Highlights of the Year 2017

Clarice Gomes Highlights of 2017

Reflecting on the past year, I have to say it’s been a slice. I felt I should document my highlights of the year 2017. It’s been a rollercoaster ride of events, trips and milestones. Here’s a super brief overview. Online Shop Launch I launched my online shop! It was a huge step for me. Overcoming […]

Swash & Serif 4 – Art Gallery Show


Lately, I feel I have been starting almost all my “few and far inbetween” blog posts with something along the lines of, “I know I haven’t posted in a while”. But believe me, it has been on my mind to post. I amm just doing too many things at once, especially with the online store. […]

How to Design a Life by Debbie Millman


I’ve always been a fan of Debbie Millman’s, Design Matters podcast. So when my husband told me that one of his favourite podcasters, Tim Ferriss, interviewed her on his podcast, I had to listen to it. Who is Debbie Millman, you ask? Debbie Millman is a writer, educator, artist, brand consultant and host of the […]

Holiday Greetings & the Online Shop


That’s a wrap, folks. It’s the end of another year. I can hardly believe how quickly this year passed. First off, Merry Christmas! Wherever you are in the world, let’s continue to LOVE on those less fortunate and be THANKFUL for our blessings. Christmas is more about giving than getting. It always brings to focus […]

How I find my creative inspiraton


“Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up” – Pablo Picasso Ain’t that the truth. You are most creative as children. Then you grow up – trained to be an adult that will blend into society. Suddenly your lacking that vivid imagination. Most of us anyways. I don’t […]

Inspiration in Art

Summer blew by like a breeze. I can safely say, I made the best of it, with the kids. While I got to enjoy the great summer we’ve had, the downside of that was, I haven’t been able to post anything. But now that’s school’s back in swing with the cold, I can make time […]

Change your thinking, change your future

clarice gomes game changer

The longer I work for myself, the more I realize how much of an impact my mindset has on my business. Obviously this stems from being my own boss and having to make decisions for myself. I see it reflective in all areas of my life. How can I do “whatever it is” better? Mindset […]

What I Learnt From Paul Arden


As a graphic & web designer I have to make moves to keep myself acquainted with todays trending news and updates. I spend lots of time on social media platforms like Twitter, Instagram and checking Feedly for interesting blog posts. One of the things I rarely do is read. I picked up “Whatever you think […]

How I Designed a Logo for Toronto and Survived

Clarice Gomes City of Toronto Logo Concept

I tried my hand at re-designing the City of Toronto’s logo, got digitally flogged for it, and survived to blog about it. It’s now exactly a year ago that my version of what the City of Toronto’s logo should look like was published online on the Globe and Mail website/ It was titled, “Eight designers […]

#Womenspiration Quotes

First monday in the new year, so lets make this good. You got this! I am in constant need of inspiration. I have many hats to wear and so it’s easy to entertain thoughts like, “I can’t” or “I’m busy”. If I put things down, make it visual, it’s a good reminder that “I can”. […]