Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Long Beach Shoot

Went out for a Shoot on Pine St. Long Beach, CA with my friend Felix Urquiza. Check out some of my shots! :

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Downtown Santa Ana

I guess I'm in a Blogging Mood tonight!

I grew up in Santa Ana, and I love this City despite all the bad rep it gets from other Orange County Communities. Which is why I wanted to Share with you how Santa Ana is working to change that! Downtown Santa Ana has began a Renaissance that has captured the attention of people in the arts community through Monthly Artist Walk @ the Artist's Village, new hipster bars, Loft development, and various events such as this one I attended just last weekend:

You can read more about development in Downtown SA here! & come visit!


I've joined kickball for two seasons now with some people from work. Recently, ABC came down to our field to film a report on our little Irvine Central League here in Orange County! Below is the link to the video, I hope to find this on YouTube soon so I can post the actual video on here. Too bad they filmed this after we were done playing that night! It's still cool seeing some people we have played in this video! So Neat! :)

ABC Kickball Report

Join WAKA Kickball Next Season!

watercolor site/blog

I was inspired to redesign my blog header and MYE-DESIGN website
and here they are:

Haha I think I'm going through a hotpink/purple phase...

These are just temporary until I totally integrate my blog and website together. Soon to come...I hope... Now I just have to try out a tutorial so I can use this on the very neglected Designer Friends blog :/ sad

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Atomic's new Site

I wanted to share with you guys my friend's new site. I love his design and use of textures in his photography! His new site is really neat, makes me want to ditch flash for css!

enjoy! <3

Felt Club

My friend Danni is really into Making buttons and such. She won a chance to take part of Felt Club! See more of her work on her blog:

some of the things I bought at her booth:

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Fafi In Mexico

Fafi was in Mexico DF during dia de los Muertos:

I love her work!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Time for Change <3

Hello Friends. I guess Danni made me feel really guilty about not posting in a while because here is another post for today! So this is old news but I guess It's a good excuse to post but I've re vamped some of my marketing collateral including my website and Pdf Sample Sheet. So behold the changes:





Overall I just wanted to simply everything and make it more sophisticated. I still like the grays in my branding but for the site i wanted to mix it up and add more inviting colors like that beige, browns and a lovely tinted teal. I'm also in the process of changing my logo – I'm still keeping my rose but I just want a change in typography – something less uptight :) Once that is decided you will be seeing some new stamps and business cards!

Antiques Website

Hey all! So I know I haven't posted in a while, so I decided to post a website I designed while at The Buddy Group. This was a low budget project so I wasn't able to get into it as much as I would have liked. However, I still managed to make a sophisticated design through color and typography :)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Urban Decay Ads

Here are some of the Static Banners I designed for Urban Decay Cosmetics

Friday, September 19, 2008

Hollywood Monument

Part two of my last blog... so I decided to make a Hollywood Monument as well–which is what you see when you enter the city (like those cement blocks that say city of whatever)

I really like it when I see typography as a statue or a major design element in real life, and I'm also really into 3d Type. Concept wise this is an extension of the Hollywood sign on the hills, and what better color to describe Hollywood than a neon pink?!

Hollywood Signs

So I've been applying to jobs. and One post required environmental design in my Portfolio and since I really dislike my projects from my Environmental Design class I went ahead and re-Designed one of them... There was more I had done for my class assignment including a monument and two other signs for my city of choice. However, this is all I did so far. I wonder if this is enough?? I might re-design my Chanel Museum Environmental Design Project??? hmm...

Check out these Award Wining Environmental Designs:
SEGD Awards

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


So I have a thing for roses. It has something to do with my last name, also I recently found out it also stands for the Women's Rights Movement and plus they are just pretty & romantic :) Here are some of my favorite rose images, this was inspired by my friend danni's weekly etsy mood boards:

Tattoo Image & Pink Roses found on flikr– xRay art by
Don DudenbostelBetsy Johnson rose Pattern– Silver Rose ring from etsy

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Flaunt Magazine

Last year I volunteered at a Fashion Show Sponsored by Flaunt Magazine (–an arts and entertainment lifestyle magazine) During LA Fashion Week. I contemplated seeking a job here because at the time I really wanted to get into magazines but most magazines are located in New York, and this is one of the few quality magazines in LA. I really love how they feature art on their covers.

My favorite is the Cat Cover, I literally stopped at a mag stand to look at it–& I have a thing for Cats :)

Girl Power

I like to consider myself a feminist as I aspire to become self sufficient and a successful female Graphic Designer. I wanted to show some of my inspiration not only in Girl Power, but trends in urban and 90's fashion and design:

Fafi for M.O.B. /

M.O.B. /

Dime Piece /

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Urban Decay

So I've been Freelancing at Urban Decay Cosmetics this week and it feels good to be busy these days. I really dig this company's feminist and Cruelty Free Philosophies check them out at: www.urbandecay.com. This is the first project where I got to do some designing (Main Image for the Websie):

I started working on some banners today hopefully I'll have some to show you all.


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Downtown LA

Took some Photos yesterday in Downtown LA. Check them out on my Flikr:

-> My flikr

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

More tags!!!!!

This time around my client wanted to ditch the beach vintage look and just wanted something that is simply 70's–ish vintage a little art nouveau–ish... and for a third tag he wanted me to just go 80's.......

and here is the result:

Sunday, August 17, 2008


I hadnt drawn in a while but i went to a punk bar two weeks ago that really inspired me to draw new characters. the result is this new character of one of my good friends sally:

Sunday, August 3, 2008

2nd Week Tutorial

visit our design friends blog for more :)

I've noticed the use of 3D Type in design lately so I wanted to try it out (of course the flower is a rose):

Thursday, July 31, 2008

TShirts Edits

So my client decided he liked my second concept best but he doesnt like clean vector art.... He's more of a "pixel guy" and wanted it to look more hand illustrated, he also changed his concept to look more like burlap coffee bean bag. And these were the final results:

Sunday, July 27, 2008

experiments with Light

So as you know, my friends and I started a new blog where we post work we've done with the help of tutorials and one project every week.

check out our blog: Design-Friends

I love Magazine Layout and the lighting effects have been popular for the past year but lately I've really had the time to learn and experiment with this style.

Hense, is my 1st experiments with tutorials & 1st Project Inspired by Lupe Fiasco's Album Cover The Cool:



t shirt for LoveNailTree

...Doing more work for Love Nail Tree this time it's a t-shirt design.

The concept was based on "Living on Dreams and Quad Expressos" he wanted it to have a vintage coffee shop feel.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Old Portrait

So im cleaning out my files from my old computer and i found a freelance portrait i made like 4 years ago.. wow I feel old.. anywho. here it is:

Freelance: Shirt Tags

These are Some tags for a t shirt shop. Theyre style is sort of urban outfitters, but more vintage so I tried to keep the design vintage.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Friday, July 4, 2008

Mad Men Static Banners

These are three of 11 different size banners i had to design for the AMC Series Mad Men:


This Microsite was never launched due to budget cuts within Countrywide but here is the comp we presented:

The soul purpose of this Html site was to get this form filled out