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Graphic Designer-create custom proofs for clients 2.Describe why you went into graphic design.
I actually studied costume design in school, but always had a knack for visually communicating ideas. I got an internship with a magazine in graphic design and haven’t turned back. 3.Where do you draw inspiration from?
Everything- but my background in costume design makes me look at fashion designers and fabrics for inspiration. 4.What would you do if you won the lottery today?
Start a men’s clothing line 5.What is your favorite font?
Right now..script: Aphrodite Slim Pro ……..Serif: Prestige….Sans Serif: Erik Sans 6.How do you stay organized?
I write everything down 7.Which super-power would you like to have … mind reading or invisibility?
Neither. I think people should keep some thoughts to themselves and I love to be seen. 8.What do you listen to while working?
Florence and the Machine-Pandora Station 9.What is your favorite Delphine design and why?
Meeting Street. I love the shape of the frame-very rococco 10.Name 3 things you can’t live without.
My moleskin sketchbook, chicken salad, and color 11.What is the best piece of advice you have ever gotten? (include who it was from)
“Do what you love to do.”-Andrew Walker of Entropy Arts/Ensemble 12.What is the latest book that you have read?
The Great Gatsby (again) 13.What is your favorite to place eat in Charleston?
The Macintosh for a nice dinner or Fuel for casual. 14.What keeps you going throughout the day?
The Delphine Crew and Diet Coke 15.How do you get past creative blocks?
If I get a creative block, I have to step away from the project for a second (and if possible enjoy a glass of wine) then revisit it after I’ve cleared my head. 16.Are you a Twilight, Hunger Games, or Harry Potter series fan?
Harry Potter and the Hunger Games for sure! 17.What is your favorite thing about Charleston?
The culture and the community 18.What is the craziest line of text a client has ever asked for on an invitation?
When referencing their wedding attire: “like something you would wear to a fancy restaurant” 19.What’s your favorite color?
Turquoise and yellow (like Van Gogh’s “sunflowers”) 20.What’s your favorite movie?
Marie Antoinette by Sophia Coppola (for visual purposes only) 21.What’s your favorite book?
The Great Gatsby 22.Some things you might not know about me are …
I make handbags with Libby Ganong and Add Libb Designs, a local Charleston Handbag company 23.My pet peeve?
When people pass you on the sidewalk and do not say “hi”. 24.Where were you born?
Anderson, SC 25.Best advice for a bride?
Chill out 26.Favorite magazine?
Neiman Marcus’s “The Book” (catalog/magazine)
The Satorialist // photo by Nesbitt Photography & Design Pin It
I’m soooo happy to report that we FINALLY have a meeting space here at our new downtown Charleston, SC digs. We found a vintage drafting table to serve as a conference area … and, drumroll … stools to sit upon! Want to come for a studio tour, check out wedding invitations, talk about graphic design projects? Drop in any time!Pin It
2012 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
EXAMPLES OF THE TYPES OF POSTS YOU’LL LEARN HOW TO MAKE:
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!
The studio is in the midst of a big cleanup/reorganization. It’s in the “it’s going to look worse before it gets better” stage. It is so incredibly messy in there that I had to move my computer to a new workspace just to be able to think. Can you work in a messy office? I absolutely cannot do it. The “noise” of the mess makes my brain hurt … and it’s difficult to design without a functioning brain! This is my temporary workspace. I borrowed a Ghost chair from Mom. I love it except for the fact that I can’t cross my legs into my lap — Mom told me if I scratch the chair I’m toast!
I really need (okay, want) a new office chair. I sit at my computer all damn day and my butt is getting sore from sitting on a hard chair (I currently rock No. 7 in pale blue — a piece of plywood from Ikea). I started looking around for a new chair and HELLO, can you say crazypants prices? The new Eames Executive from DWR (No. 5) fits all my criteria except one. It is decidedly not cheap at just over $3k! And it’s not even leather!
