.

Eye Candy: Art, Typography, Graphic Design

A: GRAPHIC DESIGN  Be Fearlessly Authentic.  Artist Unknown.

B: ART  Untitled.  Ellsworth Kelly. 

C: WEB DESIGN  Feathered.  Pattern Website Background.  {this is a free download that can be used on any website}

D: TYPOGRAPHY Northwell Hand-Scripted Font {$16usd}Sam Parrett.

Please feel free to use the color codes in anyway you like!

Matte Black: hex# 242423, Warm Gray: hex# 979797, Cool Gray: hex#d8d8d8, Matte Gold: hex# d0c09f, Cream: hex# f1eada

So, You Want to Turn your Creativity into a Business?

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You’ll obviously need creativity and the inclination to turn that into a business, so let’s just say you’ve already got that in the bag. What next? What do you do? How do you become great?

 

An incredible illustrator asked me this recently: How do you do it? How do you turn your artistry into a business and make it successful? So I am sharing with you what I shared with him.

 

This is so easy, it’s mind-blowing. Are you ready?

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Color Palette Inspiration: A Painter’s Palette

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I happened upon Stella Maria Baer’s painting, photography and prints and was in total awe of her use of colors and light.

A lot of her recent work’s content is of space and the relationship of matter in space. The color palette throughout has a very ethereal quality. Yum!

I’ve created a color palette inspired by her amazing artwork. Feel free to use and enjoy the color code hex numbers!

Ink: #283641, Earth: Hex#c46e3d, Peach: Hex#f49b89, Kraft: Hex#cabeae, Warm Gray: Hex#c7bfbd

To see her other work, check out her website and VSCO page. Eye candy! A few examples of her work below…

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How to Apply the “Joy” Rule to Design

The desk of Jack + Mo

 

At the end of 2015, I read Marie Kondo’s The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up. So many of my clients were referencing it, I felt I needed to be in the “know” as to what the KonMarie Method was.  It was such a good read that I flew threw it and immediately followed up with her Spark Joy (the illustrated version). I’ve been an avid organizer for years so her level of crazy made perfect sense to me!

 

Here is the book’s premise in essence:

Hold each object you own in your hands individually and make a decision- does this item bring joy to your life? Do you enjoy using this item? Does it make you happy? If not, discard it. Thank the item for it’s role during the time you had it, and wish it well on it’s way to a donation spot like GoodWill.

Keep only what brings joy. Find a place for everything.

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Color Palette Inspiration: Assemblage

Original Artwork by Xochi Solis, Amazing Color Palette InspirationThis original work of art by Xochi Solis is stunning! The layers of paint, paper, warms, cools, vividly saturated colors, muted tones, patterns, and solids create a nice juxtaposition and energy.

I’ve created a color palette inspired by her amazing artwork. Feel free to use and enjoy the color code hex numbers!

Navy: Hex#154364, Lavender: Hex#b47cad, Magenta: Hex#e055a6, Teal: Hex#4da694, Green: Hex#809313, Earth: Hex#a16414