Monday, August 31, 2009

New Logo Design for Simple Touch

This project was challenging. I needed to come up with an image/logo that represented both massage and organizing. The job became easy when I hired her to organize my office. Once my office was cleared out and organized I felt as light as a feather. I started brainstorming images that gave the impression you were floating away. With massage and organization you can feel this way. A few things came to mind but what stuck was the image of a dandelion floating away. With that in mind I went to work with some ideas. These were my initial ideas. #1 using a dandelion that went to seed in the background with the words over. #2 I was visually describing chaos and calm with the scribble and light faded circle. #3 The fluid S was to show tension floating away. #4 My favorite idea, 3 graphic dandelions floating in the wind. And #5 was a variation on #3.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Inspiration Board

This is an inspiration board that hangs above my computer. I look at it while I work. I am inspired to create from my passions, from my past and my future. #1 My favorite sports graphic, an ad for the Los Angeles Marathon. #2 A collage example from one of my favorite magazines: #3 A metal I got after racing with my daughter in the Iron Girl race series, #4 Andy Warhol pin, love him! #5 A sketch I did about my favorite subject for art Dia de Muertos – Day of the Dead. Check out my art blog for more Day of the Dead art, #6 Christmas card I did for my family…we were the Beatles album cover, Sgt. Pepper. #7 Johnny Depp Rolling Stone cover…who doesn’t love him? #8 Awesome sketched postcard from a dear friend from Australia…check her out at #9 My old political buttons. I don't have one for Obama. #10 Another favorite Artist! #11 Another favorite artist who also produces ArtFest, #12 Some of my art cards, produced for swapping at ArtFest. #13 Wonderful necklace I received from Denise
from ArtFest! See her blog above!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Amazing Kinetic Sculpture Artist from Seattle

Walked the Seattle First Thursday art walk last Thursday and discovered my new favorite sculpture artist from Seattle. Click on the video to see his amazing sculpture! You can view more photos of the art walk at my art blog Hope you enjoy! : )

work in progress from casey curran on Vimeo.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Final Logo Design

The final logo for my client. We decided on a nice metallic copper ink for the bird. I've provided my client with this sheet explaining the color usage and the file types they will receive. They will also get a 2 hour in office training session on logo file types and logo usage. The idea for this logo sheet is from a fellow artist and designer Von Glitchka. Pictures to come of the brochure and business card design.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

More Designs found while spring cleaning

These are some embroidery sample ideas I did when I worked for Brooks Inc. I worked there for a year in the early 90's. I got to travel to Taiwan and over see the manufacturing of the shoes. It was quite an experience. One of the best parts of the job was I got to go running at lunch. I'm a runner so that was a bonus. Most people who worked there were runners. Oh those were the days when I had so much time on my hands. I was married without kids. Wow, you never realize how much time you have when you don't have kids!! I wouldn't trade them for anything though!!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

A camel is a horse designed by a committee.

— Sir Alec Issigonis

Great quote

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Good Designs that were never used : (

As a designer you always create designs that you love but your customer may not. It's ok, and we still love our clients, however they never see the light of day. So here is me, showing off some designs I really liked that didn't go anywhere. I ran across these designs while I was updating the approved file with this years date on it.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

There is something powerful about telling someone "you are amazing". I learned that at a workshop from Julie Hutton. You can find her at She is also a fellow Biznik member who I have come to admire. I've just sent her this graphic. I hope she likes it!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

This is my most current project. Logo design for Nectar Day Spa. I believe we have reached an agreement for the logo. We are still working on the color but are almost there. The brochure and business papers will be printed on a nice recycled paper stock. I planning to help my client work on more promotional items.

I'm meeting with another client tomorrow. It will be a very challenging logo design for a company who produces online forms for school districts all over the United States. My creative juices need some inspiration!! Not sure where I will find inspiration for this project!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Creative License by Danny Gregory

This is a contour drawing concept from Dan Gregory's Book. Your suppose to look at an image and draw it without looking down on your paper. This is of my teenage daughter. She wasn't thrilled with it. It is a great exercise, try it. Check out this artists site:

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Cleaning office today

I'm starting on the dreaded spring cleaning. My office is in need of some major organizing. I've been going through some old files and ran accross some old t-shirt designs I did for Safeco. I thought I would share them. I must get back to my cleaning...yuk!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

This is a flyer and poster I just designed for Business and Professional Women's Foundation, It is an interesting study on how an image/photo can have a huge impact on an advertisement. The first version below had an image that addressed only a certain demographic. The customer needed an image that would include a more diverse population. The image above is much more appropriate for the demographic. My customer is very happy with my work and I believe it will draw a large group to this event. The event is sponsored by Chat with Women that can be found at

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

is not what you see,
but what
you make others see.

-Edgar Degas

Design is my passion!
Creating images that distinguish your product or service is my goal. A designer's job is to communicate, educate, inform, promote, entertain, and motivate through distinctive images and text.

A good designer must solve problems, communicate, visualize, manage, represent, and research your project. For the past 12 years I have developed the skills to achieve these tasks as an effective designer. When hiring Prosimian Design you will receive very personal attention and designs that are effective and affordable.

This is my new blog, which will be updated monthly. Please look through my work. More designs will be added as I sort through my boxes and disks. Please continue to visit my website at, but check back here for more frequent updates.

T-Shirt Design

T-shirt design for Raise the Hope. This group is also associated with Raise the Bar. See the link below for more information.

Flyer and Online Advertisement

Print and web ad for an off road race produced by "Raise the Bar." This company helps people train for triathlons. You can find them at:

Logo Design

Logo design for a business a partner and I started. We were the first to introduce clothing for Webkins, product marketed to children. Unfortunately this endeavor didn't take off. If you are interested in some fabulous styles for your child's Webkins please contact me!

Logo Design, Business Card, Post Card Promotion

Logo design, business card, promotional post card and brochure for Bella Tu Skin and Laser Spa. The post card promotion was very successful and brought many customers into the store!

Logo Design and Business Papers

Logo design and business papers for Vintage Park Funding. Business card was printed on an off white heavy paper stock, front and back.


Advertisement for Singing 101.

Package Design

This is a package and brochure design for a new product called, "Singing 101." This product helps you improve your singing skills in the privacy of your own home. To purchase this product you can find it at this site:

Logo Design

Logo/business card/banner design for BunadBarn. My client designs, hand knits and felts purses. You can see her beautiful work on her Etsy site: Etsy is a site for arts and crafters to sell their wares.

Logo Design

Logo design for independent floral designer. This card was printed on uncoated off white paper stock with a gold metallic ink. The back of the card describes Amy's specialties and gives her contact information.