Sunday, May 18, 2008

New Blog!

Head on over to the new Designs by Taz blog!

And be sure to update your bookmarks and feedreaders as I won't be updating this site any longer.

See you on the other (cuter) side!


Thursday, April 03, 2008

Love Dots: Meant to be

Check out Pam from Pamela G Photography with new branding set from the Love Dots templates! So cute, a perfect match. I love how she incorporated the heart graphic into her "o" on the business card. Thanks for sharing Pam!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Branding Package : Forever After Images

In addition to the logo I created for Rosie at Forever After Images, I also worked on her blog header template, letterhead, trifold brochure and an 8 page PDF menu detailing wedding packages including a booking form and welcome letter. Check out her subtle and sophisticated look below.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Mail Call

I was SO excited to get my mail today. For two reasons actually. First, I've been waiting for some document boxes I ordered from See Jane Work. I got a bunch of each style: art, letter, file & magazine holder in "grass" from the office basics line. The color is fantastically bright green and I can't wait until I move into my new apartment and can put them to good use!

But the really great treat in today's mail was a package from Elizabeth McCormick - with samples of all her new branding materials. Take a peak...doesn't everything look just gorgeous! (and yes, that is one of my new green boxes).

If I've designed something for you and you've gotten it printed I would LOVE a hardcopy for my portfolio - just email me for my address.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Email Issues

It has come to my attention that some incoming emails are going missing. I have no idea why this is happening, but I can assure you, it is frustrating! PLEASE, if you use my contact page or email me and do not have a reply within 24 hours, please re-email me! I am normally good about getting back to people - but I can't respond to an email I don't see!

Thanks :)

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Kit n Caboodle : Elizabeth McCormick Photography

It's the greatest feeling when I finish one of these sets! This is Elizabeth's new complete branding package for Elizabeth McCormick Photography

The Kit n Caboodle package I offer comes with the works: Logo, Business Card, Letterhead, Trifold Brochure, Notecard, and Envelope. In this set, I also designed an extra 5x5 insert for Elizabeth to use along with her trifold, (perfect for information you don't need to hand out to everyone, that changes frequently, or if you need just a bit more room).

Elizabeth's new set uses punches of cool greens and blues alongside a crisp white. Clean & Simple at its best.

Thanks Liz!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Logo and Letterhead : Gina Geigley Photography

I've worked with Gina of Gina Geigley Photography before, and with her move to a new market on a new coast, she was ready for a new look. Gina had her heart set on using orange, and what we've come up with reflects the warm vibrancy of SoCal. Thanks Gina!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Logo: A.W. Photography

Introducing a logo for Anslee at A.W. Photography. I just love the soft colors in her logo, I'm so used to designing with brights, this was a welcome change :) I also designed an abbreviated logo, perfect for use in constricting spaces like web templates or pens.

Thanks Anslee

Mini Marketing | Romance

Another mini marketing set - Romance, with a subtle tone on tone pattern and light texture. The base color on the pattern/texture portion of the design can be edited using the hue/saturation layer adjustments.

Also, all the mini marketing sets are now available for purchase. They include letterhead and a matching double-sided business card. Purchase with the Buy Now button to the right, and please specify which collection you want.

Files come as layered PSDs at 300DPI in CMYK and are editable for color, photo and text. (Romance and Love Dots color can only be altered with a replace color or hue/saturation slider adjustment). Just drop in your logo and send it off to the printers :)

Set is $65 USD, introductory pricing.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Mini Marketing Sets | Coming Soon

My most popular custom design commissions beyond logos are business cards and letterhead, and so the mini marketing set delivers just that! Mini set includes a letterhead design, and a double sided business card design - perfect for maintaining a consistent look across the collateral you will use most!

More designs on the way - and I may be able to offer an "expansion pack" with a trifold, and notecard depending on time and interest ;)

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Logo etc : Lisa Slotsve Photography

A new logo and business card for Lisa Slotsve Photography. Check out the power of simplicity.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Template Tutorial

Yours truly showing you how fast and simple it is to use the Designs by Taz templates with clipping masks :) Please, send me an email or leave a comment if you have any questions- this was my first time trying to create a video tutorial - I'm sure I left something out!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Business Card: Pattison Photography

A new card to go along with the new Pattison Photography logo! I think these will be printed on plastic, can't wait to see the final product!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Logo: Elizabeth McCormick Photography

A new fresh look for Liz over at Elizabeth McCormick Photography - part of a whole new identity package (with yummy colors) to come!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Logo: Forever After Images

A new logo for Rosie at Forever After Images. The perfect blend of romance and class. Rosie is prepping her new blu site (I got a sneak peak) but for now you can check out her blog.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Logo : Fresh Sugar

A cool, clean look for Brandy over at Fresh Sugar Photography

Brandy has a new logo that works for both her sub-brands Fresh Sugar Kids and Fresh Sugar Style (seniors).

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Pop Heart Valentine Wallets

Pop Heart Valentine Wallets are perfect for Valentine's Day mini sessions or your kids valentines

This set of 8 minis are sized as a standard wallet. Files are layered so you can change/add text, colors and customize.

And here are a few samples up close :)

The template with the 4 different color photos comes with the overlays to do the same thing to your wallet card! You can also edit the overlay colors.

$35, payable to


Wednesday, January 09, 2008

On a roll now...

Another look completed in 2008 - introducing a logo for Carol Sullivan Photography. Carol wanted to bring some fun color into her logo, polka dots, and mimic traditional photo filters. I'd say we accomplished that!

Monday, January 07, 2008

A New Logo for Pattison Photography

Launching a new logo for Bob and Tricia at Pattison Photography - I love the new color scheme they are going with, can't wait to see their updated site :)

Sunday, January 06, 2008

A Couple of New logos

Been hard at work lately finalizing some new logos. Launching a new logo for Lisa at Mashak Imaging and for Donna at Exposures of Life.

Thanks ladies!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

New Logo for Angie

I created this new look for Angie over at Simplicity Photography. The scroll frame was inspired by a new victorian-esque pendent I recently bought. Just goes to show you there is inspiration in the everyday!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Coming soon | Toppings

I am working on a few sets of "toppings" to add to the Asuka Vanilla templates (or any other projects you want to dress up like storyboards, cards, or blends). Simple color washes, understated dots and petite stripes make up this collection to add just that simple something to any project. Just drag and drop the patterned backgrounds onto your canvas and go! Below is a sneak peek of one collection used on an Asuka Vanilla template. And depending on how adventurous I get, there might be simple phrase brushes or pngs included as well :)

Stay tuned for more info :)

New store in the works

I'm working on installing an online shop for all my products so that you can pay online and download your products right then and there. Its been in the works for awhile now, just haven't had the time to sit down and customize it. It is on my (very long) to do list though! Won't that be cool?

Thursday, October 18, 2007

New Logo for Melissa

Launching a new logo for Melissa Stephens Photography, I love how elegant it is! and swirls are *so* trendy right now! So many times my clients want bright or fun colors in their logo, and its nice to get back to classic, simple, grey.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Jill Beamer | Logo

Introducing a logo for Jill Beamer Photography. I'm lovin' it. Simple, colorful, and modern. Thanks Jill!