July 31, 2015

Design Double Clicks | July


There is no limit to the design and business information out there, and I try to draw as much inspiration to bring to my own work as I can. I thought reflecting monthly would be a great way to make the most of that process - so here are some things I keep clicking back to for inspiration, and a few upcoming projects I have percolating:



Maria Popova on Being Interesting, Creating More Time in the Day, and How to Start A Successful Blog.
I have been admiring the captivating wisdom of Maria Popova and her Brain Pickings blog for a while (I highly recommend to add it your list!), but I recently heard her interview on The Tim Ferriss Show this  month. Her thoughts on writing for yourself, how to become the person you want to be, and the creative process are valuable for any designer, blogger or human being.  

Designer Kelli Anderson's recent work
Kelli Anderson's design processes never cease to inspire me - from this flip book project she posted about recently to "This Book is a Planetarium", a popup book due out this fall. Her ability to think outside the normal parameters of design inspires me to strive to do the same. 


I’m happy to get back to work on some personal projects now that I'm settled from moving at the beginning of the month - that means more type sketching, brush markering and anchor point plotting. I have a few new print designs that will hopefully be ready for action in August!
I also just started a Society 6 shop, which was a really straight forward process. I’m still filling in more of my work and figuring out what new designs I might come up with for the different products. 


8 Steps to Set Up Your File for Print.
A really useful guide from Ciera Design on a sometimes overlooked but important part of the design process.

Share your work without the “ick” factor.
Elembee covered some great tips on self promotion - something I still struggle with.

When should I start branding my business?
A great breakdown from Spruce Rd. on when to think about branding.

What have you been inspired about this month? What have you been working on? Let me know in the comments!

(images courtesy of timferriss.com, kellianderson.com and society6.com)

8 responses , join in!


  1. Beautiful lettering, Brigette! Congrats on opening a Society6 shop, too! :)

    1. Thank you Jenn, I'm glad to be back at working on hand drawn type!

  2. Beautiful lettering - wow! I also just checked out your Society6 store and am planning to get a pillow for a friend of mine for her upcoming birthday :)

    1. Thanks so much Alyson, I'm glad you like it - the pillows have been one of my favorite things to see my designs on!

  3. Wow, beautiful lettering! And thank you for posting the link about self-promotion. That's something I also feel weird with. It's nice to know I'm not the only one.

    1. Thank you Sarah! Glad you found the link helpful - I think it's something a lot of people struggle with!

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