Ultra-Violet | 2018 COLOR OF THE YEAR

As I am trying to catch up with everything that has been going on this year, I finally got a chance to go over the color of this year, ultra-violet. Every year I post about the color and how it is used in fashion, home decor, the arts and design but this year I wanted…

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10 Great Packaging Design Trends for 2018

I wanted to start by saying that it has been a long time. A really long time! Things have been great and super busy for Mio Creative Design and blogging has fallen to the back burner. But I am back and hoping to focus more on the design industry in general. So even though we…

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DIY – Repurposing Wood Crates

To help celebrate our mother Earth today, I wanted to repost this blog about repurposing wood crates. There are a hundreds of incredible ideas to repurpose an old wood crate that you can find anywhere for almost nothing. They are easy, cheap, and are very much in trend. Many big brand furniture stores would sell…

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All about triangles

Geometric patterns are classics in modern design speak. But one that especially resonates these days is the triangle. Specifically, triangles laid end to end to create mesmerizing larger-scale geometrics, and often in three or more different colors for dramatic effect. For the last couple of years, triangle motifs began to show up in dimensional tiles,…

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Christmas Cards

Top photo from PopSugar. I must say that even Christmas cards seem to go through trends and evolve with time. In the last couple of years, I noticed a tendency of personalization with Christmas cards since there is more access to graphic programs and printers. You will see more family photos, your favorite pet or…

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Matches

I must like mini things! I stumbled upon these beautiful matches images on Pinterest and found them irresistible! With all types of design styles, botanical, typography, modern, young, you can make it a fun little touch around your house. Here are some beautiful images…I feel another freebie coming on! For more, please visit my “Matches”…

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Infographics Design

Recently, I have been hearing more and more about infographics. Being in the packaging industry, I have not had a chance to work much with it so this was something that I wanted to take a closer look at. An infographic (information graphic) is a representation of information in a graphic format designed to make…

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Self branding

Graphic designers are constantly under pressure to be creative at all times. Everything we do is expected to be designed, including our resumes. Typing up your career accomplishments in a word document is simply not acceptable in the design world. We have to sell ourselves and stand out from other creative designers. The pressure is…

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Party Invitations

Tis the season to send party invitations again! The art of sending real invitations via ground mail is something that we have to hold on to. There is something special about getting an invitation in your mail. It makes your guest feel special and your party more desirable. Here are some amazing and creative party…

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Creative Barcodes

Barcodes: it is an optical machine-readable representation of data relating to the object to which it is attached. In the past barcodes, have always been designed very basic. It has been seen just as a selling tool.   Now, designers are looking at it, as another way to elevate a packaged product, a way to get more…

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