Independent graphic designer AIGA event

AIGA event: Becoming an independent graphic designer

I’ll be joining three excellent panelists at a Cincinnati AIGA event on April 27. We’ll discuss the ins and outs of getting started as an independent designer, finding work, relating to clients, building a business, and avoiding missions that self-destruct. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like...
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Jessica Jones Holding Pattern fabric in orange

New Jessica Jones fabric is arriving in stores

My latest fabric collection for Cloud9 Fabrics is popping up in fabric stores. It’s called Holding Pattern, printed on barkcloth. This substrate is fun for curtains, pillows, upholstery, jackets, shorts, dresses, and bags. The world is your oyster. There are four retro-inspired prints in two...
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2017 Oscar Bingo free party game

2017 Oscar bingo game: free printable for your Oscar party

2017 Oscar bingo is ready for downloading! This is my 9th annual free printable Oscar party game. Download the file: 2017 Oscar bingo game PDF How the game works: There are 20 different game cards in the printable PDF file. I take care to arrange each carefully by hand—the bingo...
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Oscar party decorations and bingo game

Oscar party decorations, plus free 2017 Oscar bingo coming soon!

If you’re planning an Oscars party this year, you might like some quick and easy printable decorations to make your Academy Awards shindig more festive. I’ve stocked my Etsy shop with printable PDF templates for Oscar party posters, place cards, beer and wine bottle labels, wine glass...
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Holiday Christmas ribbon by Jessica Jones

New holiday ribbon designs

My latest designs for my client Renaissance Ribbons are now in stores. They requested holiday motifs, so I made poinsettias, deer in a forest, retro argyle, and some funny Santas with tiny feet. These are available by the yard or the spool for trimming holiday projects....
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Presidential Debate Bingo by Jessica Jones

2016 Presidential debate bingo game

In honor of the third and final presidential debate on Wednesday, October 19, I’ve designed a printable bingo game. My annual Oscar bingo set is an ongoing tradition, but this special election year deserves a special edition. Do your civic duty and download the Presidential Debate Bingo PDF. Print...
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Biz Hippo accounting logo notebooks

Business hippos can be big fun

Biz Hippo approached me for a logo for their outsourcing accounting firm: they serve entrepreneurs and small business owners, and they have a sense of humor. So I created a range of options, from witty to more traditional. While shirt-and-tie hippo was a contender, calculator hippo was the final...
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refugee olympic flag

Flag design: a unique challenge

You may have seen a new flag at the 2016 Summer Olympics: the flag of The Refugee Nation, a team of 10 athletes who fled their countries to avoid persecution, war, or violence. They represent the 60 million refugees currently scattered across the world. How do you...
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typography nail design art stickers

Manicures for a cause

I’ve designed patterns for fabric, wallpaper, dishes, and ribbon, but fingernails are a first! Recently I teamed up with Margaux Hufnagel, a consultant for Jamberry, to create a collection of nail wrap designs she could sell as a fundraiser. In 2014, at one year old, Margaux’s...
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