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Epic Fail or Epic Tale? Unforgettable Lessons Behind Janet Jackson’s Velvet Rope

Dial-Up Dreams In 1996, the internet was a brave new world, and I was a budding artist with a passion for cartooning…


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3 Lessons on Creativity from Sly Stone’s Memoir

Born a bit too late, I discovered Sly and the Family Stone’s music long after its ’70s heyday. I would…


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Better Communication, Better Design

At the heart of every design is a message – a story waiting to be told. Yet, one common challenge that pops up is when…


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Free Printable Holiday Treat Topper

Most of the time I use my design powers for good, but sometimes… Years ago, I pulled this gag at the office and left…


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Case Study: KISS Package Design

Ever wondered how iconic bands like KISS® make their mark beyond music?  As the band celebrates 50 years of rock 'n'…


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My very own podcast!

Join me, professional designer and pop-culture/music enthusiast Aimee (Bruckner) Stevland in this limited podcast…


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Case Study: Band Logo Refresh

Background The Moonraker 7 is a popular San Francisco Bay-area band, known for their jazz, swing, and mambo renditions…


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“Black Artists Don’t Sell”

The year 2023 marks Hip Hop’s 50th anniversary, where various documentaries have highlighted this simple truth: Hip Hop…


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Case Study: Nonprofit Brand Identity Refresh

FUNetix® is a patented reading app developed by the The American Youth Literacy Foundation, in order to help fulfill…


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