The Slump Series, Episode No. 1 of 3

By Maria Nicklin | April 10, 2020

How to Embrace & Love The Slump There are days when you’d really like to be working – in the same room – with your best design-colleague-friend. Alas, as a freelancer, we work from our home offices; our colleague-friends do…

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New Nature Writers

By Maria Nicklin | February 12, 2020

We are pleased to share a new logo we designed for New Nature Writers this past December. New Nature Writers is an organization that establishes an ecosystem of places where people gather to write about the land and waters they…

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Vintage 1969 Card Artwork

Vintage 1969 Card Art

By Maria Nicklin | April 26, 2019

We are very happy to share this new illustration created for my husband, Cris Collins. It was created in pencil first, then inked, scanned and colorized in Photoshop over a kraft paper background. Cris was my art director, choosing the…

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New Logos & Happy New Year

By Maria Nicklin | December 27, 2018

This past fall we completed a few new logos for some awesome folks in Loudoun and beyond: Sylvanside Farm in Purcellville, Summergreen Farm in Middleburg, Friends of the Blue Ridge Mountains’ Sleeter Lake project in Round Hill, and Mad Wolf…

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Bluemont Wedding Party

By Maria Nicklin | May 9, 2018

Above is a detail from an illustration created for an after-wedding party postcard. I referenced an entry from one of my old sketchbooks (below). Given that it was a lovely summer wedding, I lightened up the costume and made it…

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100 Bowls of Soup: New Broth Labels

By Maria Nicklin | February 20, 2018

We are very happy to announce that the broth packaging designs we created with the lovely folks at 100 Bowls of Soup are complete! A big thank you to owner and founder, Katharine Mardirosian, and Jenn Ashworth for the opportunity,…

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The Business Of Music Packaging Design

By Maria Nicklin | November 13, 2017

Last February, I enjoyed a once-in-a-lifetime chance to exhibit some of my artwork in conjunction with a concert by Furnace Mountain! This show was hosted by the Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville, Virginia. In addition to the exhibit, I…

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New, beautiful website

By Maria Nicklin | July 29, 2017

Designer Liz Weaver of Paprika Creative has produced this beautiful new website for Furyworks Productions! Liz provides excellent design, but more, she offers incredible insight on marketing, strategy, and copy writing to enhance your communications. When you hire Liz for…

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