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Ideas for Creativity in the New Year

“New Year. New Ideas” was my 2018 New Year’s card concept. How are creative ideas generated and what tools can be used to spark the process? I reached out to my team for input and conducted my own research, resulting in an impressive list of suggestions.  The following concepts may appear simple but each is […]

Happy 2017!

The Institute for Healing of Memories-North America

JRC recently worked with The Institute for Healing of Memories-North America (IHOM-NA) branch on refreshing their website and creating a new look with their existing brand elements for their business cards and letterhead. IHM IHOM is a multinational non-profit founded in 1998 to facilitate the healing process in post-apartheid South Africa. IHM In North America, […]

SEO Best Practices

Search engine optimization (SEO) SEO refers to practices that contribute to increasing the visibility of a website in search engines. JRC uses the following practices: Keyword research: Discuss with client what target audiences may be searching for when looking for your services as well as other keywords relevant to the site. Test how the current […]

Responsive Design – What is it?

Good design means nothing if it doesn’t look good across all devices – your desktop, laptop, tablet, and phone. At Julie Ray Creative we practice responsive web design, which means we design websites that respond to the device on which they are viewed. A desktop computer is a landscape (or horizontal) view and is larger […]

Sir Kensington’s: Humor in Design

Sir Kensington’s is a brand of upscale condiments with a sense of humor. The company makes artisanal condiments such as ketchup and mayonnaise. Among its slogans are: “more refined because it’s less refined” and “superior sauces for those with superior tastes.” A list of natural, non-GMO ingredients is the main appeal for these condiments, such […]

Gnome Fest 2014

Gnome Fest, in its third year, is a free event featuring music, food trucks, contests, and other activities that benefit the Humane Society of Southern Arizona. Gnome Fest is put on by Metro Gnome Music and Cycle To Go, a shop that sells and rents musical equipment as well as bicycles and accessories. At Gone […]

Artist Lotta Jansdotter

Jansdotter: Finding Inspiring Patterns in the Everyday Check out the work of artist Lotta Jansdotter, whose designs emerge from her Scandinavian heritage. She works out of her studio and shop in the Gowanus neighborhood in Brooklyn, where she designs and sells fabric by the yard, household furnishings, candles, kitchen textiles, melamine, baby carriers, and many […]

Fun With Design

When our creativity needs a kick-start, there are tons of great resources and projects that inspire us. Here are a handful: The itty bitty project: This clever project by talented design firm Kiss Me I’m Polish invites you to use your imagination when combining small bits to make your own unique t-shirt. One of JRC’s […]

Southwest Folklife Alliance

The Southwest Folklife Alliance has recently formed out of a desire to broaden the mission of Tucson Meet Yourself to make a larger impact throughout the year. One purpose of the Alliance is to emphasize the connection between heritage and economic and social development. The Alliance will offer several programs, including grant opportunities for masters […]