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AIGA & Anthem Branding “Hoppy Hour”

By on May 20, 2016

One of my favorite AIGA events in recent history was the AIGA Colorado “Hoppy Hour” at Anthem Branding in Boulder, CO. I went with another graphic designer, Blake, and we arrived early to grab appetizers and a beer across the street at the Hungry¬†Toad. After priming up with some humus and Brainless Raspberries by Epic […]

100 Days of Design: The AIGA Nebraska Challenge

By on May 2, 2014

Over the course of 100 days, I used legos, a lite brite and a Connect 4 game. I sharpied a banana, illustrated a sheep with a mohawk and more importantly, tried to create something different every day. At some point, I referenced Justin Bieber. The challenge issued by AIGA Nebraska was to come up with […]

Facebook Cover Images

By on October 8, 2013

Scour the internet and you’re bound to find an unlimited selection of Facebook cover images. I prefer to design my own!

The Importance of a Good Layout

By on April 23, 2013

It’s not enough to have a sharp looking cover. You can’t just slap your logo on every page and call it good. Make sure you have your graphic designer check each and every page for spacing, alignment, and other design issues.

My New Macbook Pro…IT’S HERE!

By on February 8, 2013

If anyone needs me, I’ll be on my new macbook pro for the entire weekend. Sleep? Who needs sleep?

All Aboard!

By on February 6, 2013

I got to design these super cool boarding passes for a Nebraska Make-a-Wish kid. So fun!

Good Reads for Designers & Creatives

By on July 24, 2012

I am always reading books about design and creativity. I found it amusing that I just finished this tiny book, “Steal Like an Artist” while my very next book is the massive book, “The Art of Looking Sideways.” See below. Both books remind me that I became a graphic designer for a reason. Sometimes we […]

Cayden’s Make-A-Wish is Granted

By on April 25, 2012

Today was amazing. I was fortunate enough to take part in a very special day. Cayden’s Make-a-Wish was to be a pop star. I was honored to play a very small part in helping to grant his wish. I designed a cd cover and t-shirt, but there is so much more going on here. Cayden […]

Social Media

By on December 13, 2011

I’ve got a plethora of meetings today involving social media. Is everyone familiar with Google + ? I’ll be learning more about it today.¬†In the meantime, check Ekstein Design out on facebook and twitter! @eksteindesign www.facebook.com/eksteindesign