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May 2016

  • Inspiring articles about design & creativity, design news, plus a few of my favorite things

    Living the Creative Life #6

    Happy Memorial Day weekend! Hope everyone has fun plans this weekend as summer creeps up on us. My husband and I have a pretty relaxing weekend planned since we don’t have…

  • Free inspirational printable from Raye Allison Creations. Printables are great for home or office decor, classrooms, church bulletin boards, and so much more!

    Printable Creations | Leave a Trail

    Growing up, my family would go camping all the time. We would meet up with my dad’s side of the family at campgrounds and my brother, cousins and I would have…

  • This week I wanted to sort of combine the “must-read” book list with the YouTube trend of bookshelf tours. The books on my design bookshelf cover most of my favorite design disciplines, ranging from college textbooks to movie making to handlettering. Let’s start with my graphic design specific books.

    My Design Books bookshelf

    I love to read. And I love graphic design. So this week I wanted to sort of combine the “must-read” graphic design book list with the YouTube trend of bookshelf tours. The…

  • Printable Creations | Live in the Present…

    I recently finished reading “Me Before You” by Jojo Moyes and really enjoyed it. The main theme of the story (no spoilers, I promise) is to live boldly and enjoy life…

  • Welcome back to for the final part (at least for now) of my Design 101 series. This week I am covering all things typography, from the difference between typeface and font to some tips on combining typefaces. Head over to my blog and let’s get started!

    Design 101: All Things Typography

    Welcome back to for the final part (at least for now) of my Design 101 series. This week I am covering all things typography, from the difference between typeface and font…

  • After some fun travels the past couple weekends, I am glad that we don’t have any plans this weekend. I can sit at home and cross some things off my to-do list that I haven’t been able to get to because of being gone. It will be a good feeling. But before I do that, I wanted to share some of the things I found recently that were interesting or inspiring. Enjoy!

    Living the Creative Life #4: Color

    After some fun travels the past couple weekends, I am glad that we don’t have any plans this weekend. I can sit at home and cross some things off my to-do…

  • Welcome back to Design 101. This week is all about color! And if you were crazy impressed with what your mind does in regards to the design elements and principles last week, color is going to blow your mind. What we know about how our brain interprets color is amazing. Just like with the gestalt theory, color is all about visual perception. Understanding how your brain sees and interprets colors allows you maximize the effect of your color choices.

    Design 101: The Power of Color Theory

    Welcome back to Design 101. This week is all about color theory! And if you were crazy impressed with what your mind does in regards to the design elements and principles…