Free coronavirus icon

Posted by on Mar 25, 2020 in Design Resources
Free coronavirus icon

Free coronavirus icon package containing svg, eps, and png files (CC BY-SA 4.0).

How I’m keeping my sanity during the coronavirus pandemic

Posted by on Mar 24, 2020 in News

Business shutdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic mean my work is at a semi-standstill. This series chronicles how I’m coping with the impact as a one-person graphic design studio. Follow my Instagram for updates or check back here each week. We will get through this!

How I more than doubled my Noun Project passive income

Posted by on Apr 21, 2016 in Two Cents
How I more than doubled my Noun Project passive income

First, don’t get the wrong idea. This means my royalties went from $7.16 (in February 2015) to $18.24 (in February 2016)—or basically the difference between a beer alone and beers with a friend!

Ditch the electronic planner and boost your productivity

Posted by on Jan 6, 2016 in Two Cents
Ditch the electronic planner and boost your productivity

My name is Joanna and I use a paper planner. Gasp, I know. Last year, I ditched my app/online/digital planning tools in favor of good old pen and paper.

New studio, fresh perspective

Posted by on Jul 24, 2015 in News
New studio, fresh perspective

Confession: Working out of my home for 15 years was starting to drive me a little nuts. So this spring, I started sharing a studio with a photographer friend at the Delavan Center.

When to say yes to pro bono work

Posted by on Jun 24, 2014 in Design Resources, News
When to say yes to pro bono work

It’s no secret that I love Twitter, Instagram, and Central New York. Saying yes to an opportunity to do a little pro bono design for this year’s #ShowUsCNY14 event was a no brainer for me. But what about those times when the answer isn’t so clear?

Where my best ideas come from…

Posted by on May 15, 2014 in Inspiration
Where my best ideas come from…

Step away from the computer! That’s my number one rule for inspiration. So, when local calligrapher Christie Jones of Swell Anchor Studio bedsidesign announced her intro workshop on modern calligraphy, I jumped at the chance to learn something new in a live class setting.

Print vs. electronic books? How the choice affects design and your bottom line

Posted by on May 8, 2014 in Design Resources
Print vs. electronic books? How the choice affects design and your bottom line

How will this be published? is one of the first questions I ask clients who want to make a book. Why? It influences design choices and has a huge impact on your bottom line.

Why the mirror is the #1 enemy of your brand

Posted by on Jun 25, 2013 in Two Cents
Why the mirror is the #1 enemy of your brand

How can a homemade pizza party and drinks with friends turn into a lesson on branding? Let me tell you a little story…