Dressed up in Manda Mac

Dressed Up in Manda Mac

Hey friends, do you have a great idea for a custom t-shirt? Need a team logo for your jerseys? I can help and make your idea wearable! I love getting asked to make custom graphics that my clients can put on shirts, sweaters, pants…you name it! Perhaps your band needs some new t-shirt designs, or maybe you have a stellar, custom gift idea for your friends. The possibilities are endless! If you’re looking for a unique addition to your wardrobe, contact me now to discuss your ideas!

Digital Love for Digital Portraits

Digital Love
for Digital Portraits

As a graphic designer, I knew I should be putting my skills to work when creating gifts for my 4 beautiful bridesmaids…but what to do? I thought it would be fun to create caricatures of them, I mean, who doesn’t want a cartoon version of themselves?! I then stumbled upon an old tutorial on Design Instruct that taught me some really cool techniques for creating digital portraits, it made the portraits take on more of a tactile feel like it was painted with watercolour and marker. I used Adobe Illustrator and my tablet and pen, and started sketching. While they were time consuming projects (I may be a slight perfectionist) the end results were even better than I had hoped. It was really fun trying to “capture” my lovely ladies, making sure I got that sparkle in their eye or that certain curl of their lip. I’ve already received a few requests to make more of these portraits so I thought I’d post and let all ya’ll know that this will be a service I can offer my clients. Let’s get digital!

For any fellow designers or artists that are interested in learning how to create these digital portraits, take a look at Miguel Cardona’s tutorial on Design Instruct: Make Watercolor and Marker Style Portraits with Illustrator

Connect with me through my website, my facebook page or email me at manda.mac.design@gmail.com to inquire about getting a portrait done!

Baby’s First Blog, Baby’s First Client

Baby’s First Blog, Baby’s First Client

Hello and welcome to my very first blog post! I’m incredibly excited to finally be launching this blog to keep my friends and clients up-to-date with Manda Mac Designs. It’s been a crazy few months since stepping out on my own as a freelance graphic designer and it’s hard to know where to even begin! The first major client-contract I landed was a company called SceneDoc; they’re located in Mississauga and create software platforms for Public Safety (apps that can help a police officer document a crime scene). They’re an incredibly fun, ambitious and exciting group to work with and I thoroughly enjoy creating marketing material for them. Some projects I’ve created for them over the last few months range from trade booth graphics, to magazine ads, to infographic slideshares. It’s refreshing being able to work on various mediums for one corporation, they’re not afraid to get their name out there in any way, shape or form!

Here’s a few examples of the projects I’ve designed for them so far: