Monday, March 30, 2009

Perfect for Mom!

Mother's day is coming up. Is there a special mom in your life with young kids? Check out the new print I just added to my shop! It's completely customizable - like all the olliegraphic designs!

Friday, March 27, 2009

And the Winner Is...

Lucky Number 7....nattyknitter!

Nattyknitter will receive a free customized set of printable stationery.

Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Monthly Giveaway - March!

The Prize: Choice of one customizable, Printable Stationery PDFs Design: "Blowing Bubbles Girl" or "Blowing Bubbles Boy" (click on the links to see each design).

The Details:
Winner will be able to choose "girl" or "boy" and customize the design to his or her specifications.

Customization includes changes to hair color/style, clothing color, skin color and facial expression. I can also add a name or some text to the image.

Printing instructions and tips are included with your order. Custom orders take 2 - 4 days to fill.

The Rules:
Leave a comment on this post including your name and a valid email address.

Example: Meg B., olliegraphic [at]

Comments will close on Thursday, March 26 at 5:00 p.m. A winner will be randomly chosen and announced the morning of Friday, March 27.

Winner will be contacted by email. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours of being contacted, another person will be chosen from the original group.

Good luck and thanks for looking!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Now with boys!

I finally added some boy designs to the shop! Check 'em out!

Monday, March 16, 2009

A Lucky Break...

I got a treasury! And I didn't even try! Well..maybe a little.

For those of you not in the know, here's a description of the Treasury from

The Treasury is a member-curated gallery of short-lived lists of 12 hand-picked items each (plus four alternates). It functions as a high-demand (and pretty!) promotional tool that many devoted Etsians fight to get. Members can feature their favorite items, items selected on a theme, or just however they like. Admin often choose an exceptional Treasury list to promote on the home page and occasionally make them to tie into Storque articles or special events and occasions.

Choosing items to feature was more difficult than I imagined. Originally I tried to do a theme, but then abandoned it for pretty items that fit together nicely in a group. I also attempted to avoid too many of the "big" sellers (one of the repeated complaints of etsians on the message boards), but there are a few. Crossing my fingers that I'll see it on the front page and create a ton of sales for my picks!

Check out my treasury!

Friday, March 6, 2009

N is for Nina

I am excited to have made my first custom stationery sale!

Rebecca from beccabeedesigns purchased two printable stationery sets and had one customized for her daughter Nina. Thanks for the purchase Rebecca!

To see more of my custom stationery, check out my shop!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Client: The Muddy Moose

Deb from The Muddy Moose hired me to freshen up her shop banner, avatar and placeholder image. She wanted something a little brighter than her current feel and we ended up with a playful design reflecting her shop's Moose-y name and the natural bath products you can find there. Check it out!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Now with 20% more Adorableness!

In addition to custom graphic design, my shop now features printed and printable cards, tags and stationery. Extra bonus - every design is customizable! Check it out!

Lovely Package

I admit it: I'm a marketer's dream. Not only do I shop impulsively, I often judge books (ok, products) by their covers. There is no temptation like pretty things in prettier packaging. That's why I love to check out Lovely Package, a site solely dedicated to package design.

Living with a person who knows more about wine than the average bear, I should know how to choose a good bottle. And I do...the best wines have the coolest labels. Right?

I want to work as a scientist at the Chocolate Research Facility. The project website has a fun feature...if you don't click quickly enough the entire screen gets covered in electronic chocolate.

And finally a book with a cover that probably trumps its content.

What packaging do you like?

Sunday, March 1, 2009


Yet another tiny blog sliding down the vast series of tubes that make up teh interwebs.

I suppose my number one reason for starting this blog is to promote my shop, so let's get that out of the way. It's called olliegraphic and you can find it here. In the shop you will find cards, prints, printable stationery and more. I also do custom graphic design for those who need it.

Aside from that, I hope to use this blog as a place to bookmark my favorite design finds, record random thoughts and track my progress towards my various goals...more to come on that later.

If anyone cares, I'd love to hear from you!