Love Letterpress


Letterpress is a 600-year old print and design tradition. Designed by a team led by Two Paper Dolls, The Beauty of Letterpress is an online destination that shows how this ancient print craft continues to excite the most progressive designers today. The website is resource center, a gallery of work and place to discover some of the most talented letterpress operators in the United States. The photos below are drawn from hundreds under the Gallery Tab on the site. Even digitally represented, the work is alluring and nuanced. I am hoping I... Read The Rest →

3-D Printing


I might not be the first one, but it was sure my first time. I attended the 3-D printing exhibition at the Museum für Gestaltung in Zürich and not only got to see several items printed on these wonderful machines, I was also able to print something. The way they set it up was as a recording. You had to sing, yell or just say something during 5 seconds. The computer recorded this and translated your  audio into white matter… mind-blown!

What goes into design pricing?

Clients often come to me with the question of how much a logo or identity design costs. One thing worth stressing is that a lot of time and effort goes into crafting a successfully designed brand identity. So here’s a bit of what I take into account when pricing design work. Priced for Value Pricing can vary widely depending on the project scope and deliverables, but at a minimum, you have to take into account time for research, strategy, meetings, creative design, presentation, file prep and the rights and ownership... Read The Rest →

QR Codes and such

With more than 5 billion mobile phone users in the world, it’s imperative that your company’s mobile marketing strategy is poised to reach this enormous market. From sms marketing to mobile websites – the mobile marketing landscape is more confusing than ever. With so many new technologies, it’s difficult to keep up. One of the newest entrants into the mobile marketing mix is QR codes. So, what are they and how can you benefit from them? Read More

Guidelines for Creating an Effective Mobile Website

According to Digital Buzz Blog, over 70% of the world’s population has a mobile phone – which suggests that mobile web browsing is becoming the norm for consumers around the globe. Have you created a mobile website that can accomplish the same goals as your traditional website? If not, or if your current mobile website isn’t helping you achieve web success, your mobile marketing strategy might need some re-tweaking. Read on to discover how to create an effective mobile website. Read More



©bySandraMays I was asked to work on a logo for a political group here in Long Beach. They are trying to pass Measure N which will give hotel housekeepers a living wage of $13 per hour and 5 sick days off a year.  They have built an interesting coalition of small business supporting them because the 2,000 hotel workers in Long Beach live there as well.  So extra money means they spend more in neighborhood stores and restaurants etc. The branding needed to feel bright, maybe even hand-painted and definitely very latin. OPTION... Read The Rest →

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