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My Top 13 Design Tools – Web and Graphic Design

Blog Title - the 13 websites and graphic design resources I use most often

I tend to be a bit overzealous when it comes to bookmarking anything that might possibly prove useful at some point in the future.  At one point I was scrolling through my “Design Resources” bookmarks and I realized the things I use frequently (every week or so) were buried in the pile.  So I made a new bookmarks folder for “frequent use” and only moved things over as they were used.

Here’s the links that made it into that list, by category:

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Deanna Zions’ Art – Website Design Process

Blog Title - design process for Deanna Zions' Art website

At the risk of sounding cheesy, I am very excited to share this website with you!  Dianna Zions is a local artist and does some absolutely gorgeous things with antiques, cameos, and shadowboxes.  Being lucky enough to know her personally, I had a head start with the project.  For example: the color scheme was never anything but red, black and cream.

Enveste Real Estate – Website Design Process

Blog Title - client design process for Enveste Real Estate website

John Matthews recently plunged into both entrepreneurship AND the real estate market.  Finding himself in possession of several properties, John realized he needed a website Enveste Real Estate to entice renters and provide information about his business.

1. Logo

Enveste Real Estate logo design

Frequently with web design projects, logos become almost an afterthought, which is unfortunate but not terribly surprising given the much larger scope of the project.  While I designed a couple different logos to go with each web design option, I knew from the beginning that this was my favorite and Matthews ended up making the same choice.

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