Yearly Archives: 2013

Don’t Break the Chain Calendar 2014

You guys keep asking me for it so here it is – the Don’t Break the Chain Calendar 2014. This was originally inspired by the Charlie McDonnell video Don’t Break the Chain back in 2012, and it’s a pretty simple idea. Basically, for each calendar that you print out, choose one activity that you want…

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Project for Awesome 2013 Designs

The Project for Awesome 2013 has just ended and it was easily the best year yet. We raised over $800,000 for charity, and tons of amazing videos were uploaded to the site. Once again I had the chance to design the website and thumbnail, and I wanted to share the whole process with you down…

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Gift Kit Ideas for Crafters, Graphic Designers, and YouTubers

After my Holiday Gift Guide video the other day, I wanted to make another gifting video, but this time about gift kits that you can put together for various interests. I decided to make examples for my top three interests – Crafting, Graphic Design, and Vlogging. Check out the Subblime lists to get links to…

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Holiday Gift Guide for Graphic Designers 2013

I hope you’ve all been good this year, because it’s finally Christmastime which means it’s time for my annual Graphic Designer’s Holiday Gift Guide! I picked out a ton of stuff this year, some stuff that I already have, and some that I’m asking for on my own Christmas list. I hope you get some…

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Clue: The Hunger Games Catching Fire Edition

My new project is finally done – A Hunger Games: Catching Fire version of the board game Clue! It’s been a while since I made the Doctor Who Guess Who game, and I though it was time to make another board game parody. With the new Catching Fire movie coming out, I thought a version…

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How to Dress Like Your Ford Fiesta

For October’s Ford Fiesta mission, I decided to make a Halloween costume based on my Ford Fiesta (I know it’s way past Halloween now, but the video was only just approved by Ford to post!). I went to thrift stores to get supplies, and then did a photoshoot with the costume. Keep reading to see…

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New Ampersands Poster and Bookmarks

I know I’ve been talking about this like crazy on my videos, but I wanted to make a post here as well with some pretty pictures of my new merchandise! Both the poster and the bookmarks are available for pre-order now and will ship in time for Christmas, so head over to DFTBA to get…

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DIY No-Carve Pumpkins

Wow, it’s been so long since I put up a crafting blog post on here. I really wanted to do at least one Halloween craft this year, so when I saw an article in HGTV Magazine about no-carve pumpkins designed by HGTV stars, I knew I wanted to recreate some and share them with all…

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Buying Books T-Shirt

This shirt has been available on DFTBA for a while now, but I only just had one sent to me, so better late than never for a blog post, right? Keep reading to learn the whole story of how it came about!

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Pride and Prejudice: The Lizzie Bennet Diaries Edition

I finally got my copy of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries Edition of Pride and Prejudice! I started working on designing it back in March, and now it finally exists as a real book. Keep reading to learn more about what went into designing it, and check out The Lizzie Bennet Diaries on YouTube if you’re…

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VidCon 2013 Designs

VidCon 2013 was last weekend and now I can finally show you the shirt, poster, and Bingo board I designed for it! I felt really honored that Hank asked me to handle the designs this year, since over 12,000 of the shirts were printed and distributed, and the Bingo board was included in every single…

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Lifescouts Instrument Badges

A few months ago, Alex Day emailed me asking if I would be interested in designing some Lifescouts badges for Music Month. I had previously designed a styleguide for designers of the badges, and I think the whole project is really cool, so of course I said yes. If you haven’t heard of it, Lifescouts…

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Lizzie Bennet Diaries Merchandise

If you weren’t watching The Lizzie Bennet Diaries when it first aired, you were seriously missing out. But luckily, the whole show is still up on their YouTube channel for you to enjoy in the entirety. If you didn’t know, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries is a modern, vlog-style adaption of Pride and Prejudice, and I…

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