Inspired by Dance

People find inspiration and motivation in different things. I often find inspiration in dance. The graceful movement of dancers and their smooth flowing lines is art in motion. In the images below the art of dance is combined with inspirational words. I often create such images when experimenting with new design techniques.

Dance illustration - Designerella

Dance illustration - Designerella

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Dia duit (that is an Irish welcome phrase). I wanted to make some cupcakes for everyone for Saint Patrick’s Day. I baked delicious chocolate cupcakes, whipped up some green frosting and topped it with a cute hat. I hope you enjoy it and remember have a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day.

Cupcake animation. - Designerella


What should we do with all the digital pictures we take? One of the best ways is to gather all the pictures from a special event and make a memorable photobook. There are a number of good local and online printers that one can use to create these books. I recently created a photobook that details the building timeline of a new home. Pictures were taken throughout the building process and the book starts with the hole in the ground and captures the final touches. Similar books can be made for other memorable events such as vacations, parties and weddings.

Photobook cover. - Designerella

Photobook layout. - Designerella

Black & White Greeting Cards…

Image editing software allows graphic designers to alter images to provide a different perspective than the photographer intended. One example of this is a black & white representation of an image that will have a significantly different feel than a color image. When creating some greeting cards, I started with two of my favorite images that were bright and full of color. Using image-editing software the images are transformed into true black and white. After additional touch-ups the images were ready to portray the look I sought. It is remarkable how these tools can be used to affect the overall mood and look of an image.

Greeting Card. - Designerella

Greeting Card. - Designerella