Author Archives: karen

ZEISS B2B Projects

Carl Zeiss nano technology trade magazine ads and also trade show announcement mailers. When I worked at BHA advertising I  created many of these b2b items for Zeiss. Often using  extensive photoshop work to make each piece unique.                                    … Continue Reading

Solar Energy Manufacturer’s Brochure & Trade Show Graphics

GT Solar Brochure This brochure featured vibrant color and spot gloss on the images. GT Solar Trade Show Graphics A beautiful cohesive and impressive booth featuring these large graphic displays, some illuminate from behind.       Continue Reading

Real Estate Ad Redesign

Newspaper ad re-design This was the ad that was circulating and I thought it was too busy, too ugly. The client wanted color so I created the ad below it with the featured images and neat columns. I gave the ad more of a house or real estate feel to it. The area they are selling is… Continue Reading

Quarry Walk Branding

Recent Work: Branding, Logo, SEO, Collateral, Signage Quarry Walk is a local development in Oxford, CT. Haynes Development of Seymour owned and operated a Quarry there for many years. The Quarry is now being transformed into a mixed residential and retail community! The logo needed to reflect the evolution of a quarry into a town… Continue Reading

Craft Brew Craze Logo Design

    I designed this logo for a craft beer enthusiast who created a blog to locate breweries in Ct He wanted a vintage clean look. It is hand drawn in Illustrator. Continue Reading

Logo Redesign_ All Star Property Management

Logo re-design for the All star Property Management Company in Ansonia CT. I created a logo that was represented the building facade in the historic downtown  Ansonia. ASPM has been renovating the buildings to make the suitable for housing and retail business. The original design was clip art. They wanted to go with a round look… Continue Reading

Benefit Poster

  This was a pro-bono project for Haynes Materials for A Domestic Violence benefit. The background image is a combination of separate images, the fall foliage and lake, the isolated fire pit and then the grass. Also the image in the bottom had to be isolated from the background it was in. This looks simple… Continue Reading

Surface Pattern Designs Herbs

Inspired by my love of tea and organic gardening and the magic of herbs I created these illustrations, hand drawn in Illustrator with my wacom tablet and pen. Wouldn’t they be so cute on a dish or kitchen towels or wrapping paper?I know I would love those sneakers – matching my phone! Adorable!       Motifs: Continue Reading

Video Editing for a Multi Use Real Estate Development

This video was created by combining 20 minutes of drone clips for my client. It was made on a very tight deadline without a storyboard. These clips were taken by the construction company developer when they purchased a drone. They asked me to take the clips and create a video for a trade show event – the next day.… Continue Reading

Anam Cara Logo Branding

Recent Client Work: Branding. Anam Cara Holistic Center Logo Design and Posters Anam Cara is a Holistic Healing Arts / Education Center in Ansonia. I designed and created the logo, business cards, gift cards, announcement posters, outdoor signage & window graphics, Facebook and Twitter headers, everything needed to get this small business up and running! Continue Reading

Creating art out of a photo

Photoshop Digital Art: Changing an image into poster art     If you have every visited Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY you know what a magical place it is! The natural surroundings are breathtaking and beautiful! We recently hiked for half a day in the frigid cold and I took a series of… Continue Reading

Combining Illustration with Graphics

    As an Illustrator and Fine artist I love when I love when I get the chance to paint! For this project I was asked to paint the traditional way. This project was for Altria for their Holiday Card. I was given three style directives, watercolor, acrylic and pen and ink. I needed to create these… Continue Reading

6 Favorite Fun Ipsum Sites

  Whether we are trying out new typefaces or we need place holder text as a graphic designer  Lorum ipsum generators are very handy tools. Why not amuse yourself and generate the paragraphs you need with some fun ipsum text. Here is a list of some of my favorites!   Mainer Ipsum – if your… Continue Reading

My site passed the Mobile-Friendly Test. Does yours?

Starting April 21st, if your site is not Mobile-Friendly your search results will not be optimal! Finding more mobile-friendly search results Starting April 21, Google will be expanding its use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. The change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact in google’s search… Continue Reading

Feed Your Growler T-shirt Art

Craft Beer has become a fun new trend in recent years!  My son  and husband  both make their own beers. I thought it would be fun to have a growler  T shirt.  I  hand drew this thirsty growler design and we sold a bunch!  I also created the  website for the brewery Veraciousbrewing.com in Monroe CT  along with… Continue Reading

7 Awesome Free Photo Sites

Image searching can be quite time consuming when you are on a creative project. This list is my top 7 places on the internet I go to to find high resolution images for comping, reference for illustrations or to use in your design work. Flickr: The Commons The key goal of The Commons is to… Continue Reading

