Deadly Designs: South Suburban Food Co-op Sign on Display


I made a stop at the local food co-op to get some organic and gluten free groceries and got to see the sign that I designed for them up on display in the store. I have to admit my heart smiled when I saw it. Not only to see my work displayed in the store but to know it is a store that supports healthy living including those with digestive disorders like myself. This place really is amazing and I am honored to be able to use my art to help their business.



To see more of my design work check out the Deadly Designs section of my website!

Feel free to also contact me to inquire on prices to have work done for your business, band, venue, benefit, event etc.

Stay Spooky,
LDG Nicole

Deadly Designs – Sign/Poster for South Suburban Food Co-op Store


The South Suburban Food Co-op contacted me to do another design for them. They were very happy with the gift certificates that I designed for them that they wanted to see if I would be willing to design a sign/poster. They wanted something they could hang in their store that gave shoppers the key reasons they should become a member. Something that drew people’s attention but also kept to the feel of the store.

This was the completed piece that I sent to them last week…

I got this email yesterday from them….




I will be taking a trip over there sometime in the upcoming week to see it on display!

Stay Spooky and Healthy!

LDG Nicole

Living Dead School Girl is on her way!


Living Dead School Girl

Just submitted my next graded project for my Desktop Publishing and Design program. I am pretty happy with how I have done so far. I have gotten a 100 on every graded project I have done. My next project is my final graded project. Then I have some more studies to do and my final exam. After that I will have completed the program and will receive my career diploma ­čÖé

On top of it all I have been offered a new full time job opportunity as an entry level Marketing Coordinator and am already incorporating the skills I have learned from my courses as we use Indesign to edit our marketing flyers. I also got contacted recently to do some more design work by the South Suburban Food Co-op. It feels great knowing that I chose a education path that will mesh well with what I can do career wise.  So many people go to school for something and then end up choosing a completely different career path. I may one day do the same but for now I am happy to be on the track I set out for myself.

I am still re-cooping from all the various surgeries and complications I have faced since January but 2013 is a year of whole new beginnings for me. I feel as though I am starting over but not on the bottom of the┬átotem┬ápole but as a fresh new start. I have been wanting to have surgery and get my digestive motility disorder taken care of for years, been wanting to advance my education in some creative/artistic way and I have been wanting to do a full time job that is more “me”. With all of this ┬ácame a lot of tears, suffering, and set backs but it will all be worth it in the end. I look at my surgery scars and refer to them now as my battle wounds. They are my “Frankenstein” stitches that put me back together again to give me a new life. I just have to keep trucking along and remind myself that everything I have faced has only made me stronger . As my brother has told me “you can do it soldier” ­čÖé ……..and he is right!

Stay Spooky and Motivated!

LDG Nicole