Gabrielle is a freelance graphic designer, animator, photographer and filmmaker who has taken on various projects including creating logos for clients, animating commercials for film festivals, working as a character and background designer and animating music videos for musicians.

Gabrielle's articles

  1. Branding Principles for Nonprofits

    Most of us by know by now how difficult a branding process can be. The slightest flaw in brand design will get duplicated onto thousands of banners, business cards, and other marketing paraphernalia. Branding takes work. It isn’t just a company name or a crafty logo that you see in ads or on products—branding is […]

  2. 10 Wonderful Wooden Web Designs

    The use of textures in design is a common practice but, there is something about wooden texture in design that offers unique appeal, whether it’s in graphic, web, or architectural design. Wooden textures bring something to the design table that some textures just can’t. The great thing about using wood textures is that it doesn’t […]

  3. The Anatomy of an Effective Landing Page

    There are many different ways to run a business online, and methods will vary depending on the industry, the target customer, and many other factors. Marketers are often concerned with gaining online exposure, increasing visibility, and attracting web traffic, but the ultimate (occasionally overlooked) goal for all online businesses is not simply generating interest — […]

  4. 20 Creative, Compelling 125×125 Ads

    Advertising is a pivotal part of getting your goods and services sold as a business or company. Lots of websites offer ad space on their sites, but advertising costs are proportional with advertising sizes. It’s fairly easy for a designer to assemble an effective advertisement if it’s large and prominent, but truly talented designers can […]

  5. 20 Inspirational Landing Page Designs

    As all designers know, effective landing pages play a critical role in increasing online transactions and conversions. But, despite the well-known importance of proper, effective landing page design, there’s no one-size-fits-all formula for building a landing page that’s guaranteed to thrive. There are many different approaches to building a high-performance landing page, but they all […]

  6. 15 Inspirational Horizontal Web Portfolios

    The web design world is always changing, not only in terms of design aesthetics and techniques, but also in terms of best practices. Trying to think of new innovative ways to get yourself noticed can be difficult, especially when it comes to captivating the visitors who happen upon your online portfolio. Pushing boundaries in web design […]

  7. Create an Explosive 3D Text Effect in Photoshop

    As graphic designers, we’re always on the hunt for resources to help us perfect our next design, but sometimes we just can’t find what we’re looking for. This is a particularly common challenge when trying to find the perfect font for that prominent headline that must be compelling. Many of us have spent hours scrolling […]

  8. Four Surprisingly Strong Free Design Programs

    If you’re a graphic designer, you know that hard work and constant practice come with the territory. Talented new designers and industry veterans make for a highly competitive landscape. Design professionals often have to perform a budgetary balancing act between offering competitive rates, buying new hardware and software, and of course, paying their bills. When […]

  9. Design a Pristine Glowing Advertisement in Photoshop

    It’s a proven scientific fact that primates are attracted to sparkly things, and we humans are no exception. If you add some shiny baubles to your own advertisement, you’ll have a glowing, captivating graphic with lots of appeal. Let’s learn how.