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making the most of social media

22 Feb

As often as I can, I try to share tidbits of advice that have either come from my personal experience, or other creative sources I’ve stumbled upon. I felt honored this week when my friend and talented illustrator/designer Tim Easley mentioned me and some other cool creative cats in a great article all about getting the most out of social media as an artist/designer. twittertimarticleObviously I want to gloat about being included in the article, but I also feel like the wisdom Tim poured into this piece is very helpful. I appreciate his to-the-point writing style, quick injections of wit, and tangible instances that prove his arguments. He breaks down 4 of the most popular social media applications: instagram, twitter, facebook and flickr. If I were to distill everything into one sentence of advice about social media in general: “be yourself, get personal, tell a story, share progress, post inspiration, and don’t be a spammer.” Read the super informative article here. Thanks for the great advice Tim, (oh and for using me as an example, inherently making me feel like a social media pro).

designer of the week

23 Oct

You may have noticed those fancy banners on the side of my blog for a little while now, advertising the amazing MAKE IT shows in both Vancouver and Edmonton. I am stoked to yet again be a part of these exhibitions, selling my handmade creations to nature and animal lovers! designerI was flattered when the Make It team contacted me to be featured on their blog as the Designer of the Week! It’s always awesome to represent a wicked event, and also garner some added exposure. Click here to read the feature.

some ONR love

29 May

Screen Shot 2013-05-29 at 9.40.05 AMTo my surprise, the delightful Rachel of Oh No Rachio recently featured me on her blog. Yes, ohnorachio, the lovely lady who makes adorable illustrations, writes cute typographic quotes and snaps gorgeous photos with lovely light & simplicity… yea, her. She¬† had gushed about some of my mail art adventures via instagram and here we are now, brand new snail mail pen pals! Screen Shot 2013-05-29 at 9.53.14 AM Screen Shot 2013-05-29 at 9.40.23 AM Screen Shot 2013-05-29 at 9.40.36 AMI did not expect her to write a post about my letter, let alone have the words be so kind and heartfelt… nor did I dream of seeing my outgoing envelope and its contents documented so beautifully next to her gorgeous succulent collection. Thank you ONR for the massive love from across the pond!