Learning from a Master Designer-Skillshare

Master Designer Paula Scher

Have you heard of Skillshare? It’s an education platform filled with classes. There are over 12,000 Skillshare classes available. They are comprised of short videos and each class walks you through a skill to create a finished project. The classes range from sketching, to painting and how to use Photoshop. You subscribe on a monthly basis. It’s very inexpensive for the great content you can access. There’s a very interesting class by Paula Scher, a partner at Pentagram. She teaches you about brand identity, designing logos and she walks you through her thought process for a project. She talks about her experience and how she got to where she is today. I found it fascinating when she described the Pentagram business model. What a fun place to work! How wonderful to get feedback from her on your project. I highly recommend it.

There are many many other classes to take, you can learn how to set up a WordPress site, how to create hand lettering, drawing, how to use the Adobe Creative Suite tools and much more.

If you use this link Skillshare you can get 3 months for 99 cents a month. Yes, I said 99 cents per month for 3 months. That’s a wealth of information for very little money. If you decide to keep subscribing after 3 months the price goes to $12 per month. Still a bargain if you ask me. 

I hope you’ll check it out!

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Woman’s Walk 2017

Woman’s Walk 2017

Yesterday, I joined 4 fabulous women for the woman’s walk in Downtown Los Angeles. It was an amazing day! There were 750,000 men, women and children walking for equal rights, dignity and respect for all people. We parked in NoHo and got onto the Red Line subway. The station was jammed with people. It took us 1 and a half hours to be able to get onto a subway train. We were packed like sardines, it was hot because when we left our house is was in the 40’s. Everyone was so calm and cool, we all had a great time. The signs were amazing, people were so creative and clever, I was totally engrossed in the events of the day.  

There were not incidents and no arrests in LA yesterday! I’ve never been prouder to be an Angeleno.

Here are few of the photos, mostly from our wait in the Subway Station. I’ll post more tomorrow.

 

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Pantone Spring Color Palette 2017

Spring 2017 Color Palette

Spring Colors Chosen by Pantone

Pantone Spring 2017 Palette

Pantone Spring 2017 Palette

I created and Adobe ASE palette file containing the Spring 2017 palette. It contains Pantone’s Textile Cotton colors and their coordinating PMS coated colors, RGB and CMYK colors. The kit also contains an image of all the hues with their formulas noted. You can download it from Creative Market.

NYC Holiday Windows 2016

Holiday Decorations 2016

I know I’m really late with these images this year, but I just couldn’t let the season go by without posting some of these beauties. As always Tiffany & Co. and Lord & Taylor have my favorite holiday window decorations. If you want to see more, go to New York Magazine. For images of years past: 2015Anthropologie 2014, and Lord & Taylor 2014.

Tiffany & Co.

Tiffany Window 2016

Tiffany Window 2016

Tiffany Window 2016

Lord & Taylor

Lord & Taylor

Bergdorf Goodman

Bergdorf Goodman

Bergdorf Goodman

Bergdorf Goodman