04 Aug 2010 No Comments
Since my last post, I have gotten several e-mails asking me about the digital inspiration board and the Save-The-Date card for the Small Fry’s birthday and few of my blog readers have also asked me what I do for a living.
Well, for those who only knows me through my blog, I’m in Seattle and I work at Nordstrom’s corporate office doing administrative work, Intranet web design and SharePoint management. As for the graphic design, it started out as a hobby that I enjoyed in my free time, and have worked into something that earns a little bit of extra income outside of my regular full time job. I create invites, banners, simple logos/monograms and website for personal and small businesses. I mainly use Adobe Photoshop CS5 for the graphics, Dreamweaver and Frontpage for the websites. Metaphora Designs is one of my first few clients a couple years ago when I started doing graphic/web design.
Anyway, one of the first thing I do when I plan a party is creating a digital inspiration board to help me streamline the planning process. This lets me visualize what the party will look like and help me make decisions on what elements work well together within my overall theme. You don’t have to worry if you don’t know how to use any graphics program like Photoshop because you can create a traditional inspiration board by just printing pictures and putting them together on a cork board.
I don’t know if it’s my OCD but I have a pretty serious obsession in trying to add a little DIY stuff in everything because I really think that personal and unexpected DIY touches can set any party apart and make it even more memorable for everyone.