Julie Rustad Presenting at PechaKucha Tucson 3rd Annual 20X20

AIGA Arizona – Ever wondered what goes on in the minds of Tucson’s most creative artists and entrepreneurs? Get a quick peek into their fascinating worlds of inspiration at Pecha Kucha Tucson presented by AIGA Arizona. Formerly called Tucson 20X20, this year’s theme is “Creative Convergence: mixing art + design + inspiration.” The annual event […]

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Stay creative and have fun!

I love having a creative career as a designer and illustrator. I’ve been asked before about how I stay feeling creative 24/7 – and here’s some things that work for me. Know your most creative time (and try not to interrupt it) I feel the most creative in the morning so I begin my projects […]

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Favorite Productivity Apps for Small Business Owners

As an artist and graphic designer I use many applications, but instead of focusing on the design products I use, I will be focusing on two applications I use daily to help run my business. I use Freshbooks to keep track of my time and projects. The easy start and stop timer makes it so […]

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P is for Party!

P is also for Phew! The Desert Dwellers Flash Cards are done. From Anna’s Hummingbird to Zebra-tailed Lizard – my Southwest Animal flash cards are ready to launch! I am having an all out bash to celebrate. If you’re in Tucson – I hope you can come! Thursday December 13th 2012 Create Cafe at 4660 […]

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Blogging Changed My Life

Roadrunner, Scorpion, Diamondback, Kangaroo Rat, Ornate Box Turtle, and Northern Mockingbird by Julie Rustad “Design Without Computers”… Not only was it my first blog post, but it was the start to making a huge change in my life! Although I have always loved to draw and paint, I wasn’t making it a priority. Instead I […]

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Homemade baby gift – Easy Tutorial

What do you get a one year old for their birthday? My son’s friend, Casey, was turning one and I knew that he already had received lots of gift cards, clothes and toys from his family back East. I thought, “What could I get for him?” Then I changed that to be…what could I make […]

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Design without Computers?!

I was going to call this post – A Graphic Designer’s Rebel Against Computers, but then realized I am using a computer to write this blog, so I suppose the rebellion was pretty weak. I am going to do my best though, to use this blog to share creative projects that aren’t all created on […]

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