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Five reasons your small business needs great design

Five reasons your small business needs great design

    You show up every day to grind and grow your business to help it become a sustainable and profitable (and fulfilling!) operation. And as an entrepreneur, you know you’ll have to wear many hats from marketing and sales to accounting and...

A Thought Experiment in Working Remotely

A Thought Experiment in Working Remotely

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How to manufacture a product overseas

How to manufacture a product overseas

(Update: I apologize, but my shop has been temprarily taken down. Check back summer 2018) I recently ordered some products from India in preparation for my online store launch – shop.tflem.com. I knew that I wanted to manufacture a brass sculpture using one of my...

How to build a hand lettered logo in Adobe Illustrator

How to build a hand lettered logo in Adobe Illustrator

I recently finished up a hand lettering logo project for a client and wanted to show you my complete vectorizing process to convert a hand drawn logo into a digital, scalable, vector graphic in Adobe Illustrator. This video is just under 30 mins, so get your popcorn...

Branding & Vectorizing Process (video)

Branding & Vectorizing Process (video)

Few things in my life are as tedious or time consuming, but at the same time rewarding and satisfying, as vectoring out an illustration, custom typography, or logo. Not a lot of people completely understand the process that goes into creating a custom vectorized...

Custom Typography Process

Custom Typography Process

Here’s a peak behind the scenes at my custom typography process. It all starts with sketching and ends with a slight obsession over smoothing out bezier curves in Adobe Illustrator… First I sketch to find a combination of letterforms I like, playing around with...

2015 Year in Review

2015 Year in Review

    I know it’s not New Years Eve or anything, but it’s never too late to take a break and reflect on what you’ve accomplished in the past year and pause to set some goals for the year ahead. Life’s been changing and I’ve rolled with the punches, but all in all it was...

The Inspiration Fallacy

The Inspiration Fallacy

    Everyday we go out into the world full of fancy cars, perfect packaging, sleek branding, captivating advertisements and we get inspired by the people who are making amazing things. We think to ourselves “Wow, these are amazing creators. If only I only had the...

Have yourself a funky little Christmas

Have yourself a funky little Christmas

If you’re anything like me, you might need a little refresh on your Christmas music. If you think your holiday tunes lack a little soul, funk or boogie-woogie, I’ve put together playlist that’ll make you wanna dance down the stairs on Christmas morning like the intro...

Thankfulness

Thankfulness

I recently attended my first Creative Mornings event last Friday in downtown Dallas to listen to Jason Franzen of MoreSimple.com speak about his journey through design and how he eventually wound up working for his lifelong hero, Prince. It was an amazing event full...

Howdy World

Howdy World

Hello world, I can’t believe it’s already November and what an eventful year it has been! I recently left the world of steady paychecks, expense reports, direct deposits, 9-5s, and daily commutes and traded it in for a tall glass of HUSTLE and eat what you kill. I AM...

Howdy, I’m Tyler

I’ve made it my mission to help creatively driven small businesses build emotional connections with their audience by improving the BRAND EXPERIENCE.

I’m on the internet. I see you are too!

Made with love deep in the ♥ of Texas

Did we just become best friends?

I can be your BFF, entire art department, or Creative Strategist. But first, let's get acquainted...

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