Merry Christmas from the McFaddens and Our Furry Friends

Posted by on Dec 7, 2018 in Creative Process | No Comments
Merry Christmas from the McFaddens and Our Furry Friends

It is that time again…and if you know the McFaddens, then you have been the recipient of our traditional holiday cards for the last 12 years that feature our favorite little furry buddies, better known as Punky (a.k.a. Brewster) and Barney, a slightly rare pair of Main Coon Orange Tabby brothers. Our kitty guys have […]

Rex + Astro – Shop SMC Graphic Design

Posted by on Nov 1, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Rex + Astro – Shop SMC Graphic Design

LET’S PARTY! Life is best lived when you relish every moment and celebrate with everyone around you! Join Rex and Astro and take new risks, make new friends and party like there’s no tomorrow. High-five, little buddy! – Rex and Astro You’ll find many different products in every POSITIVELY IRONIC COLLECTION including prints, coffee mugs, t-shirts, stickers, phone cases, and more to […]

Clear the Mind Clutter, Empower the No, Protect the Flow

Posted by on Oct 3, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Clear the Mind Clutter, Empower the No, Protect the Flow

How do we clear the mind clutter, empower the no, and protect the flow? In a world with a million productivity apps and time saving software at our disposal, we should all be experts in time management, workflow and efficiency… right? In my last blog post, I talked about “Turning off the Noise and Turning […]

Castillo Rum Bottles

Posted by on Sep 6, 2018 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
Castillo Rum Bottles

A while ago, I got to hang out with a good friend of mine in Puerto Rico. Well, not exactly… I just got to work on a packaging label for a Rum product produced in Puerto Rico. This friend happened to be Chris Sendra, a talented creative director who lead a design project that I […]

Turn off the Noise. Turn on the Focus.

Posted by on Aug 3, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Turn off the Noise. Turn on the Focus.

Social media is a part of our lives whether we like it or not. It can be life changing. It’s a way to bring old friends together and allows you to share your world or craft like never before. It can even get you a gig and transform what you do for a living. The […]

Mr. Chill – Shop SMC Graphic Design

Posted by on Jul 2, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Mr. Chill – Shop SMC Graphic Design

MR. CHILL – SHOP SMC GRAPHIC DESIGN “Things are heating up? I’m cool.” – Mr. Chill It’s easy to get caught up in the heat of the moment. Mr. Chill is here to remind us to stress less. How you choose to react to a seemingly stressful situation is completely up to you! So stay […]

Logo Checklist

Posted by on Jun 3, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Logo Checklist

A solid logo design is a lot more than just creating cool art. A logo has to symbolize what your business provides, how it works, what it stands for and then it needs to stand out from your other competitors — a tough request on a little icon and some type treatments. That’s why it […]

Oh, for Creative’s Sake

Posted by on May 3, 2018 in Design | No Comments
Oh, for Creative’s Sake

Creative Design Projects for Creative’s Sake I love my day gig, but sometimes I just need to indulge in creative design projects. I enjoy the craftsmanship of design. I also enjoy helping clients bring their ideas to life and there’s something special about creating something new everyday. However, there are times when I need to […]

Explore. Discover. Build. A glimpse into the creative process at SMC

Posted by on Mar 23, 2018 in Creative Process, Design | No Comments
Explore. Discover. Build. A glimpse into the creative process at SMC

Great design is no accident. You have to be intentional with your goals for the design you’re creating. Establishing a clear objective is key. What is your design’s purpose? Is it evoking certain feelings, building trust, sparking intrigue, communicating a brand’s message, or is it simply to drive sales? Graphic designers are strategic artists. They […]

Using Design to Build a Graphic Designer’s Desk

Posted by on Feb 8, 2018 in Design | No Comments
Using Design to Build a Graphic Designer’s Desk

No matter what industry you are in, like most people, I spend a lot of time behind the pixel box as a graphic designer. Actually, I enjoy designing on the computer, but it does take a toll on your body sitting in the chair behind a desk all day. I started to find having mild […]