Just sharing a few lettering tips to help you get started with my new 2019 Calendar Template & Planner Set. The printable set includes three PDF files with:
I did my first pop-up of the season this weekend in beautiful downtown Palm Springs hosted by Interstellar Comic Books & Gifts. In the last year, I’ve only done a total of three pop ups and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed each and every single one of them because of the connections and friendships I’ve made.
The first two times I participated in an event I was selling Lipsense and while I’m still a Lipsense distributor, I put that on the back burner to focus on the stuff that makes my heart sing; creating unique, colorful hand lettered gifts and greeting cards featuring puns and feel-good phrases in English, Spanish AND Spanglish.
Below is a short compilation of my Instagram stories that I shared the night before the event as I practiced setting up my display. Let me know what you think!
Aside from doing pop ups around town, I’ve also decided to host hand lettering workshops in my home and in the homes or business locations of friends and family.
So, if you’re in the Coachella Valley and you’re interested in hosting a lettering workshop or pop-up shop, please send me a note! I’d love the opportunity to co-create an event that is fun for all.
I'm so happy to announce the launch of the 5-Day Stationery Crash Course! Often times, the only thing separating people from their dreams is not knowing where to start, which is what inspired me to create this course in which I will share the tools required to pursue a career in custom stationery design. I will break down information and lessons into steps that are easy to complete and understand, as well as provide insight and design tips. I also mention a few lessons I learned the hard way, allowing you to learn from my mistakes so you don't have to make them yourself.
Upon registering for the course, you will receive your first lesson, and one daily thereafter for a total 5. Here's a list of the topics we will cover:
Who is this course for?
This course is for entry level graphic designers, digital scrapbookers and any paper lover who wants to learn the business of designing custom invitations & stationery for weddings and special events. The Crash Course does not include software tutorials, so you much already be comfortable behind the computer in order to benefit most from this crash course.
I am currently working on a 7-week in-depth course that will be worth 12 times more than The Crash Course available today. By enrolling in The 5-Day Crash Course at an introductory rate of only $29.99, not only will you gain momentum in your journey to becoming a creative professional, but you will be a few steps ahead of those who sign up for the full-course once it opens for enrollment later this summer. Students of The 5-Day Crash Course will receive special early bird pricing for the full-course, where I will guide you through the entire process involved in the creation of custom design work. Because running a design studio takes a lot more than sitting down at the computer working on your designs, as you will soon find out.
Ready? Grab your favorite drink (I'll take a soy vanilla late please), click on the button below and let's walk you through the door that leads to this amazing career that 18 years later I still love and enjoy – and I hope you will too!
Hi - I'm Dio!
Designer/Marketer and Lettering Artist on a mission to color your world.
Thank for your visiting! I try my best to inspire through my doodles and craft projects. I’m often asked what tools I use to create my work, so I’ve incorporated affiliate links in my posts to products I use and recommend. This means that if you click AND make a purchase, I will earn a small commission…hopefully enough to invest in creativity fuel (coffee) and art supplies to keep me growing as an artist and sharing my work with you. Please note that anything marked with an asterisk (*) indicates an affiliate link.
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