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So far Tracey Lee Cooper has created 7 blog entries.

What NOT to say to a graphic DESIGNER

I’ve decided to do a serious of mini posters outlining some of the more frustrating things clients have said to me over the past 20 odd years. I have pulled many a hair out and been brought to the brink of tears at times … but mostly it’s just funny!!

I do appreciate that many of you […]

By |May 20th, 2015|Maverick Blog|4 Comments

What’s in a name?

Funny story: my BFF gave me 6 letters one Christmas to put up in my newly painted and renovated studio. I rang to chastise her for not being able to spell my name. After she stopped laughing, she said they actually spell out ‘CREATE’. D’oh!

What I LOVE though, is that I ‘almost’ share the exact same […]

By |May 19th, 2015|Maverick Blog|0 Comments

Fitness has never been so much fun!

This poster campaign for a local fitness and nutrition gym has been well received. It highlights the benefits of fitness and the gyms own nutrition plans, uses motivation quotes, targets local identities and shows just how fun you can have while getting fit. While it is unusual for a small business to put so much […]

By |March 21st, 2014|Maverick Blog|0 Comments

Paying a graphic designer: time versus value

A good graphic designer can command decent hourly rates, and as one, I fully appreciate why.  What frustrates me is a client’s perception of time versus value.

When a client asks me to do ‘quick job’, alarm bells are a ringin’. What clients forget is that they are not paying for 10 minutes of my time.  […]

By |April 29th, 2013|Maverick Blog|0 Comments

‘Location specific’ Graphic Design is a thing of the past … forever!

The internet has revolutionised how the world does business. This is undoubtedly the single most amazing feature for any business and perhaps even more so for the small business operator … like a ‘one-woman-band’ graphic designer.

It is a strange knowledge that I have never met a number of my clients and possibly never will. We converse […]

By |March 20th, 2013|Maverick Blog|0 Comments

Fine Art … the Photoshop ‘cheat version’

When my girlfriend turned 50 recently, I wanted to give her something unique and very individual. So I painted her … sort of!

Being a graphic artist rather than a fine artist, I was limited to, but not by, my tools of preference … computer software. Armed with a photo, Adobe Photoshop and some crazy good […]

By |February 21st, 2013|Maverick Blog|0 Comments

Welcome to Maverick 2013

These are exciting times and having an online presence is the way of the future … both professionally and personally … particularly in light of the phenomenal growth of social media channels and the like.

Through this blog, I hope to keep you abreast of trends within my industry as well as showcasing my latest projects.

By |February 20th, 2013|Maverick Blog|0 Comments