They Call Me Marty!
Design goodness and other ramblings.

Posted on February 23rd, 2011 0 Comments

Making Type Workshop with John Clark of LOOKING

When I graduated from the Art Institute, I wanted my first design job to be one where I could work under the direction of a more seasoned designer/art director. I always understood that what I had learned in school was largely theoretical (its proven to not be to the extent that I imagined). I wanted to learn from someone with more working experience than me.

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Posted on February 14th, 2011 0 Comments

Re-branding Lumina Academy of Dance

Last semester I had the chance to work on re-branding a small business and get school credit for it. I decided to approach my friend Arlene Santos who together with Fatima Mendoza, own and teach dance at Lumina Academy of Dance. They both share a passion for dancing and they invest the same amount of passion into their business, but like many small businesses, their budget had not yet allowed them to hire someone to help them solidify their brand into a visual language.

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Posted on February 02nd, 2011 0 Comments

They Call Me Marty Version 2

Its taken me a couple of weeks to finish, but version two of "They Call Me Marty" is live! Technically this is version three. Version one was around for three months a couple of summers ago. Once in a while I stumble upon a screen shot on someone's blog or gallery, but those are the only places where version one lives.

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Posted on April 20th, 2010 2 Comments

A Short Conversation With Liz Andrade of CMD+Shift Design

Liz AndradeThis entry is long due, but to reward your patience I have saved the best for last. I am finishing up this series with a designer whose work I really admire, Liz Andrade of CMD+Shift Design.

Liz is a web designer, blogger, and self described internet nerd and crazy cat lady. She runs a one-woman web studio in Seattle, WA. She has been called one of the top influential female designers and her work has been featured around the web in several design galleries.

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