Graphic Design

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…

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…

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…