Category Archives: north county graphic design meetup

Social Media for Creatives: A NCGD Meetup Thurs. Feb 9, 2012

social media for creatives It’s time for another functional North County (San Diego) Graphic Design event! Please join us Thursday, February 8, 2012 from 5:30pm — 8pm at the Smart & Social office (inside Cedros Works at 444 S. Cedros Ave. in Solana Beach, California) for a free seminar about Social Media for Creatives.

Sondra Drahos and Sugar Jones of Smart & Social, will discuss how to use social media to help grow a creative business.

“The name Smart & Social came from the idea that we can help smart business people with their social media.” — Sugar Jones

Sondra and Sugar are professional bloggers and social media managers. They love working with local companies and connecting them with national brands. Their client list includes GM, Invisalighn, Vicks, Nintendo, Ford, Nissan, Tiny Prints and Fisher-Price.

R.s.v.p. by leaving a comment on this blog (or on the LinkedIn thread or email Kathy or I directly). To join our LinkedIn group: do a GROUPS search for “North County Graphic Designers” on LinkedIn to join (free). As always, feel free to bring a recent or i progress project to share.

Hope to see you all there. All creatives welcome. NCGD co-founded by Delphine and KMG. Logo/artwork by Kathy McGraw. This is a free event. We will probably order pizza, so bring a few dollars to chip in.

Did you like this? Please share:

Related posts:

Posted in north county graphic design meetup | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

North County Graphic Design Meetup: Wed. Feb. 1, 2012

north county san diego graphic design meetup february 1 2012North County San Diego Designers: Please join us Wednesday, February 1, 2012 |  8 am – 9 am at E Street Café in Encinitas, California

Kick off the day on a positive note with other North County graphic designers. Feel free to bring a recent project to share.

R.s.v.p. by leaving a comment on this blog (or on the LinkedIn thread or email Kathy or I directly). To join our LinkedIn group: do a GROUPS search for “North County Graphic Designers” on LinkedIn to join (free).

Hope to see you all there. All creatives welcome. NCGD co-founded by Delphine and KMG. Logo/artwork by Kathy McGraw. This is a free event. Coffee/snacks available for purchase at the café.

Pin It
Did you like this? Please share:

Related posts:

Posted in north county graphic design meetup | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Camp Delphine Workshop Registration Open

camp delphine workshop february 2 20122012 is going to be a big year for Delphine! First, we launched our shiny new website (woot!). Now, I’m announcing a new Delphine Studio workshop series! I do hope you’ll join me and the fabulously talented Jessica Davis next month for a workshop about Photoshop for blogging.

PHOTOSHOP WORKSHOP: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 10am – 2pm. Session will include a coffee break and lunch break

LOCATION: Jessica Davis Photography Studio, 124 E. Cliff Street, Solana Beach (studio is on ground floor of building)

PHOTOSHOP TOPICS WE WILL COVER include: 
+ how to crop a photo and size for web
+ how to do basic color correction
+ how to add a border to a photograph
+ how to make a collage/inspiration board
+ how to use a psd template
+ how to add type to a photograph
+ how to add texture to a photograph
+ how to save artwork for web
+ how to add a watermark to a photo
+ how to remove a background on a photo
+ how to convert a photo from color to b/w or sepia
+ how to use photoshop brushes
+ resources for freebies/downloads that you can use on your blog
+ inspiration resources/list of fave blogs
+ photoshop cheat sheet/shortcuts
+ q&a

EXAMPLES OF THE TYPES OF POSTS YOU’LL LEARN HOW TO MAKE:
http://blog.delphinepress.com/color-palette/crystallized-color-palette/
http://blog.delphinepress.com/color/bougainvillea/
http://blog.delphinepress.com/wish-list/wish-list-for-my-alter-ego/
http://blog.delphinepress.com/behind-the-scenes/my-dreamy-workspace/

YOU WILL NEED:
+ apple laptop with PHOTOSHOP installed.  You can download a free trial on the Adobe website if you don’t already have it. 
+ pen + note book
+ power cord for your computer
We will be working on an Apple laptop with Photoshop CS5

COST: $150 per person (includes lunch and drinks). Please bring cash or a check payable to Erika Firm. PayPal also accepted.

INSTRUCTORS: Erika Firm and Jessica Davis

SPECIAL REQUESTS: If there are other topics you’d like Jessica + I to go over please let us know. We’ll do our best to get to everything.

RSVP: Class size is limited to 12 students. Please reserve a seat by emailing erika [at] delphinepress [dot] com
If you have any questions and/or want to be sure the class is right for you please let me know. I’m looking forward to the class!

Pin It
Did you like this? Please share:

Related posts:

Posted in camp delphine workshops, delphine design, north county graphic design meetup | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

North County Graphic Design Meetup Wed January 11, 2012

NCGD January 2012

North County San Diego Designers: Please join us Wednesday, January 11, 2012 |  8 am – 9 am at E Street Café in Encinitas, California

Kick off the day on a positive note with other North County graphic designers. Feel free to bring a recent project to share. We will be discussing NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS for your business, as well as the Creative So-Cal blog.

