About: Hairball Creative

Erika has been in the industry for more than 25 years. She has a Communication Arts/Design degree from East Texas State University (Texas A&M-Commerce); prepress experience from working at Creative Type & Graphics; offset printing experience from working at Epperson Press; web-offset and digital printing, and direct-mail experience from working at UMR Communications; production experience from working at Griffith Phillips Creative and RBMM (a division of The Richards Group); and design experience from working at UMR Communications, as well as working with her own freelance clients.

Recent Posts by Hairball Creative

Scenery change, but the work continues

As of the end of July, Hairball Creative has moved to Eastland County in Texas.  The scenery out the window is different, but the work to serve my customers continues. Thanks to high-speed internet, I’m able to continue creating, consulting, sharing, and producing amazing design and production files for those that...
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The Native (Files) are Restless

I was recently asked to supply the native layout files for some projects I’ve worked on in the past for a customer. This comes up every so often, so I wanted to write about it here. Some people think that because they paid for the “design of a [insert custom product here]” they now...
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Could not have done it

Ok. I have to admit, I could not have this great website without a wonderful contribution from my friend and colleague, Liz Applegate. She single-handedly took a rough idea of my vision and made it WORK. With 20+ years in the print industry, “web” is not a language I am...
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Welcome to the new website!

The hardest part of being in this business is finding ways to advertise, promote and market yourself, when you are very busy trying to do all these things for your customers. We’ve been working on the new site for a few months, and it’s a work-in-progress—but I hope it is...
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