Author Archives: karen

ZEISS B2B Projects

Carl Zeiss nano technology trade magazine ads and also trade show announcement mailers. When I worked at BHA advertising I  created many of these b2b items for Zeiss. Often using  extensive photoshop work to make each piece unique.                                    … Continue Reading

Solar Energy Manufacturer’s Brochure & Trade Show Graphics

GT Solar Brochure This brochure featured vibrant color and spot gloss on the images. GT Solar Trade Show Graphics A beautiful cohesive and impressive booth featuring these large graphic displays, some illuminate from behind.       Continue Reading

Real Estate Ad Redesign

Newspaper ad re-design This was the ad that was circulating and I thought it was too busy, too ugly. The client wanted color so I created the ad below it with the featured images and neat columns. I gave the ad more of a house or real estate feel to it. The area they are selling is… Continue Reading

Quarry Walk Branding

Recent Work: Branding, Logo, SEO, Collateral, Signage Quarry Walk is a local development in Oxford, CT. Haynes Development of Seymour owned and operated a Quarry there for many years. The Quarry is now being transformed into a mixed residential and retail community! The logo needed to reflect the evolution of a quarry into a town… Continue Reading

Craft Brew Craze Logo Design

    I designed this logo for a craft beer enthusiast who created a blog to locate breweries in Ct He wanted a vintage clean look. It is hand drawn in Illustrator. Continue Reading

Logo Redesign_ All Star Property Management

Logo re-design for the All star Property Management Company in Ansonia CT. I created a logo that was represented the building facade in the historic downtown  Ansonia. ASPM has been renovating the buildings to make the suitable for housing and retail business. The original design was clip art. They wanted to go with a round look… Continue Reading

Benefit Poster

  This was a pro-bono project for Haynes Materials for A Domestic Violence benefit. The background image is a combination of separate images, the fall foliage and lake, the isolated fire pit and then the grass. Also the image in the bottom had to be isolated from the background it was in. This looks simple… Continue Reading

Surface Pattern Designs Herbs

Inspired by my love of tea and organic gardening and the magic of herbs I created these illustrations, hand drawn in Illustrator with my wacom tablet and pen. Wouldn’t they be so cute on a dish or kitchen towels or wrapping paper?I know I would love those sneakers – matching my phone! Adorable!       Motifs: Continue Reading

Video Editing for a Multi Use Real Estate Development

This video was created by combining 20 minutes of drone clips for my client. It was made on a very tight deadline without a storyboard. These clips were taken by the construction company developer when they purchased a drone. They asked me to take the clips and create a video for a trade show event – the next day.… Continue Reading

Anam Cara Logo Branding

Recent Client Work: Branding. Anam Cara Holistic Center Logo Design and Posters Anam Cara is a Holistic Healing Arts / Education Center in Ansonia. I designed and created the logo, business cards, gift cards, announcement posters, outdoor signage & window graphics, Facebook and Twitter headers, everything needed to get this small business up and running! Continue Reading

Creating art out of a photo

Photoshop Digital Art: Changing an image into poster art     If you have every visited Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY you know what a magical place it is! The natural surroundings are breathtaking and beautiful! We recently hiked for half a day in the frigid cold and I took a series of… Continue Reading

Combining Illustration with Graphics

    As an Illustrator and Fine artist I love when I love when I get the chance to paint! For this project I was asked to paint the traditional way. This project was for Altria for their Holiday Card. I was given three style directives, watercolor, acrylic and pen and ink. I needed to create these… Continue Reading

6 Favorite Fun Ipsum Sites

  Whether we are trying out new typefaces or we need place holder text as a graphic designer  Lorum ipsum generators are very handy tools. Why not amuse yourself and generate the paragraphs you need with some fun ipsum text. Here is a list of some of my favorites!   Mainer Ipsum – if your… Continue Reading

My site passed the Mobile-Friendly Test. Does yours?

Starting April 21st, if your site is not Mobile-Friendly your search results will not be optimal! Finding more mobile-friendly search results Starting April 21, Google will be expanding its use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. The change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact in google’s search… Continue Reading

Feed Your Growler T-shirt Art

Craft Beer has become a fun new trend in recent years!  My son  and husband  both make their own beers. I thought it would be fun to have a growler  T shirt.  I  hand drew this thirsty growler design and we sold a bunch!  I also created the  website for the brewery Veraciousbrewing.com in Monroe CT  along with… Continue Reading

7 Awesome Free Photo Sites

Image searching can be quite time consuming when you are on a creative project. This list is my top 7 places on the internet I go to to find high resolution images for comping, reference for illustrations or to use in your design work. Flickr: The Commons The key goal of The Commons is to… Continue Reading