Category Archives: Graphic Design

DFTVA – Don’t Forget to Vote, America

Back in November I got an email from Hank Green asking if I could design some elements for a new campaign he and the Harry Potter Alliance were launching – DFTVA, or Don’t Forget to Vote, America. The election was coming up, and no matter who you were voting for, Hank and the HPA wanted…

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Custom Rubber Stamps!

Ever since I saw Nubby Twiglet’s blog post from May 2012 about her custom rubber stamps, I’ve had it in the back of my mind that I wanted some custom stamps too. I mentioned custom stamps as a gift idea in my Holiday Gift Guide for Graphic Designers, and then for Christmas, my parents surprised…

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I’m Vlogging Here!

A few days ago Corey Vidal contacted me about designing a teaser graphic for a documentary he’s producing with ShayCarl, I’m Vlogging Here. I really admire everything ShayCarl has done over the last couple of years, and the documentary sounds fantastic, so of course I was happy to help.

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Wonderly Introduction and Logo

Today I’m so excited to tell you guys about a new project I’m involved in, Wonderly! This is a new program by the YouTube network Big Frame, and it brings together tons of your favorite women on YouTube. I had the opportunity to design the Wonderly logo, so I wanted to take you guys through…

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How to Design a Resume

I’ve gotten a lot of questions lately about resumes, so I thought I’d make a video compiling all of my resume tips in one place. I talk about how to design your resume, some little tricks for making it look more professional, and some ideas for how to pad out a resume if you don’t…

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A Look Back at 2012

Hello everyone and welcome to 2013! Unfortunately I’m still sick with a sore throat (it got better after Christmas but then New Years Eve happened and now it’s terrible again). So even though I can’t make a video yet about my new year’s resolutions, I wanted to gather up all the best stuff I made…

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Don’t Break the Chain Calendar 2013

It’s finally here! After posting the original Don’t Break the Chain calendar design back in May, I’ve gotten questions almost every single day about if I’ll make a full-year version for 2013. And so, due to popular demand, here it is. Download the PDF. Reblog this on Tumblr. If you’re new here and are completely…

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Project for Awesome 2012 Designs

We’ve come to end of the 6th annual Project for Awesome, so I thought I would make a video with my thoughts on the whole event and some highlights (including Wil Wheaton watching my video on the livestream!). This was the biggest Project for Awesome yet, raising over $440,000 in just 48 hours! Over 700,000…

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FakeJohnGreen Archive

For Day 6 of my 12 Days of Christmas project, I’ve compiled a full archive of the fakejohngreen photos. If you don’t know, fakejohngreen was a Dailybooth account I ran anonymously from September 1, 2009 to July 19, 2010. The photos were daily for the first two months, and then just sporadically whenever I had a good…

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Holiday Gift Guide for Graphic Designers – Part 2

Day 3 of my 12 Days of Christmas project isn’t a video but a Part 2 to my original Holiday Gift Guide for Graphic Designers. There were so many other products I wanted to recommend but couldn’t fit into the original video/graphic, so here they are now. Keep reading after the jump for links and…

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Holiday Gift Guide for Graphic Designers

For today’s video, I put together a holiday gift guide specifically for graphic designers (aka my own personal Christmas wish list). I hope you guys like my ideas, and stay tuned to my Tumblr when I may be posting bonus wish lists with more items that wouldn’t fit on this one! Check out the video…

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Silver Ampersand Necklaces and Key Chains

Today I am happy to announce the launch of my new jewelry line Karen Kavett Jewelry! In the comments of my videos, I’ve gotten a ton of questions asking where I get all my cool necklaces, and the truth is that most of them I’ve had custom made. One of the most popular necklaces is…

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Visiting a Linotype Machine

While I was in New York, I had the opportunity to go visit Woodside Press, where they have a real, working Linotype machine. I got in contact with them after seeing Davin Kuntze in the documentary Linotype: The Film. I just thought the Linotype machine was the coolest thing after learning about the history and…

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