For All Your Design Needs

By Nichole Camarillo

I receive a lot of inquiries and comments about my website. Generally about how much people love it and how cool they think it is. Emails I receive from designers and developers are much more technical and nerdy but still add up to the same. ;) Now, I'm never one to claim on someone else's hard work and glory. Although all of the photos and paintings you see are from yours truly, I couldn't put a website together if you were holding a gun to my head. Any design, flash, blah blah meh you see on my website is WAY over my head. It's like quantum physics to me. Yeah sure, I get the general idea... but going toe to toe for all twelve rounds? ...Not happening.

Anyway, as much as I rave about the design and designer behind the curtains of the Nichole Camarillo project, he has been extremely unavailable to take on any new projects for about the past year. So, not a lot of you have been as lucky as I have been to work with him. Until now, that is. :D I received an email this morning sharing that not only is he open to taking on new clients, but he is running some pretty sweet specials. Some of the projects Rome Studios has attacked for me include: Flyers, E-Flyers, Business Cards, Web Graphics, Flash Banners, Web Design & Development. It doesn't matter if you're a well established business or are just starting one, you need these services. Like, really need. So for those of you that have been asking and wondering, I strongly suggest hitting him up as soon as you can. Herrre goes (most of) the email...

For the past year I was working on assignments with an awesome Interactive Agency in SF, I had the wonderful experience of working on projects for Nike, Apple, eBay, and a few other big names. Check out my portfolio to see a few samples of Flash Banners I produced there.

I am now available for freelance work, and wanted to let you know about some special offers. If you, your company, or anyone you know could use my services; give me a call or shoot me an email anytime. [[Interruption by Nichole] I had to make this image smaller. Just click to view bigger in a new tab[k sorry, continue]]

Recently, a lot of friends, clients, and family have been asking me about hosting. Needing new hosting myself, I did a lot of research and wanted to recommend JustHost. Unlimited Web Space, Unlimited Data Transfer, Host Unlimited Domains, Free Domain Name for life, tons of features, tools, and extras - and only $3.95/month.

Here's a couple of articles I want to share with you, to help get your week off to a good start. (Just click the images/text to link to the article) Enjoy.
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Aaaand that about wraps it up, folks. So tell me... Do you feel dirty knowing you were looking through someone else's email? LOL

For more info on Rome Studios, or to contact Mr. Rome, please visit his website, You can also poke your nose around his illustration section if you just want to see some cool art.

Later, guys! Enjoy your day. :)

Porn VS Presidents

By Nichole Camarillo

Admittedly, I may not be the most patriotic person. Even the little things don't receive much enthusiasm from me. I don't like baseball. Apple pie creeps me out. I haven't seen a fireworks display in who knows how many Fourth of July's. I mean, even terrorists can get behind a colorful explosion, right? Right. My point is, even if you're coming to me with something I am interested in like, let's say... some paintings? But these paintings are of... hmm... United States Presidents, maybe? You have a time frame even Speedy Gonzalez couldn't break through, before my attention span has ran for the hills never to return. Yeah.

Having recently came across such presidential pieces and NOT running, I figured the least I could do is showcase them for you guys. Why did I not run, you ask? What is it about these paintings of our country's leaders that didn't bore me to death? Well, if your attention span is longer than mine, and you can think back to the title of this blog post, you may just have your answer. Ready? You're not ready. ...Okay, ready? On three. One... Tw-

I know, I know. I didn't count to three. Oh, and yes, you did just see Abraham Lincoln receiving fellatio. Creeeepy. The woman in the painting is the artist who painted it. Creepierrrr. Nevertheless, if there is anything that can sustain my flighty focus, twisted art and sex would definitely top the list. *shrug

Justine Lai's series of paintings entitled 'Join Or Die', are a collection of portraits of the artist in various sexual positions with United States Presidents (in chronological order). In these portraits, Justine hopes to "locate something intimate and mortal". So, if you haven't been keeping up, humanizing elite historical figures means you must have sex with them in your head and then show everyone what went down.
Aaand how! ;D

Sure to ruffle some feathers and raise some eyebrows, including herself in this vulnerable mess is Justine's way of playing a fair game.

Although the artist explains herself and her art very clearly, that doesn't make me want to call kinky power-trip any less. Don't get me wrong, I have absolutely no problem with a kinky power-trip. I'm just saying... Call something what it is.

So, what do you think... Is the artist truly touching on her so-called 'playful', 'tender' and 'humanizing act' with these portraits? Or is she exploiting these men and their roles at all costs to resolve some of her own personal issues?

...Mmhmm. Well, either way... I enjoyed them. :)
For more in this series, or for more about the artist, please visit her website.

NEW Skateboards [+SALE]

By Nichole Camarillo

What's more exciting than four NEW skateboard designs featuring awesome artwork? That's right... Four NEW skateboard designs featuring awesome artwork on SALE. Not just any sale, friends. A BIG one. Now through Monday, all skateboards are 40% OFF original prices. Get any painting/design on any size or style of board for 40% off. This offer includes decks as well as completes.



Use Code BTS40OFFSALE During Checkout.

Also This Week - Save 20% OFF All Bags + 10% OFF All Mugs.
Please visit my Online Shop [or click on any image] to start saving now.
Happy Shopping! :)