diane gibbs' Profile

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I am a graphic designer and design educator by day and all other times, i create accessories for women and accessories for the home. From jewelry to mixed-media collage art to hand-painted signs to nightlights, I spend a lot of time creating. Most of my clients are mom's who enjoy having something unique to wear or to hang in their home. I create a line of flower hair accessories which many mom's purchase for themselves and their daughters.

It is critical to my well-being to create something daily, whether it is for a client, a student, or an accessories customer. I fell in love with design and type (although I did not know what it was called) when I was in the 3rd grade. I created a line of bookmarks and made a catalog and showed it around to my extended family, ready to sell. As a child when on vacation, you could find me at the brochure kiosk at the welcome stations. I would fill up my backpack…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 25
  • Joined November 23, 2007

Favorite materials

numbers and letters, old postage stamps, typography, ephemera

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Hand-made Accessories for You & Your Home

About

I am a graphic designer and design educator by day and all other times, i create accessories for women and accessories for the home. From jewelry to mixed-media collage art to hand-painted signs to nightlights, I spend a lot of time creating. Most of my clients are mom's who enjoy having something unique to wear or to hang in their home. I create a line of flower hair accessories which many mom's purchase for themselves and their daughters.

It is critical to my well-being to create something daily, whether it is for a client, a student, or an accessories customer. I fell in love with design and type (although I did not know what it was called) when I was in the 3rd grade. I created a line of bookmarks and made a catalog and showed it around to my extended family, ready to sell. As a child when on vacation, you could find me at the brochure kiosk at the welcome stations. I would fill up my backpack with very unnecessary brochures boasting of things like alligator farms to basket weaving. I was not picking them up for their content but rather for their design. I was hooked. I did not know it was called graphic design but luckily I went to a great school, Auburn University (war eagle) in Alabama for my undergraduate degree. I received my B.F.A. in graphic design from Auburn University in 1996. After Auburn my best friend from college and I moved to Colorado and found design jobs there. After 5 years of working in the design business (everything from design firm, magazine publishing, and corporate I decided to pack up and move to Virginia to pursue my graduate degree from Virginia Commonwealth and finished in 2002.

I fell in love with typography during my undergraduate degree. I love working with numbers and letters in all parts of my life. I think that is why my jewelry, nightlights, collage art, and signs play a big part in my accessories that I create.

Check out my blog at adaytocreate.wordpress.com for tips and insight into my process and exploration.

If you want to see my design site go to www.littlebirdcommunications.com

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