Skillshare Discount

Hello!

I have finally done it. I have signed up for my first Skillshare class. I stumbled upon this website while browsing design blogs and was immediately intrigued. The website offers classes that teach specific skills with learn-at-your-own-pace video lessons taught by designers around the world. If you’d like to learn more, watch their Manifesto Video. I will be taking the “Digitizing Hand Lettering: From Sketch to Vector.” I can’t wait.

A little something for YOU:
Use this link and we both get $10 off a class at Skillshare.

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Also, I’ve got some good stuff over at my personal blog.

Fab Find: Design Presentation Templates

First, if you don’t follow and subscribe to David Airey, do so immediately. He is a brilliant graphic designer and his email and blog posts are short, sweet, and wonderful for any young designer or creative. Seriously, go subscribe to him now. Of all the emails that flood my inbox, I always make time to read his.

Secondly, David shared these blank, photographic design presentation templates the other day on his blog. The templates are a compilation of billboards, coffee mugs, shopping bags, Mac screens, and any other object you could possibly brand, and they are left blank to add your own designs in order to create a realistic presentation of the final product. Any designer would be crazy giddy about these. I haven’t yet purchased them as I do not work in an agency, but they are on my radar as soon as I find some valuable use I can put them to – possibly a portfolio update?

Why didn’t I think of these? So instead, I’m sharing them with the world.

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Business Card Templates (NEW!)

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business card, business card template, marketing template, typography, etsy shop, oh young designer

Hello friends, I have two new business card templates on in the Etsy Shop today. These are for YOU to customize – you will receive an editable Photoshop file to add your own information to it. Fonts are listed and they are free for download (they cannot be included in the file for copyright reasons).

Everyone say “ooooh” and “ahhhh” or some other golly-gee-I’m-in-awe-phrase.Enjoy!

Fall Fashion Look Book

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Hello blog friends,

I have recently started my own personal blog, kathrynfarritor.com. I have much more personal topics and photography-related features on this blog and I just completed a little project I am calling the Fall Fashion Look Book. Would love if you subscribed to email or RSS updates for that blog.

Click here to see the Look Book!

Much love,

Katie

P.S. The Look Book was a personal project I created for myself. It was to give myself an opportunity to envision an idea and bring it to life.

One Wacky Combination: Taco Bell’s Feed the Beat

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Never in a million years would I pair Passion Pit with Taco Bell, but guess what folks, the two have intertwined.

In an incredibly cool marketing push, Taco Bell has publicly launched it’s Feed the Beat campaign, which apparently, has been seven years in the making.

They are helping up-and-coming bands reach new audiences, supporting them with free food, stage appearances, commercial spots, and promotions on social media. I absolutely love the idea that a national company like Taco Bell is using it’s corporate power to reach out to young people dreaming and living their passion.

Seriously, what a cool campaign, website, imagery, film. It’s all stellar. A round of applause. Turn up the music and bring me some queso.