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Museum of the Bible Opening Invitations

Museum of the Bible Opening Invitations

Branding and Design I'm so thrilled to finally unveil the branding and design for the Museum of the Bible Opening Events. There were four events total—two of them black-tie galas.   Carriers The carrier for the invitations mimic the bronze front doors of the...

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Sneak Peek: Gala for Museum of the Bible Opening

Sneak Peek: Gala for Museum of the Bible Opening

A little sneak peek at a very cool invitation for a huge upcoming opening in DC. There are 5 separate events--two of them are black tie galas. The invitations incorporate gold foil, embossing and gold paper. ??? Can't wait to show you the finished product!...

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Event Invitation as an Attachment—Don’t Do It!

Event Invitation as an Attachment—Don’t Do It!

Event Marketing: Digital Invitations/Eblasts I often get asked by clients to create a "digital invitation" or "eblast" graphic that they can attach to, or insert into the body of, an email for their event. I don't recommend sending digital invitations as attachments...

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Tip: Event Program Ad Space

Tip: Event Program Ad Space

How to make the most of event program ad space A little tip for event professionals who sell advertising in their event program. If your program is saddle-stitched, there are 4 premier ad spaces: back cover inside front cover inside back cover center spread The center...

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How to Get White Lettering on Your Wedding Invitations

How to Get White Lettering on Your Wedding Invitations

One of the most frequently asked questions I get from brides is "I want my wedding invitations to have white text on colored paper. How do I do that?" Technically, you can't print white unless you use a printing technique like thermography, engraving, foil stamping or...

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Award Ceremony Branding—FNIH Lurie Prize

Award Ceremony Branding—FNIH Lurie Prize

Each year, the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health honors an exceptional young scientist in the field of biomedical sciences with The Lurie Prize. The annual Lurie Prize award ceremony is the FNIH's premier event. It brings together some of the foremost...

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From Sketches to Finished Logo Designs

From Sketches to Finished Logo Designs

How can a graphic designer not be good at drawing her ideas? Full disclosure here...I'm not the best at drawing. I can draw what I see, like a still life or a model, but I'm not great at drawing off the top of my head. BUT I'm a big proponent of sketching a design...

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InDesign Tips and Tricks — How to Hang Quotes

InDesign Tips and Tricks — How to Hang Quotes

I think all designers are innately perfectionists which is probably not entirely healthy. That said, there are a lot of typography missteps that make me cringe when I see them. (See my earlier post on the subject.) One type faux pas that is particularly...

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Clients Are Allies Not Enemies

Clients Are Allies Not Enemies

Back when I was a young designer straight out of school, I used to get so offended when clients would have something negative to say about my work. It was one thing to have a fellow designer or professor critique my work...but a client? What do they know about design?...

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Typography Tips and Tricks–Curly Vs. Straight

Typography Tips and Tricks–Curly Vs. Straight

Did you know there's a difference between curly and straight? I'm not talking about hair...haha! I'm talking about typography. It's somewhat simple—apostrophe's are curly, foot marks are straight. Quotes are curly, inch marks are straight. People get it wrong all the...

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InDesign Tips and Tricks–Importing Text

InDesign Tips and Tricks–Importing Text

InDesign Tips & Tricks: Importing Text 18 APRIL, 2017 graphic design Welcome to my first installment of a series I'm calling "Indesign Tips and Tricks." I've had years (and years and years) of experience importing and formatting text. When I started my career as a...

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Elegant and Simple Personalized Letterpress Note Cards

Elegant and Simple Personalized Letterpress Note Cards

Love this elegant and simple personalized letterpress note card that I created for R. Hunter Biden. The paper is luxuriously thick at 186 lb. As a gorgeous added touch, I had the edges painted with metallic gold. The gold isn't bright and certainly doesn't hit you...

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Pomp Giveaway!

Pomp Giveaway!

Pomp is proud to partner with Capitol Romance for a very special giveaway! I am giving away one custom return address stamp to one lucky winner. The winner will get to chose between 5 designs and will also have the option between a wood mounted stamp or a self-inking...

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Beach Blue Watercolor Wedding Styled Shoot

Beach Blue Watercolor Wedding Styled Shoot

After a really tough week, this stunning styled shoot is just what I needed to get psyched for spring and summer. I'm envisioning myself with my toes in the sand, a cocktail in hand and in total relax mode. With beautiful blues in the color palette, I designed the...

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The Art of Opening Credits Design

The Art of Opening Credits Design

Whether I'm watching a movie or binging on my latest Netflix obsession, those of you who know me well know that I totally geek out over beautiful opening credits. What were once just a boring list of names, the design of opening credits has become an art form. Thanks...

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2017 Chef’s Best Fundraiser Logo

2017 Chef’s Best Fundraiser Logo

A little drumroll...I’m thrilled to unveil the logo for Food & Friends’ 27th annual Chef’s Best Dinner and Auction which takes place June 19, 2017 at the gorgeous Marriott Marquis Washington DC. The elegant evening offers delicious dishes created by local...

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Favorite Font Friday 3-10-17 Mrs. Eaves

Favorite Font Friday 3-10-17 Mrs. Eaves

Welcome back to my Favorite Font Friday series! This cute little serif font is called Mrs. Eaves. It's super versatile with a bold, italic as well as petite and small caps. There is something very friendly and approachable about it. The letterforms have a smaller...

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