December 4, 2014

Meet Jessica of Creative Index + a giveaway! (CLOSED)

 // Some of my favorite things from Jessica's shop! If you're holiday shopping, some of these might catch your eye. // 

Hello! 

Today, I'm so excited to have Jessica from the Creative Index here to share a little about herself, her design superpower {ha! read on to see what I mean!} and her fabulous work. Plus, she is giving away a couple of items {an 8 x 10 art print and mug of your choice} from her Society6 shop to one lucky reader! Yay! 

I'm a huge fan of Jessica's work and she also belongs to one of the cutest cocker spaniels I ever did see {hi Bosco!}. But most importantly, I am truly thankful for her kindness, friendship and support throughout the time we've gotten to know each other. She is genuine, so very sweet and amazingly talented. She sat down and answered a few question, and I hope you'll find her, her work and shop just as lovely as I do! 


Q // Tell us a little about yourself!
A // Hi everyone! I’m Jessica, a graphic designer originally from Buffalo, NY, now residing in North Carolina with my adorable pup and amazing husband. I am obsessed with all things art & design related, have a weakness for cupcakes, love being a beach bum and drink way too much coffee! When I’m not in front of my computer, I love taking Bosco for walks, exploring for antiques and thrifted treasures and baking…. even though I’m not that great at it!

Q // How did you get involved with design work and where do you draw your inspiration from? 
A // I got interested in design back in high school. I was never a great “artist” (I’m horrible at painting/drawing) but my school just got a new digital computer lab and I thought it was pretty cool…. filled with fancy new iMac’s. (this was over 10 years ago!! eeek!) I took several classes and my teachers always told me I had a great eye for design & typography, so I just sorta stuck with it!

I get my inspiration from all over the place! Besides Pinterest, I love going to Barnes & Noble and flipping though art & design books! I can spend hours there getting lost in those pages! And just being out and about, inspires me! Sometimes I’ll see a great package design or color palate and I make a mental note, so I can put my own twist on it! 

Q // What is your design superpower?
This is a hard one…. never really thought about a design superpower! I guess it would be simplicity if that that counts! haha My approach to design is simple & minimal, but still strong and effective. Design doesn’t need to be complicated or over-done. It’s all about balance and white space… and the right fonts! ;)

Q // What are some of your favorite holiday picks for the design and pet lover from your shop? 
A // For the designers and type nerds, my favorite picks are my Beautiful Reasons & Ampersand prints. For the pet lovers, I think this print would be great! Or either of these mugs. (dog / cat)

Q // Just for fun, ninja or pirate? 
A // Ninjas rule! ;)


Thanks Jessica! I also wanted to mention these wonderful free printable holiday tags Jessica has available for download on her blog. I just printed them yesterday as I was wrapping Yangkyu's gift. I love them!

Now on to the giveaway! It's open internationally and will run until 12:00 AM EST, Thursday, December 11. Use the Rafflecopter below enter! Good luck and Happy Holidays! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

32 comments

  1. Lovely post and fantastic giveaway, thanks for sharing! :)

    I have a new outfit on the blog, would love to know your thoughts:

    http://electricsunrise.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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  2. So many favorites! Sweet dreams, life is better with a dog, and the abstract flowers. Nice work!

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  3. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Meow mug

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/103301385178675376/

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  4. Lovely post! I recently started following Jessica on bloglovin & instagram, so this post allowed me to get to know her a little bit better :) Thank you!

    P.S. My favorite item from her shop is "Life is better with a dog" tote in the orange font :)

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  5. If I have to choose only the one it would be Follow your bliss tote bag, I wouldn't mind to be reminded of that every day (-:

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  6. My favorite is life is better with a dog mug

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  7. So many awesome items in the shop! My favourite is the Happiness Is A Wet Nose mug.

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  8. Thanks Jane for the lovely feature! Good luck everyone!

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  9. I love the throw pillows. I would have to get the Life is Better with a Cat (and a dog! I'd have to get two!). I think they'd look great on my couch. ;) Great giveaway! I love Jessica's design taste.

    Christina
    www.cityloveee.blogspot.com

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  10. Oooh it's hard to pick just one, but I really love the black and white XOXO pillow!

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  11. I love that simplicity is her design superpower:)

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  12. Her designs are lovely. For some reason the entry copter wont load for me, hopefully I can remember to come back and enter late lol

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    1. oh no! sorry to hear that you are having trouble. that happened to me once and it might be a cache problem. try deleting the cache and history on your computer and coming back to this page. i hope that works!

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  13. Her designs are so beautiful! I'm really smitten with her LOVE prints and mug. So pretty. I entered. Thanks for the giveaway Jane.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  14. loving the love blush print! .. or maybe a mug! ^^

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  15. What a lovely store - I think I have to go with the "life is better with a cat" print as my fav (even though I love dogs too!!)

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  16. Nice to meet Jessica! She has a lovely store indeed! So many cool things but I should have to go with the "life is better with a cat" throw pillow! So Juno can demonstrate so by sleeping next to it ;P

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  17. I love her work!!! Just so fantastic!!! Thank you for passing on the inspiration friend! Nicole xo

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  18. The mug with life is better with a dog and the tote of crazy dog lady are awesome! :D

    Does following with GFC also count?

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  19. The phone case and mugs are my faves :D

    bcfactor.blogspot.com

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  20. This is so sweet, love her work. The 'Love' prints are gorgeous :)) Have a wonderful weekend dolls x

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  21. Jessica's work is lovely! My favorite would be the Love Grows print!

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  22. Fantastic post! I love that kitty frame xD My boyfriend's mom loves cats and after seeing that frame, I might just head over to check it out!

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  23. So many amazing things!
    "There are so many resaons to be happy" - favourite :)
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  24. I like the "And so the adventure begins" print.

    7% Solution

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  25. Favorite item is "Life is Better With A Cat - Stone Grey" mug hehe so perfect! But really I'm obsessed with everything, such a pretty shop.

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  26. diggin her Ampersand - Black/Charcoal throw pillow <3

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  27. I love the "and so the adventure begins" print!

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  28. Happiness is a wet dog and a wagging tail :) that mug is divine!

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  29. The pink "Crazy Cat Lady" mug is so up my alley, love it!

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