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Meet Carly Gully of Lucky Still Designs – Dopeness Recreated in North Dallas

Today we’d like to introduce you to Carly Gully.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Carly. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
My Graphic Design interest started in the 8th grade when I designed a Mother’s Day card for my mom. That moment of letting my creativity run wild and create something that memorable is what I desired to do for others. During high school, I enrolled in the Print and Imaging department at Skyline High School and my passion grew even stronger. I designed custom notepads, binders, business cards and various print media. There I learned the ends and outs of how to run a print shop. I went onto the University of North Texas in Denton studying Communication Design while working for the on-campus print shop. There I learned all of my technical skills that have helped enhance my design capabilities. I got my first feel of the industry in the outside world working for Woot! Amazon as a screen printer this opened up a more creative mindset which led me to start drawing and creating more whimsical pieces. First Graphic Services located in Garland is where I found my legs into the industry as a real graphic artist. There I was able to create political signs and larger format printing that could be seen all about the DFW Metroplex. My career flourished after that job allowing me to learn even more about the design industry. I began freelancing the more I learned and taking on various artistic hobbies. I started a web series with my close friend as a writer, director and videographer. I even took a class on photography so I could get a feel for taking still images and bringing them to life through photoshop editing them in wild ways. Today I’m a Art Director and Graphic Designer for GraphXSource, where I share my designs among a wide range of clientele all the way continuing to enhance my own personal graphic business Lucky Still Designs.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Honestly, it has not been a smooth road. School was somewhat tricky having to adapt to learning things that didn’t really match my desired career. I ended up switching to an art school to feel more comfortable during the learning process. Also, as an artist you sometimes feel stagnant, especially freelancing. There’s always a juggle with scheduling and meeting deadlines that have to come into play. Working a 9 to 5 plus going to school and maintaining your own schedule can be very time-consuming at times but I wouldn’t change it for the world I enjoy what I do.

Lucky Still Designs – Dopeness Recreated – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
My company Lucky Still Designs – Dopeness Recreated is what I’d consider your branding one-stop-shop. I create logos, business cards, advertisements such as flyers, posters, and even billboards and other various print media. I also do Digital Marketing to help build brands via social media. I’m best known for my specialty in logo design as this is the most important part of branding a company. With the increase of business, I grew a consistent clientele that allows me to dig deeper into my creativity. I think what sets me apart is the personal approach I take in designing. I enjoy experimenting with different design techniques and educating myself so that quality and design never fail to meet a client’s expectations. For each design, I try to encompass what will escalate and make each customer stand out among others. For me, design doesn’t just stop on a piece of paper. I like to bring more to the table. Alongside my design experience, I provide videography and photography with editing capabilities so that I may provide an all-around experience for customers.

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
The proudest moment would be seeing my designs for political campaigns, billboards and MDO designs for housing companies all around the Dallas Metroplex.


  • Logos – Start at $45
  • Branding – Start at $150, Packaging can include logo, social media ads, flyers, business cards and various other print media
  • Posters – $60
  • Business Cards – Start at $25
  • Magazine Design – Starts at $125

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