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Two years without a car has me thinking, “I need one”

June 15, 2014

It’s been almost two years without a car. Of course part of that time I was in England, where public transportation is downright blissful in comparison to the US. I am a bit lucky, while in California; I work across the street from my home. The only time I need a vehicle is when I…

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.”…

Meditation: Embrace Silence

June 2, 2014

I am no stranger to silence. Growing up in a house with two older brothers and a childhood I barely remember, silence was a torment as well as a friend. Growing up, religion told me to leave space to ponder—quiet time to reflect without the noises of the world, of the devil. Yet on the…

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…

Jeannie Hart codes

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…

Epic time-lapse video screams “Hey you, come visit California now”

December 29, 2013

Epic time-lapse video screams “Hey you, come visit California now” http://wp.me/p3IqMm-6e Epic time-lapse video screams “Hey you, come visit California now” – Jeannie Hart – Design &… www.jeanniedesign.net I am a native of California. Lived in various parts for the first 28 years of my life. My love of the California sunrises and sunsets within…