Vaccinated!

This is a new button in my Etsy shop for the people that have received their Covid-19 Vaccinations!

I designed the badge and made the buttons.

Now in Button Form!

A lot of my friends and coworkers got a kick out of a button I made featuring Ralph Wiggum. The original meme artwork was not mine, but another friends. I asked her if I could use it and she said yes, as it literally took her about 15 seconds to make on her phone. I added a circle of commemorative text around the picture and someone at work mentioned that we had a button maker. From there it just took off! Many friends know healthcare workers that also loved them and wanted one. I made other buttons from some recent quarantine art as well. They were a lot of fun and at least gave a small group of people a chuckle. I threw in a random picture of David Hasselhoff to illicit even more smiles (definitely worked). Surprisingly, etsy took down the neon effect button, with the gist of their email saying it was too lighthearted during the times we are in. So now it’s a “banned button” ! Wow! The other four are listed on my etsy (FancyAsFvck).

Well this is all crazy

Lots of downtime at work, so I just sit and hone my skills. These aren’t meant to make light of the serious situation we are all in right now (although some of the meme’s I’ve been seeing are absolutely hilarious), I just used the situation as inspiration and to help sort through my own confusion and worry. I’ve seen tons of people that are sensitive to the gravity of what is happening, so please don’t be offended by my art.

In all of these, I am following online tutorials and inserting my own words, etc. Several of the tutorials were from Spoon Graphics (please message me if you’d like me to find the links).

2020 Calendar

I was tasked to design the new desktop calendar for my work and I came up with this. Final size is 19.75 x 27.25 “. And only two go-arounds of changes from the “client” (the owner) ! I made my own brush in Illustrator and used it to design the numbers. I’m very pleased with how it turned out, especially since people will be staring at it for an entire year!

B.A.M.F.

CYNDI BAMF

This is my childhood friend Cynthia. We lived next to each other for a time and I was friends with her and her sister. I remember doing a lot of things with Cyndi when we were kids.

If not for Facebook, we’d never had come in contact with each other again, I’m sure of it. One of my favorite things about social media is how it can reconnect you with people.

Cynthia is a strong woman, living in California. She is politically driven and advocates for equal rights. I love seeing what she is doing with her life: she speaks out, she participates in marches and movements and protests, she is using her voice and she encourages others to do so as well. I wish I had half her drive! Cynthia for President!

I enjoy practicing techniques in Photoshop and Illustrator, and this one was fun and simple. Inspired by Shepard Fairy’s Obey Giant propaganda poster and its variations. I printed it out on glossy photo paper and sent it to her as a surprise. The colors turned out rich and sharp, I was happy with it.

-Amber

Designs for Beauty Witch

New designs for cosmetologist, Tiffany Rubio. She wanted to change her branding, and came up with “Beauty Witch, let me work my magic”. It instantly reminded me of Bewitched, the 1970’s TV sitcom. I used pictures of Tiffany to shape her into a cartoon.

Beauty Witch_Business Card1
Business card 
Beauty Witch_Facebook Cover photo
Facebook Banner
Beauty Witch_Instagram
Instagram photo