Creative Package Design… ALL THE WAY

Package design is also a really cool aspect of graphic design. I recently found out about this website called ‘Pintrest’ which appears to be a great place to go for inspiration. It’s alot like Flikr but you can sort of post things as if they are on a bulletin board. Anyway, here I have some pretty inspiring package designs that inspire me. Hope they inspire you as well!


Acing the Interview!

Believe it or not, my own mother showed me this website about how to get your first graphic design job. I think she really wants me to get a job in graphic design, something OTHER than serving food… probably a pretty good idea.

Here is some information regarding how to act in an interview. I think this is what I need to work on the most… READ ON!

“Ask questions about the organization and its projects. Be interested in them; then explain how you can help with their needs. Don’t drone on about yourself; be attuned to the interviewer’s verbal responses and body language. An interview, when it really works, is a dialogue between people who are sharing information and finding common ground.

After any interview, always stop to record your impressions. A follow-up note of thanks will be appreciated as a courtesy and is a way to help interviewers remember you.”

& Here’s the link…
How to get your FIRST Graphic Design Job


Typography is FUN!

I think one of my favorite parts of graphics design is typography. It is amazing how a single typeface can create an entirely new mood. The basic typefaces such as Helvetica, Times New Roman, and Garamond are great to have for body text; however when you need something to stand out and give the audience a certain vibe that sets off the whole piece. Typography is so interesting in that respect! Here are some examples of not-so-conventional typography, each with it’s own unique style! Which typeface is your favorite?

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Exciting Day!

A few weeks ago, I was approached to design a logo and website for a certain remodeling company. I finally finished a plethora of options and sent in the final logo options to the company last Saturday. I have yet to really start working on the website, and am only in the beginning stages of research… but that is beside the fact. My excitement is mostly from getting my first check in the mail (LEGIT!!!) from doing graphic design work! WOOHOO! However, I must say, it sort of puts alot of pressure on me for the next project (creating the website), I hope to continue to impress my clients. So I guess I’m slightly nervous but mostly excited?! Anyway if anybody has any idea or suggestions as to how to put a Dreamweaver-designed website online (I need some sort of server i ‘spose). Anyway, i’m probably just rambling now, so please leave comments to give me some sort of general idea of where to head! “THANKS!” -Shelley

Creativity in Resumes

Recently, it has come to my attention that in the world of graphic design, many people are taking their resumes to an whole new creative level. This appears to be something that I should work on in the NEAR, near future (as opposed to my black and white basic resume, bleh)… Here are some examples that may spark your own creativity!

“People ignore design that ignores people” Frank Chimero