Design + Creation

Designing with Stock Illustrations, Graphics and Fonts. How to make the best use of these resources and create projects that stand out from everyone else. // From MichelleHickey.Design

Designing with Stock Illustrations

Stock illustrations, fonts and backgrounds have paved the way for creatives who want to create top-notch designs but may not necessarily have the time or talents to create everything from scratch. The new hurdle has become figuring out ways to use those resources in unique…
The secrets to generating passive income from a printables-based blog - an inspiring expert interview with Creative Entrepreneur, Erin Williams of Printable Crush // From MichelleHickey.Design

Generating Passive Income from a Printables-based Blog

In this expert interview, Erin from Printable Crush shares the story of how she evolved her struggling Etsy shop into a successful blog. She is not only an incredibly talented (self-taught) graphic designer, but a savvy entrepreneur. Erin has done an awesome job at identifying the…
How I finally learned to manage and organize my font library, with help from RightFont // From MichelleHickey.Design

The Great Font Organization Project

After years of mismanaging an overflowing library of fonts, I’ve finally found RightFont— a solution to help me organize every single one of them! Like so many of you, I have an affinity for typography, and own way more fonts than I care to admit.…

How to make money designing printables

When I shared my first printable on this blog, three years ago, I did it to thank my readers (all 10 of them, at the time), for showing up and supporting me. Little did I know that sharing those bookmarks was the first step on…

How to Create Printables – A Step by Step Guide

Printables, or print-yourself designs, as many of you know are the backbone of my business. I give them away to my awesome readers on my blog, I sell them online and I convert those printable designs into tangible products like art prints, mugs and invitations. I’ve…

Creating Inspirational Art using BeFunky

This post has been sponsored by BeFunky and compensation was received for my time in developing the post. All thoughts, ideas & opinions are my own. I frequently get emails and messages from aspiring designers asking for suggestions on what types of programs are best for creating…

Wedding Invitation Font Pairing Guide

I've been in complete wedding mode lately— preparing for my sister Allison's wedding in June, and also helping out my cousin Lindsay with invitations for her August wedding. One of the blessings of being part of a big family is that there's always something to…

10 Tips for Creating Printables

If you are a frequent reader of this blog you know that I pretty much eat, sleep and breathe printables (and also fonts, weddings, and sometimes cupcakes). When I first started creating printables I had the design part down, but there was A LOT that I…
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