August 10, 2008

What is Desktop Publishing?

So glad you asked!  Because I've compiled a listing of 5  short definitions for you that better explains what desktop publishing is below:

(1) A generic title given to the introduction of personal computers (PC) to typesetting, page composition and image handling. The combination of all these gives electronic control within a single system of what was traditionally a specialist and segmented operation.

(2) Desktop publishing (DTP) software was originally developed to allow computer users to create professional-looking newsletters, magazines and brochures, complete with pictures, diagrams and colour. ...

(3) Commonly used term for computer-generated printed materials such as newsletters and brochures.

(4) Using a personal computer or workstation to produce high quality printed documents. A desktop publishing system allows you to use different typefaces, specify various margins and justifications, and embed illustrations and graphs directly into the text. ...
 
(5) The use of a computer to create documents that can be printed. Specialized software is used to add copy and graphics to the document, which is then outputted to a printer or typesetting equipment.

And there you have it in a nutshell!  Simple right?  I thought so, as I've been doing Desktop Publishing professionally since September 2000, and it's super rewarding, especially if you're a creative type.  So desktop publishing is great if you're looking for a simple way to make your business stand out, or if you're looking for a cheap and easy way to advertise your business with flair.  Desktop Publishing offers the art and project resources you need to design professional printed materials that create that perfect impression.

For even more information on desktop publishing, click here to learn more.

June 23, 2008

CWD For All Your Design & Printing Needs.


Getting it done for Baton Rouge Business Clients since 
September 2000.


Clients Serviced by CWD Include...

Premier Real Estate
2Infinity Productions
CNR Custom Homes
UREC
Saturday Academy
NBR 70805 Plus!
Freedom School
Grandparents House
Project S.U.C.C.E.E.D.
Senator Sharon Weston Broome's Office
Representative Regina Ashford Barrow's Office
RiZ Up Louisiana
AARP of Louisiana
YWCA of Baton Rouge
Southern University
No Limit Records
Edwards Trucking
UBD1 Clothing
Louisiana Housing Community & Economic Development
Set Free Indeed
Precision Title
Community Care Outreach Center of Point Coupee
Achieve To Succeed
SHUKUA Consulting Los Angeles
MahoganyGirl.com
Life Changers Christian Center Church
Hip Candy
Sharon Broome Campaign
Regina Ashford Barrow Campaign
Ronnie Edwards Campaign
Tara Wicker Campaign

Sketches & Graphics & More! Oh my...


A short slide show of some of my design and graphic work.

June 22, 2008

Hip Couture Ready-to-Wear Sample Pricing.


Hip Couture Dresses, jumpsuits, rompers, etc can be purchased in limited edition sizes coming soon to US Trendy!

My Hip Couture shop on Etsy was a venue where I sold samples/prototypes of designs that I was testing and working on. It was a "testing ground" for my designs. There are no custom options or made to measure as of July 1, 2010. Samples/prototypes for sale are generally between a size 6 and a size 8 unless otherwise stated. I enjoy creating, sewing, exploring new silhouettes and finally bringing a garment to life.  I approach pattern making and sewing organically. If you like one of my samples/prototypes, see that it's in your size and decide to buy, fabulous! That's truly all an artist/designer could ask for.
To restate. No custom design. Hip Couture dress samples/prototypes for sale ONLY! Email me for details about sample sales and look for us SOON on US Trendy!