Copyright Maria Eames. All Rights Reserved.

Maria Eames

Suggested information on  graphics, advertising and marketing​

The $35 Nike Logo and the Woman Who Designed It

​The Nike Swoosh: It is one of the most recognizable logos in the world. You might imagine that an image so iconic would have been designed by an important advertising or branding firm that was paid millions to come up with the advertising scheme. But you'd be wrong if you thought that. In reality, the Nike Swoosh was designed by graphic designer Carolyn Davidson in 1971. Her invoice total for this important piece of design history? $35.


Graphic Design & Visual Communications

Custom design for your business including:  Identity (logos and branding), Publications (magazines, newspapers and books), Advertisements - Print and Web Posters Billboards, Banners, and Vehicle Wraps, Website graphics and maintenance, Signage, Product packaging,  Photo Retouch and Restoration

Art Direction: You may have someone on your staff that is doing your graphics but you may need to have a professional  review and direct their work.  Our goal is to assure that all of your visual communications are presented to your clients, employees and public in the most professional way.

Kick your creativity into high gear!

Inspiring BBC article about a test group of artists.  One group was graded on quantity and the other quality.  The group graded on quantity of pieces actually created better quality as a result.  The 2nd group was only asked to create one perfect piece.  (Full Story)

Hate Naming your works?

​Although I like to write, I HATE coming up with names for my works of art and designs.  

"If I wanted to write about my works 
I'd be a writer!"  

Well said.  

When I shared this with a writer that was doing an interview with me, she made a great suggestion to name my 
paintings using gem colors or stones. That was advice I have used ever 

Other words that inspire me are lyrics.  Here is a source I like to refer to the site Lyrics Freak.  My works are sometime not about the place but how the place feels and the combination of words used in lyrics can be transforming.  I now spend more time naming my pieces and the right name makes the vision complete.

graphic design and art associations

Art on Metal

at All My Walls in Minneapolis, MN.

Several of Maria's pieces are available on brushed aluminum.  Click Here.

These Textures and Backgrounds by Maria Eames are royalty free and available for use from Big Stock Images.

PayPal Acceptance Mark