J u l i e  A l v a r e zD E S I G N S: About

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Hello There...
I'm just a Designer, Animal Lover,
Artist & Believer

Julie Alvarez DesignsYep, I love to draw, paint, design and play music (love my guitar) and have been doing so as long as I can remember. I would of told you when I was five that I was an artist. When I'm not in front of a computer, I usually can be found in the park going through the back wood trails with my dogs. Nature has always been so close to my heart and such a design inspiration to me. The beauty and wonder of animals and nature has been a major influence in my work and life.

Helping People & Animals
I wish to bring awareness with my sites that everyone can help animals (or any cause in their heart) with just a click a day, it costs you nothing and if scroll down below my favorite animal charities you will find those links to click, you can bookmark them if you want and click them everyday.

The majority of special requests I receive is for memorial items for loved ones and pets. There is something truly satisfying in it for me to make sure you get the best memorial cards or keepsake, because I know how special these mementos become to keep and cherish. If you need help customizing ANY of my designs or working with a photo, please feel free to contact me.

My Favorite Animal Charities
I donate some proceeds every year to animal charities, now who says shopping can't help save lives? The three below are my favorite and get the bulk of my donations. You can click on the links below for more info, or if you can help, please consider making even the smallest of of donations...thank you!

North Shore Animal League -The world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization IFAW - Internation Fund for Animal Welfare ASPCA - American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Did You Know?
Did you know you can also help shelter animals with just a click a day?   Since you're here, why not click the links below, they only take just a second to do...you won't even leave this page. I thank you in advance for your click.

zazzleI chose Zazzle to feature my designs as they have top-quality products, their customer service is great, all products are totally customizable, and they truly care about customer satisfaction. You won't be disappointed with Zazzle products! While I primarily sell my work through Zazzle, my greeting cards can also be found on Greeting Card Universe and other major online sites.

The internet is a great place for artists and designers — today we have the possibility of selling our art directly in the marketplace thanks to companies like Zazzle, which enables creative people to create and know their customers are getting great service and products.

Today you can shop, customize and order something special without ever having to leave the comfort of your home, or even when your mobile. If you are purchasing a customized item here, you are purchasing it directly through Zazzle. At Zazzle they promise 100% satisfaction, so if you don't absolutely love it, they'll take it back! Here's the link to Zazzle just in case you want to explore.

My Digital Art & Design
While I admit there is something so very magical about the feel of watercolor paper, tubes of beautiful colors of paint mixing and creating effects that could never be planned for, these days most of my drawing and "painting" is mostly done right into the computer. I draw directly into the computer with a Wacom tablet. Corel Photo Paint and Adobe Photoshop are the two major programs I use and each one is uniquely different. I am interested in posting some work in stages for those that are curious about the process of drawing & painting digitally.

I also spend time developing my websites, and it is an ongoing project that holds my creative fascination not only to showcase my work, but also because of the ever changing technology and new designs that constantly emerge to handle the way we look at it all.

Julie Alvarez Designs Google+   |    Julie Alvarez Designs Facebook
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Thank You for Stopping By
If you have any questions, have a special customization request, need help with customizing a product, have a comment or just want to say hello, please click the contact link or email me at julie@julieagifts.com.  You're always welcome to stay and browse!