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Product Design Process: Brass Metal Nursery Mobiles

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Product Design Process: Brass Metal Nursery Mobiles

I wanted to share a little glimpse into the design process for some my products. I ran across this old moon mobile product idea that has yet to come to life. All our our designs start as hand drawn or digitally drawn sketches done by me before they come to life. I absolutely love the initial design process, where you can dream up anything. I love creating mockups and working out the details. It is a really exciting part of the process. In this case, this would eventually be all brass metal mobile. It’s based off of our monstera leaf...

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Simple + Easy Collage Art Project: Totem Shapes with Cut Painted Paper

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Simple + Easy Collage Art Project: Totem Shapes with Cut Painted Paper

STEP 1: Collage Inspiration - Geometric Totem Shapes I’ve been tossing around some new product ideas for a new collection lately. I created these totem shape jewelry pieces last year for Rare Bird and they’ve been a big hit with our customers. Totem Shape Necklace | Totem Shape Earrings   I’ve been interested in seeing how they translate into other products, like wall hangings and prints. I had an idea of the composition I would like to go with on a couple pieces, but hadn’t mustered up enough motivation to bring them to life yet. STEP 2: Paint your collage papers My...

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Rebranding My Art Business: Personal Brand vs Business Brand

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Rebranding My Art Business: Personal Brand vs Business Brand

I’m happy to announce a little change to my business/career today. Today I changed the name on my Instagram account from my business brand name to personal brand name. I also debuted my new personal art/design website as well. Why a personal brand is important for me Rare Bird Designs will continue to run as a it’s own business with it’s own website for now and I may create separate IG account for it in the future or I may just change the name down the road, but for now it makes most sense to keep it all under the umbrella of...

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