Michelle McCoy Designs

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10 reasons why I participate in pro bono design work

Some people are critical of the term “pro bono” when it comes to graphic design work – they think it’s diminishing the value of designers and that nothing should be … Continue reading

March 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Rebranding Belmondo

Last year I was an intern for Aveníu Brands, an international wine importing company based out of Baltimore, Maryland. I was given the task of redesigning the label for Belmondo, … Continue reading

January 17, 2011 · 2 Comments

Once a Phi Sig, Always a Phi Sig

Even though I graduated and am no longer an active sorority member of Phi Sigma Sigma, I still like to do what I can to help the chapter out and … Continue reading

December 12, 2010 · 1 Comment

The art of perfecting a logo

A couple months ago I had the opportunity to design a logo for Chesapeake Periodontics, who was a client of Emerging Communications. At the beginning of the design process, I … Continue reading

November 3, 2010 · 2 Comments

(Re)Invention at AIGA GAIN Conference, NYC

After coming home from the Gain Conference in New York City this past weekend, I definitely feel as though I have returned to Maryland more inspired than I was before … Continue reading

October 21, 2010 · Leave a comment

Black & Gold takes over UMBC

The Black and Gold Project was a campus initiative to celebrate the school colors in an artistic way. They are presented along the sidewalks with spirited slogans on them and … Continue reading

August 22, 2010 · Leave a comment

My new hobby: painting!

I’m so happy with the way this watercolor and acrylic painting turned out! I made it as a gift and it took about a week to complete. I’ve never really … Continue reading

August 15, 2010 · 1 Comment