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Free Printable Notebook Covers

Thank you to HP Instant Ink for partnering with us to create these printable notebook covers. While we are not in school anymore, we love love school and office supplies, and who doesn’t love a cute notebook? So we decided to put some of our patterns to good use and make you some useful notebook […]

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Coming Soon: A Visual Guide for Artists!

If you follow us on social media you might have seen some excitement lately as we are finalizing this digital visual guide for artists that we are calling: Stand out! We teamed with other artists and experts to share 12 tips that will help us all stand out from the crowd. The guide is very visual, […]

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Make Art that Sells Class: Home Decor Collections

One of our 2016 goals is to be more consistent in creating art regularly. We are starting with dedicating 20 minutes minimum a day to art creation. The idea is to start small but cultivate the habit solid. After the 20 min. are over we usually stay or move to a creative project where we […]

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Celebrate all your Successes! Website Launch {Giveaway}

We are beyond excited over here, our secret is out!! And we are in full on celebration mode!! The thing is, we realized (at a deeper level) that as creative entrepreneurs it’s very important to celebrate our big and small successes. Far too often we overlook the finish lines and go right into trying to […]

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6 Tips to Create Everyday and Build the Habit

I have a confession to make. I am an artist. I haven’t sat down to paint and create new art in 4 months. There I said it! Brené Brown says “Shame cannot survive being spoken.” Today I decided to kill shame and write this blog post. If you are an artist, you are probably following […]

Tips to create everyday and build a habit. Real life artist recommendations even for non-creatives! Great resource!

Making Mockups: A Tool to Fine Tune Art Licensing Collections

We have been working lately on making beautiful mockups for our buyers in art licensing. It’s amazing the difference that it makes to see our art and designs on a digital mockup or a real product than just flat on a pattern. This is especially true for some categories more than others. Meaning, it wouldn’t […]

Make mockups out of flat art to cater to buyers in Art Licensing industry -daridesignstudio.com

Hand-Lettering: Creating a Postcard

It’s no secret that we love fonts and lettering around here, so diving into the hand-lettering world comes very natural to us. We also love to keep learning and take online classes whenever we find a good fit.  This time I took Martina Flor’s class in Skillshare and I love the results so I wanted to […]

A process of hand-lettering, learning and practicing with one word. Vectorized hand-lettered word. -daridesignstudio.com

4 Photo Tips to Create the Best Holiday Photo Cards

It’s that time of the year when you might be preparing your photos for your family holiday photo cards! And we can help! It’s no secret that we love photography. Well, I love looking at the photos my sister loves taking.  So that makes us a well-rounded, photography-loving pair. Head over to our new Minted […]

4 photo tips to make the best holiday photo cards! Plan your photo first using these simple and easy tips, then choose your templates! -DariDesignStudio.com

7 Tips to Plan a Photo Shoot on a Budget

We manage our business virtually. I live and work from my home in LA and Dariela lives and works from her home in San Diego. People always ask us, how do we manage to do this? For some reason we always feel that no matter how we explain this in words, seeing images of how […]

Dariela and dariana Cruz in their studio -DariDesignStudio.com

Surface Pattern Design: Product Photo Shoot

Today we are sharing all our inside out on how we prepared and made decisions for our product photos. By the way, did you know that “Product and still life photo sessions” is a service we provide? If you are interested in having us photograph your products let us know here.  We recently ordered a bunch […]

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