Monthly Archives: February 2014

Quote Designs

These quote designs are a fun creative outlet for me (so is my job haha).  They start with inspiration, usually by seeing a quote I love or coming across a picture that would be perfect to add a quote to.  This most recent one I did for Valentine’s Day.

"I wanna be a cowboy's sweetheart." Country song lyrics quote design.

Cowboy’s sweetheart

I have been doing these and posting them to my Facebook book page for about the past six months but I wanted to add them to my blog so they can be pinned to Pinterest as well.

"A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous." Coco Chanel quote design with vintage cowgirl photo.

Classy Cowgirls, vintage photo.

"Talent is a pursued interest.  Anything that you're willing to practice, you can do." Bob Ross quote

Talent takes practice, photo courtesy Cassidy Horn http://www.cassidyhornphoto.com

"You can't use up creativity.  The more you use, the more you have." Maya Angelou quote design.

You can’t use up creativity.

"A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out."  Walter Winchell quote design.  Vintage cowboy photo, friend helping him get on a horse.

Real friends, Walter Winchell quote, vintage photo

"Give a girl the right shoes/boots and she can conquer the world." Marilyn Monroe quote design with boots substituted for shoes for cowgirls.

You just need the right boots!

"Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses and some don't turn up at all."  Sam Ewing quote design with vintage cowboy branding photo.

Hard working cowboys, Sam Ewing quote, vintage photo.

"There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man." Winston Churchill quote design with black and white photo of a horse.

All the pretty horses, photo courtesy Kiomi

"If your dreams don't scare you, they aren't big enough." Ellen Johnson Sirleaf quote design with hand drawn lettering.

Just a dirt road dreamer, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf quote

All art and design copyright Rockin A Design 2013-2014

 

Website Header Design and Photo Editing

A lot of businesses already have websites in place and don’t necessarily need a rebuild but rather just some new graphics, so if you already have a website in place and use a website editor to manage your website and are needing a fresh look for your header or photo editing I can help, I have worked with a few clients in this way.

One such client was the Dalhart Area Chamber of Commerce.  They recently upgraded their website and already had one built by a company that manages many chamber websites. It is the type of site that has an editor where the user manages their own content.  I was contacted by Kristine with the Dalhart Chamber to help with images, content on the pages and overall polishing up the site before launch.

I designed a header image for them that would integrate nice with the design they already had in place.  I wanted the header to look like it was part of the site design and not just an image floating at the top of the page and I think we achieved that, take a look at it on their homepage.

Dalhart Chamber of Commerce Header image

 

Another area where a custom header would be needed is in a WordPress site.  I set up a WordPress site for a client using one of their basic templates and designed a custom header and changed the overall color theme to match.  We decided on a WordPress site for her because she was needing a site where she could add pictures of her handmade products as she has them available and was not wanting an ecommerce site.

The header and logo I designed for her features the logo in the middle so that when the site adjusts down to phone size just the logo fits perfectly in that size.  Please visit The Cowgirls Home website on your desktop and phone to see the responsive design.

The Cowgirls Home logo and header image

 

I recently added a few images to the Ranch Royalty and Cowboy Honor Clothing website.  The owner was needing an image for each lines homepage as the other pages display the actual products.  She sent me an image for each line and I cropped them the same size and textured alike to keep continuity among the pages and added the logos to each.  I used her log-in to her Joomla site and uploaded them to the appropriate pages.

Sissie&MewebBanner

CHwebBanner

RRwebBanner

 

I have not had experience with all the different website editors out there (there are many!) but a lot of them are similar, have the same look and terminology, so feel free to contact me if you are needing design help within yours and I can certainly take a look.