I took a look at office supply stores but all I could find are ugly black chairs that look like they belong in a cubicle. Ick. I do like white, but am super concerned about a white chair getting disgustingly dirty in my studio, since it will get a ton of use. I am leaning toward a green, gray or yellow chair.
At the top of my list is No. 1, a replica of the famous Eames chair — gotta love that Pistachio color! But I’m a little nervous to commit. Will I like having arms on my chair? Will it be too soft? Will the light color get destroyed immediately by rogue Sharpie marks? What should I do????
Office chair roundup: /1/AG Management Chair in Pistachio from Advanced Interior Designs $219 /2/ Ripple Leather Chair in Ivory from Crate & Barrel $299 /3/ Freedom Task Chair from DWR $2,465 /4/ Haworth Very White Office Chair from Crate & Barrel $799 /5/ Eames Executive Chair from DWR $3,079 /6/Eames Aluminum Management Chair in Apple Green (LOVE) from DWR $1,889 /7/ Jules office chair from Ikea $39 /8/ White Grant Office Chair from World Market $229
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.
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.
Please join North County Graphic Designers (NCGD) Thursday, August 25, 2011 at Clients & Profits (4775 Oceanside Blvd. Suite 200 Oceanside, CA 92056) for our first social event of the summer: UNDER CONSTRUCTION and INBOUND MARKETING FOR DESIGNERS
UNDER CONSTRUCTION is a chance to share your latest work in progress. Please bring a printout of a project you’re working on, and we can swap stories about the projects & get some constructive criticism.
Bekka Palmer will discuss INBOUND MARKETING FOR DESIGNERS: How a little sweat equity can bring well suited clients knocking at your door. Help yourself get found for what people are already looking for. Thousands of people are online looking for designers everyday, learn tactics to get yourself on their screens.
Bekka has been in the SEO & online marketing industry for three years. She specializes in technical SEO and content strategy. She was chosen by SEOmoz as an industry expert to contribute to their search engine ranking factors for 2011. She also does freelance graphic design and runs a design blog:www.mintedcondition.com.
RSVP by leaving a comment on this blog (or in the LinkedIn thread) so we are sure to have enough snacks & refreshments for everyone.
To join the NCGD LinkedIn Group do a GROUPS search for “North County Graphic Designers” on LinkedIn to request membership.
I’ve been busy, busy, busy clearing unwanted supplies and furniture out of our studio for our upcoming Warehouse Sale. Which has me thinking about what my dream studio would be like:
:: 1 :: I would have this darling letter “e” necklace (ariel gordon) around my neck, for starters. Diamond optional. I’m not picky. Really. :: 2 :: My boring packaging supplies would be neatly stowed in an industrial rolly cabinet of awesomeness (urban remains) for most supreme organizational bliss :: 3 :: The world would smell deliciously fresh, like Hamarikyu Gardens by Marypierre (anthropologie) fragrance (and everything I design would be as restrained as its perfect packaging) :: 4 :: DELPHINE would be spelled out in real vintage enamel letters (urban remains) — and the paper lovers would flock for letterpress delights designed by Delphine — and they would not complain about budgetary restraints :: 5:: There would be an endless supply of gluten and dairy free chocolate chunk cookies (abe’s market) for me to munch on :: 6 :: I would rest a single cheek on a perfectly patinaedvintage stool (urban remains), so as not to cover up said perfect patina whilst working playing on my :: 7 :: fabulous brand new (or refurbished … I’m not picky. Really.) iPad.
I need to make some space in the studio for actual work … and I need to raise some cash for new studio supplies (the Apple store is calling my name) … so I’m putting some of my beloved treasures, including the last two issues of Domino magazine, up for sale.
You can buy the last issue of Domino here, and help me raise some cash for some much needed new studio supplies. I’ll be posting new magazines later this week, including all the Blueprint magazines, and old Martha Stewart Weddings magazines going back to 1998. Happy bidding!