Ads Designed While You Wait!

There’s a tattoo shop in Louisville and Lexington called Tattoo Charlie’s with the slogan: “Tattoos While You Wait!” Ridiculous slogan? Yes. Effective? Yes, it interrupts my thoughts every time I see it. Good slogan to swipe to draw attention to this post? Yes!

I’ve been very fortunate to have been very busy lately doing tons of ads. Everything from two … Read the rest

18 Benefits of Hiring Me for Your Next Project

Do you have a design, web, marketing, illustration or advertising job that needs to be done? While a design firm or agency can offer many great benefits, great design and may simply be the best fit for you in some cases, I’d like for you to consider for a moment the following 18 benefits my company, Tin Star Media, has Read the rest

Where Have You Been?!

Where have I been is a better question?! I’m so glad you asked…

In the “woodshed” man. Getting it done.

I’ve spent the better part of the last month or so turning this logo:

into this logo:

this masthead into:

this masthead:

this magazine (from cover to cover):

into this magazine:

and this website:

into this website:

I also had … Read the rest

New (Old) Items Added to Galleries

I’ve been going through some archives looking for pieces that I thought turned out well or are some of my favorites.

Here are the new items added to the Graphic Design, Digital Illustration and Identity galleries:

(Just a hint… always take a few minutes to archive your projects as you go so you can find them later. I’m still … Read the rest

What Do You Mean You Can’t Make It Bigger?

If you’ve worked in design for very long (or worked with designers) you’ve no doubt made this face!

One of my goals with this blog is to speak to both designers and clients and attempt to address some of the problems that come up in the client/designer relationship.

One of the first and most common issues that comes to mind … Read the rest

Thank You! was chosen as a “Designer of the Month” site for March 2010 by! (Along with some other very nice sites.)

I’ve been a HUGE fan of Creative Public for a very long time. I just finally had a website to submit… is a must-visit resource if you are a freelancer or a small business. I refer … Read the rest

How to Combine Nashville and Sportbike Freestyle?

With Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop that’s how!

I posted up a new tip on my website last night. If you’re a graphic designer, or interested in using graphics programs, check out this post:

Cowboy Grunge – Illustrator/Photoshop Tip

Cowboy Grunge? I don’t know… I just made it up!

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