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What unemployment taught me

September 30, 2015

The loss of a job. It’s so common everyone has had it happen at least once in their life. But unemployment, is a bad word these days. It feels like as soon as you say it there are visions of vagabonds and laziness. I know that’s how I felt. Not that I was lazy or…

E is for Emotional Upkeep

November 18, 2014

Emotional upkeep goes along with the flow of creativity. At one design studio, I had horrible back problems linked to a car accident. One day my boss told me, “Go home. Get better. You can’t design when in pain.” While that was for a physical ailment, the same rings true for your emotions. I’m not…

Jeannie Hart, design and illustration

D is for Desks

October 4, 2014

I hate desks. I hate desk jobs, well more the idea of being in one place for the majority of my life, which is why my desk is now mobile. There’s something about the minimalist style in work life that’s freeing. Being able to compress everything you do into a laptop, a handful of peripherals,…

C is for Creativity

June 13, 2014

Creativity is a lovely thing. It can cure boredom. Soothe a heavy heart. On some days it can even make a job seem like more than just a four letter word. However, creativity doesn’t always come easily. But Jeannie, you’re a creative type, you must be overflowing with creativity right? In the words of Lana…

B is for Branding

June 3, 2014

This should’ve been obvious to anyone who reads and/or knows me. I’ve been a designer for a long time and in that time I’ve developed into a creative director and designer that pays special attention to branding. It’s my thing. You know the saying, “you don’t have a second chance to make a first impression.”…

Creative Alphabet: A is for Articulate

April 3, 2014

A is for articulate. You thought I would say art, or artistic, artistry, or some nonsense like that right? Wrong! Well, okay maybe not that wrong. I find in the everyday of a creative life, it’s the one thing that we need to work at every fucking day. (If you are wondering, I curse quite…

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Code 101: Responsive Design

February 10, 2014

Responsive design, in the simplest of terms is a design format for digital content that allows content to flow to different devices without writing separate code for each device. You only need to write code for a website once. This helps a designer tremendously by saving time and keeping within a visual design scope on…

Ten Life Lessons I Learned Being An Artist

February 2, 2014

As you know, (and if you don’t) I’m a commercial artist—illustration and graphic design. I’ve been in the industry for a long time and love every moment of it. Though, here are ten life lessons I’ve learned while growing with my career. Clients Suck. Face it, even if you have the best of clients at…

Ira Glass on Storytelling

January 30, 2014

Ira Glass on Storytelling http://wp.me/p3IqMm-6r Ira Glass on Storytelling – Jeannie Hart – Design & Illustration www.jeanniedesign.net While browsing one of my inspiration sites, This is Colossal–I came across this video, which is good, but I remembered the original video of the quote. Thankfully they linked back to the original video (displayed below) as I…