As some of you may know, I use Freshbooks for my invoicing, time tracking, and accounting for my business. It makes the not-so-creative part of my business streamlined and easy to manage for myself and my clients. I really enjoy the intuitive interface, the ability to add contractors to a project so all of our time is logged in one place, easily add expenses from the mobile app while on the go, the helpful reports I can use to track my profits, expenses, clients, etc. and so much more. Another great thing about Freshbooks is that they are dedicated to [...]
Everyone can use a little creativity in their day, and what better way to get those creative juices flowing than getting together with friends and pairing an easy project with delicious drinks? I've put together some fun pairings with resources and inspiration to make your party planning a breeze. Create your own custom Sharpie mugs and make a big batch of sangria or get a couple bottles of your favorite wine. Drink and project inspiration If you haven't colored since you were a kid you should really give it another try - it is super relaxing. You can find lots of coloring [...]
Earlier this year the USA Pro Challenge announced that they would be holding a national poster contest for the pro cycling race again this year. The race, which is often referred to as America's Race, consists of the world's top cyclists competing on a seven day course through the Rocky Mountains. With more that 1 million spectators, it is one of the largest cycling events in U.S. history. This year my hometown of Montrose will be hosting the Stage 2 Start on August 21st. Competing with hundreds of poster submissions from 23 different states, it is an honor to have [...]
Well my plans for the day were put on hold because Zazzle.com was having a 4 hour sale on skateboard decks - 50% off!... I couldn't pass that up, so I started looking through my files for some inspiration. I came across this drawing that Jordan did a while back of an old Hispanic woman getting her groove on (which fit great on the board shape). I took another random sketch he had done and repeated it for a background texture. I wanted to keep a similar look and feel as the first skateboard deck I designed for Jordan's Christmas [...]
My husband and I had a great time working with Horsefly Brewery on designing custom logos for their popular beer selection. We wanted the logos to reflect the brewery's eclectic, rustic charm while capturing the distinct features of the individual beers. We also wanted to create a consistent element that would tie them all together...(the horsefly). The designs include hand drawn illustrations and lettering. Shirts are for sale at the brewery, 846 East Main Street, Montrose, CO 81401.
There is a new kind of sawhorse in town...The Tough Horse. The sawhorses have lightweight metal triangular legs that have a patented hinge mechanism that enables them to twist to lay flat or remain level on uneven ground. This ability allows for easy storage and transportation. I had the privilege of working with Revolution Holding Co. (the inventors of the Tough Horse) to design a logo for their awesome sawhorses. I knew right away I wanted to capture the twisting leg feature that makes the Tough Horse so unique, as well as keeping it super clean, simple, and 'tough'. After [...]
Kinda old news, but it's never too late to brag right! haha Colorado Wino chose Kahil's label as Numero Uno!
Last week Jacob Harkins of Denver Magazine wrote an article on Tyrel Lawson of Kahil Winery and he threw in some good words about the label! Read the article here.