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La Baguette Bistro

If you've been paying attention to my Instagram, you might have seen some sneak peaks of a project I've been working on with my talented friend, Quit Nguyen. We had the pleasure of styling & photographing (and tasting!) some of the delicious food from La...

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Taking It To The Street.

I love working on local projects. I mean, I love working on design period, but when I get to be a part of the coolest stuff that is happening in OKC, it really thrills me. So, when CooperHouse was invited to work on the rebrand...

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West Coast Sojourn

I'm excited to share with you all that we've launched our April 25th & 26th Seattle Digital Creative workshop, and have already sold 3 tickets. We'll be starting promotion with Coco + Kelley early next week, so I think that our remaining 9 seats will...

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Cultivating A Creative Toolbox.

I wanted to share something that I've been working on including in my workshop course materials about learning how to cultivate your creativity. We all start out in life with a different set of tools for accomplishing our goals. Some people have natural talents, some...

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CooperHouse Digital Creative Workshop

Well, we did it! The first CooperHouse Digital Creative workshop was a big success. We poured a lot of energy into this in-depth workshop teaching Photoshop, Illustrator, and Graphic Design for small businesses. It was a two-day event, but at the end of it all,...

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Alt Summit: Pretty Paper

You wouldn't believe the GIANT stack of cards I took home from Alt Summit this year. Cards of every shape and variety, but I've decided not to do a big roundup of the cards. I just wanted to share my VERY favorites and share a...

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Alt Summit 2014: JUST BE NICE

(image via Alt Summit Flickr // Brooke Dennis and Justin Hackworth) Alt Summit this year was amazing. Totally and utterly different (for me) than last year. Last year I was twirling under a waterfall of glitter (true story!), this year I was more focused. Many of...

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I'm scurrying around preparing to do breakfast before our first panels on day 2 of our Alt Summit adventure. It occurred to me that an introduction might be in order for the new people I've met here in SLC. Hi there! I'm Erin Cooper, designer at...

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The Efficient Traveler’s Guide To Alt Summit

Hey friends! It's the time of year when we all start gearing up for Alt Summit, the design bloggers conference in Salt Lake City. I wanted to share with you my tips for traveling light and making it easy on yourself. I'll admit, I packed...

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Holiday Printable & Coloring Contest

Each year I try to sit down with Liseelou and make something for her teachers. I am giving them all calendars this year, but in addition, I wanted to make something that Liseelou (age 4) and I could work on together, so I created these...

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New Pippin + Pearl Pillows

Hey folks! I didn't intend to inundate you with new products this week, but after some prodding by a few friends, I went ahead and created a bunch of new throw pillow designs in my shop. These pillows start at $20 and are a really...

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New Pippin + Pearl Phone Cases

Happy Monday! I just wanted to pop-in with some bright new iPhone cases that would be perfect little stocking stuffers for your favorite art lovers, or for yourself. My Society 6 shop now has 8 cases to choose from, and these are the latest 5!...

When Art & Design Collide

My brilliant friend Evie, also and artist/designer made these lovely little illustrations for Emma Magazine. For $22 you can snap up this awesome stencil craft book by Yellow Owl that says it's for kids, but I think these designs are awesome for anyone! And I think I'd...

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CooperHouse Digital Creative Workshop

Today is a big day for CooperHouse as we launch our first Digital Creative Workshop. Our first offering in this series:  Photoshop, Illustrator, and basic graphic design for small business owners. This series is geared towards small businesses, artists, and bloggers. This workshop will teach Photoshop,...

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Designer: Maria Grønlund

Today I'm looking at a packed schedule, but I am looking forward to an afternoon working on a cool logo project with lots of dimension. While working on this new project, I've been inspired by Maria Grønlund & all her dimensional branding design. I ran...

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I’m Still Here & APW Launch

Hello everyone! Thank you for your patience as I dropped off the face of the planet for a week. :) I have been busier than a one-armed fiddle player over here trying to juggle all my normal projects, AND...

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CooperHouse presents Blog Design Strategy

[caption id="attachment_6173" align="aligncenter" width="730"] CooperHouse [image & sketch by quitnguyen.com][/caption] One of the great things about being one half of CooperHouse means that when we get invited to speak, I don't have to be totally nervous all by myself.  I was glad to have my partner...

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Talkin’ ’bout type.

  Hey guys! Today, I'm trying to make the world a better place by talking about typography. I'm not just talking FONTS, but really about the use of typography in design, specifically on the web. If you don't care about typography, then here is the Instagram feed...

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Transitions In UX Design

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