Past Tense looks to the future

Past Tense looks to the future

Posted by on Nov 17, 2017 in blog | No comments

After 8 years, Past Tense owner Kelly DiNardo decided it was time to update her logo. As I got to know Kelly and learn about her yoga studio, it was clear that the studio’s branding didn’t communicate the fun, caring, community-centered vibe that made the studio so beloved.

Loud and clear

Loud and clear

Posted by on Mar 15, 2017 in blog, marketing | 2 Comments

Most of the time, my designs have to work on a pretty small scale (think smartphones and business cards). So you can imagine my excitement when I got to create Tideline’s Clear Channel Outdoor campaign, which would appear on giant billboards and numerous bus shelters around San Francisco and Berkeley.

WordCamp Baltimore 2016

WordCamp Baltimore 2016

Posted by on Nov 14, 2016 in blog | No comments

I’m thrilled to be speaking at WordCamp Baltimore this weekend on how to brand your WordPress site. I’ll be explaining how to customize the look of your website with nothing more than your brand identity. I’ll show you how to integrate all the elements of your branding (logo, favicon, colors, fonts, typography, design elements, etc.) […]

WordCamp Montreal 2016

WordCamp Montreal 2016

Posted by on Jul 23, 2016 in blog | No comments

I’m thrilled to be speaking at WordCamp Montreal this weekend on how to brand your WordPress site. I’ll be explaining how to customize the look of your website with nothing more than your brand identity. I’ll show you how to integrate all the elements of your branding (logo, favicon, colors, fonts, typography, design elements, etc.) […]

Fold out fun

Fold out fun

Posted by on Dec 7, 2015 in blog, marketing | No comments

Check out my latest print design piece for Kourtney Sellers! Kourtney wanted to create an eye-catching, self-promo she could mail to photo editors and art buyers. She gave me carte blanche to create something awesome, which is pretty easy to do when you have such great photos to work with!

#feelingblessed

#feelingblessed

Posted by on Nov 26, 2015 in blog | No comments

There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t feel incredibly lucky to be doing what I love. Every morning, I get to wake up and help amazingly talented people pursue their dreams. Thanks to all my friends and clients for believing in me. You are true bright spots in my life. Happy Thanksgiving!

More than just a pretty container

More than just a pretty container

Posted by on May 4, 2015 in blog, redesign | No comments

When CES Conteneurs owners Michaël Lanciault and Brigitte Lavigne asked me to “fix” their website, I was happy to help. But, I also knew I could do a whole lot better than that.

Merrymaking

Merrymaking

Posted by on Dec 11, 2014 in blog, DIY | No comments

For this fun project, all you need are scissors and glue and a holiday card from yours truly. (You can also download the printable template). Use your DIY holiday tree as a workspace decoration or a craft project to do with your kids. Happy holidays from Bright Spot Studio!

CabKing gets a facelift

CabKing gets a facelift

Posted by on Sep 1, 2014 in blog, redesign | 2 Comments

Neer Patel wanted to update his CabKing website to appeal to CabKing customers (rather than CabKing dealers). He also wanted to increase visibility and interest for lapidary, which is the art of transforming stone and minerals into gemstones and jewelry. Of course, I was more than happy to take on the challenge.

Bright Spot Studio branding

Bright Spot Studio branding

Posted by on Mar 1, 2014 in blog | No comments

I wanted my visual identity to convey my brand’s principles: creative, fun, friendly, enthusiastic and smart. These adjectives describe every element of my business, from the work I produce for clients to how I interact with them.