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January 30, 2008

Facebook allowed me to reconnect with a friend from high school named Lee-Ann, who is currently studying graphic design. Being the avid little RSS subscriber, I’ve been reading her blog for a while, and saw a post back in late November about some graphics work she wanted to make public. One of her assignments was to create some poster ideas, and her designs impressed me enough to hire her to my roster of graphic artists who I use for my various freelance projects.

After a single round of drafts and some feedback from me she came through with six designs, and I picked my top three favorites and build a rotating banner script for them until I decide which one to keep permanently. My basis for hiring Lee-Ann was two-fold:

Robert and his wife are expecting a baby in April and he’ll have his hands full for the foreseeable future, and Lee-Ann holds down a couple of jobs to put herself through school, so any way to help a friend, I’m all over it.

Plus, her designs rock.

All I had to do was send her a sample of the business card I got from VistaPrint, and she came up with some great designs. Thanks again, Lee-Ann!

So now I’m stuck trying to pick my favorite. I’m leaning towards the darker of the three for the contrast, but the other two are closer matches to the business card design I got from VistaPrint which I’ll be spreading all over the SCALE Linux Expo happening near LAX on the weekend of Feburary 8-10.

Feel free to leave a comment telling me which one is your favorite, maybe I’ll let you folks pick it for me…

update 2017

I eventually chose one of Lee-Ann’s designs and had it on the site for several years.