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I Designed My Very Own Font! You can too!

EEEK! I’m so stoked about this!! Yes, thats right…I said YOU can design your very own font, and be able to use it on your computer in just minutes. All you need is an iPad, and $6.99. Go to the App store and download the app “iFontMaker“.

This app was so easy to use, you don’t even have to have any artistic talent, just your finger and tracing skills. The best part of this app is no 2 fonts are exactly alike because its YOUR handwriting. Adjusting the fonts and editing mistakes, uploading, everything is so incredibly easy. From downloading the app to typing with my font on the computer, was 30 min. I give it a 9/10 for best apps!

“Calligraphy for Reo” is the first font I created using the app, check it out (you can also download it here):

Calligraphy for Reo

 

Here is the App interface:

iFontMaker

 

Below is the UI after I’ve finished all my letters in the alphabet using their guide, you can see the light grey template for me to use and then my white font I used on top of that layer. Above the writing area, you can see my font with a phrase I typed to see what it looks like. I can go back and make edits, if letters aren’t connecting correctly or I change my mind on the way I drew out a letter. EXTREMELY user friendly!

 

Preview of font

 

Here is a video tutorial that Eiji & Tom (creators) did to show you how the app works, and all the neat things you can do to make your very own font! I’m addicted to this app now, and I hope you try it out and enjoy it as much as I do! Way to go Eiji & Tom!!! You guys kick-ass!!

Are YOU on the NEW MySpace?

I got invited to the New Myspace yesterday. I have 7 invites available for those followers who are interested in checking it out and dying for an invite.

So far Im loving it. The best feature has to be the Mixes you can make for yourself. Any song you want, title the mix what you want, personalize it with photos and share it! Its great. The interface of the design is pretty gorgeous. I love clean and “non-traditional” looking social media sites.  There are a few drawbacks I’ve seen like:

1. It’s not super easy to find friends and add them.

2. There is no photo-gallery ALBUMS. I like to organize my photos into folders, so this is more Tumblr.-like or Instagram like.

3. It’s new…so there is obviously a learning curve. But it’s so unique you WANT to learn it. At least I do. But I’m still trying to figure out things and I’ve had it for almost 24 hours now.

MY new MySpace.

Book Cover Release: “Elements: Kingdom of Aqueous” by Kate Fuentes

I just finished my 2nd book cover design for YA author Kate Fuentes, which is the 3rd in her series “Elements”. I think it turned out pretty amazing! His veins definitely look like they are being emerged with the water he is in. And those abs! AMAZING! This was not a hard cover to have to work on with eye candy like that! hehe. This is a fun series, and like before, Kate is an amazing client to work with. And I am excited that in about a week I get to hang out with her and meet her in person in San Francisco! It’s going to be great!

iPhone UI Sketches

In my daily full-time job I design a lot of user interface elements for iPhone. I know it’s hard to find sometimes the pieces you need for good sketches for mock-ups and sometimes its just faster to create them yourselves. But I know when I find ones I can use its helpful. So I have started to create my own Adobe Illustrator graphics for quick black and white sketches. This is just 1 of a few I’ll keep adding on here. If you want the original illustrator file please just e-mail me at nimbiportland@gmail.com. Free of charge. :)

WHOA there!

Where do I even start? So much is happenin’ with Nimbi this month, and TODAY, that I’m like overwhelmed. So exciting though!

So here I go:

My shop and work is featured starting TODAY on Papernstitch.com.  So go check it out…and you’ll see I’m having a promotion right now on the site, but you can only get the secret code and details if you click on my shop via Papernstith.com! So click above!! :) And spread the love!

Second:

I am a featured artist on RAW: Portland’s facebook page, so check it out HERE. And also don’t forget if you want to help support me, and Nimbi, to click on this link: http://www.rawartists.org/portland/fusion  and BE SURE TO choose “Nimbi Design” in the pulldown on the right (where it says “General Admission” when you buy a ticket to the show. This shows that your supporting me and my work. Even if you can’t make it, the donation of buying a ticket helps. I know a couple friends have done that, that live out of state, and I REALLY appreciate it! This is how it becomes a low-no cost to me, by getting friends to support me and buy a $10 ticket to the event. Here are more details about the upcoming show!!






(Thats me!! ^ up there! Check out this link to see my Artist page on RAW: CLICK HERE

THIRD!! This is my 100th blog post on Nimbi!! And I must say a good one at that! What a way to celebrate!

So much fun stuff!! Im in the process of getting SOOO much more ready for both my Etsy shop, and for the show. So be sure to check it out and if you can I’d appreciate and ReTweets or facebook share’s on this!!

Thanks for all the love!! Excited to show you more, and all thats coming this month!!

Design + Craft + <3

Books are out and Covers Done!

I wanted to share the website and the images of the final book cover designs I did for author Raine Thomas. It was such a pleasure working with her, and Im so excited to share the final designs. Be sure to check out her link and read her blog about me here: http://rainethomas.com/books/becoming/

Book 1: Becoming

Book 2: Central

Book 3: Foretold