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Thursday, January 26, 2012

2012 Business Card!

Hey everyone! As a part of the new year and the NEW website changes I also decided to change my business card!

My old business card I had since 2009. It was pretty bland. One-sided. It needed some desperate changes. So as soon as I used up all of my old ones I ordered some new ones! If you haven't gotten one from me as of yet here's what they look like:

The front features an illustration of me! The creator of Violet Ink Design with our new tagline, "Illustrating the Imagined!" It still maintains the violet and white theme of my website and logo while demonstrating my skills in illustration.

The back has all the basic info you need to contact me. Making it double-sided really gave me some room to make my logo much larger than on my previous card.

Business cards are a really important part of your identity as a designer or even as any business. Try to think outside of the box! If you're absolutely stuck with not an idea in the world, there is a lot of inspiration for business cards online.

2012 is already proving to be SUPER busy!! Client requests are currently pouring in, so I guess it's back to work for me! I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Website Makeover is FINALLY completed!

Hey everyone! Just updated the blog with a small tid-bit of news. Violet Ink Design is finally finished being remodeled! All the pages are fully functional and portfolio pieces are completely updated.

I am by no means a web designer so the work seemed to take me FOREVERRR. The front page is up to date just in time for Valentine's day!

My biggest project was completely re-doing the portfolio section. Violet Ink Design has really grown from back in 2009. It used to have only ONE section for freelance work. That section filled up quick; something had to be done. Now you can choose from 3 different categories of work I have compiled including my famous portraits!

Not only that but my personal photo needed a BIT of an update:

I have nothing but high hopes for my business to continue growing. Stay tuned for more artwork and updates!!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Snooki Cupcake Illustration!

One of my friends asked for lots of Snooki stuff for Christmas this year. She was also the same client looking for some Jersey Shore Christmas Gift Tags. So I thought as a surprise I would draw a cute little cartoon Snooki.

If you don't know anything about Snooki (which I cannot imagine anyone who DOESN'T) she's the pint sized, poof rockin', cleavage poppin', pickle loving female cast member of the Jersey Shore.

Photo from BeautyBlitz

Snooki has a lot of different product lines including sunglasses, headphones, perfume, books and much more! A lot of those things are unfortunately VERY expensive. So I did what I do best, create an adorable cartoon!!

Here is the Snooki cupcake I created:

The blue dress was inspired by a dress Snooki wore I found on the Cosmo website:

Photo from Cosmo

Ashley's favorite color is blue so it fit perfectly. Although I doubt we will see Snooki in a dress as poofy as her hair I decided to transform it a bit to fit in with the cupcake theme!

Here are so close ups of the piece:

Butt-crack cleavage!

Complete with cartoon pickle!

I hope everyone has a good day today!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Lauren & John - Portrait

Hey everyone! Hope you all had a happy and safe NEW YEAR!! Wow 2012 already!! Got to catch up on these entries so here's another portrait I created a Christmas gift!! Another cute couple, meet Lauren and John!

Here is the portrait I created for them:

I think it turned out really great! The grey background matches perfectly with John's shirt and remained neutral; not too girly not too masculine! The client was really pleased and I hope they enjoy their gift!!

You might recognize Lauren if you watch GlamFairy!! She was on one of the episodes where A2 had a fashion shoot with puppy dogs. It was a really cute episode!! Here is a photo of Lauren, A2 and Tracy DiMarco at her Birthday party!

Photo from ChanceTv

I hope everyone has a great day!!

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