R.s.v.p. by leaving a comment on this blog (or on the LinkedIn thread or email Kathy or I directly). To join our LinkedIn group: do a GROUPS search for “North County Graphic Designers” on LinkedIn to join (free).

Hope to see you all there. All creatives welcome. NCGD co-founded by Delphine and KMG. Artwork by Kathy McGraw.

Pin It
Did you like this? Please share:

Related posts:

Posted in north county graphic design meetup | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

North County Graphic Design Meetup Wed November 16, 2011

North County (San Diego) Graphic Design Meetup November 2011

North County San Diego Designers: Please join us Wednesday, November 16, 2011  |  8 am – 9 am at E Street Café in Encinitas, California

Kick off the day on a positive note with other North County graphic designers. No agenda as of yet. Feel free to bring a recent project to share.

R.s.v.p. by leaving a comment on this blog (or on the LinkedIn thread or email Kathy or I directly). To join our LinkedIn group: do a GROUPS search for “North County Graphic Designers” on LinkedIn to join (free).

Hope to see you all there. All creatives welcome. NCGD co-founded by Delphine and KMG. Artwork by Kathy McGraw. 

Did you like this? Please share:

Related posts:

Posted in north county graphic design meetup | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

North County (San Diego) Graphic Design Meetup Wed Oct 19

North County Graphic Design Meetup October 2011

North County San Diego Designers: Please join us Wednesday, October 19, 2011  |  8 am – 9 am at E Street Café in Encinitas, California

Kick off the day on a positive note with other North County graphic designers. No agenda as of yet. Feel free to bring a recent project to share.

R.s.v.p. by leaving a comment on this blog (or on the LinkedIn thread or email Kathy or I directly). To join our LinkedIn group: do a GROUPS search for “North County Graphic Designers” on LinkedIn to join (free).

Hope to see you all there. All creatives welcome. NCGD co-founded by Delphine and KMG. Artwork by Kathy McGraw.

Did you like this? Please share:

Related posts:

Posted in north county graphic design meetup | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

NCGD Meetup in Encinitas Wed., September 21, 2011

North County Graphic Designers Meetup in Encinitas September 21, 2011 North County San Diego Designers: Please join us Wednesday, September 21, 2011

8 am – 9 am at E Street Café in Encinitas, California

Kick off the day on a positive note with other North County graphic designers. We’ll be chatting about social media and comparing notes at this meetup.

R.s.v.p. by leaving a comment on this blog (or on the LinkedIn thread or email Kathy or I directly). To join our LinkedIn group: do a GROUPS search for “North County Graphic Designers” on LinkedIn to join (free).

Hope to see you all there. All creatives welcome.

NCGD co-founded by Delphine and KMG. Artwork by Kathy McGraw.

Did you like this? Please share:

Related posts:

Posted in north county graphic design meetup | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

shared work space — studio in oceanside for rent

Fellow North County graphic designer / photographer Myles McGuinness is looking for a new studio mate. The studio/gallery space is a couple blocks from the Oceanside Pier in the heart of downtown Oceanside, California. You could walk to the beach for your coffee break! Myles would love to share the space with another creative. It’s about $450/mo. If you’re interested, get in touch with Myles directly: fuel [at] 9myles [dot] com. 

Even if you’re not looking for a studio mate, take a moment to check out his work. It will blow you away. His saltwater photos are particularly spectacular.

Did you like this? Please share:

Related posts:

Posted in north county graphic design meetup | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

NCGD Meetup in Encinitas Wednesday, August 17, 2011

North County San Diego Designers: Please join us Wednesday, August 17, 2011

8 am – 9 am at E Street Café in Encinitas, California

Kick off the day on a positive note with other North County graphic designers. No major agenda, just say hello and get to know each other and share some great coffee. If you’re really not a morning person or are just plain cranky until the caffeine kicks in [ahem… me], then just “nod” and take time to adjust to the morning sunshine. We look forward to seeing you! 

R.s.v.p. by leaving a comment on this blog (or on the LinkedIn thread or email Kathy or I directly). To join our LinkedIn group: do a GROUPS search for “North County Graphic Designers” on LinkedIn to join.

Hope to see you all there. All creatives welcome.

NCGD co-founded by Delphine and KMG. Artwork by Kathy McGraw.

Did you like this? Please share:

Related posts:

Posted in north county graphic design meetup | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

north county graphic design: meetup wed june 8, 2011

Join us Wednesday, June 8, 2011

8 am – 9 am at E Street Café in Encinitas, California

Kick off the day on a positive note with other North County graphic designers. No major agenda, just say hello and get to know each other and share some great coffee. If you’re really not a morning person or are just plain cranky until the caffeine kicks in [ahem… me], then just “nod” and take time to adjust to the morning sunshine. We look forward to seeing you! 

R.s.v.p. by leaving a comment on this blog (or on the LinkedIn thread or email Kathy or I directly). To join our LinkedIn group: do a GROUPS search for “North County Graphic Designers” on LinkedIn to join.

I hope to see you all there. All creatives welcome.

NCGD co-founded by Delphine and KMG. Artwork by Kathy McGraw.

Did you like this? Please share:

Related posts:

Posted in north county graphic design meetup | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment