July 9, 2013 § Leave a comment
Thoughtful designs are required for lasting impressions – designs that will stand the test of time. An excellent example of how a designer, or artist, considers the whole composition and what he wants the viewer to focus on is in the painting The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit by John Singer Sargent.
When you visit the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, you can see the painting and the actual vases that were used in the painting. You can see that John Singer Sargent seems to have muted the colors of the vases – as to not outshine the girls. Consequently, we remember the girls – their poses and expressions -not the vibrant and colorful vases.
“Designing for people is hard.” – Don Norman
Thoughtful designs consider the audience and the goal of the “art”. This is why I love being a creative professional. Creating brochure designs, advertising designs, graphic elements for a website, or logo designs requires thought – consideration – time. I embrace the challenges of the designing process. I am always learning something new and loving it! Currently I am obsessing over some thoughtful designs for local businesses – stay tuned for updates!
TED Talks Video: Don Norman: The three ways that good design makes you happy
Here & Now Video, The Daughters Of Edward Darley Boit By John Singer Sargent
Who Is John Singer Sargent?
February 7, 2013 § Leave a comment
Want to some photoshop projects I did? Some results were subtle and some more dramatic. Can you see the difference between the before and after photos?
Before and After Photos, Touched-Up with Photoshop, by Dighton Design
November 30, 2012 § Leave a comment
As a freelance Print / Web Designer, I LOVE what I do. Creating the annual Holiday Program for the Edgewood Church of Christ is so much fun. They put on a great show…FREE…to the community that surrounds Mansfield, MA. Do you have an event to promote and need a good designer? Maybe I can help. I would love to work with you to create your event material!
Designing for a Holiday Event
Need a Printable PDF of this Event?
Need a designer, then give Fran Linden a call: 508-967-7264 or email her email@example.com
October 3, 2012 § Leave a comment
As a freelance Print / Web Designer, I LOVE what I do. Do you have a portfolio of your work or products that you’d like to display or give away? Show off your work by arranging it into a book. See here a book design I did for Wellen Construction, a Boston area builder. Hire me to arrange what you need for an impressive book of your work. I would love to work with you to create your first book or your next book!
A Book Design for Wellen Construction
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September 6, 2012 § Leave a comment
As a freelance Print / Web Designer, I LOVE what I do. Do you need a designer that understand the graphic needs of your business? I would love to work with you to create the print designs or web designs your business needs. I am local, kind, and I offer great design solutions. I bring some mad skills to the table, too:
The 10 MAD SKILLS of FRAN
Fran Loves Designing
(not just earning a paycheck)
Fran Has Excellent Technical Skills
(Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign – for print or web)
Fran Can Focus
(stay on task, obsess over projects, doesn’t accept obstacles)
Fran Can Learn
(graduated from RISD, excellent at self-study)
Fran Is Kind
(with recommendations and evidenced by the fact that no one hires her only once)
Fran Welcomes Critique
(anything to make the project better)
(her aim is to produce a project to completion … on time)
Fran is Local
(between Boston and Providence)
Fran Has a Studio
(iMac Desktop, MacBook Pro Laptop, Wacom Tablet, Canon EOS, Xerox Printer)
Fran Can Sing
(well, keeps the studio humming anyway!)