Creative_Expressions (Gale)

About me

Developer Information
Name Creative_Expressions (Gale)
Location United States
Occupation Web Graphics Designer
User since May 6, 2012
Number of add-ons developed 400 themes
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 5 out of 5 stars

In a little more detail...

Welcome! My name is Gale and my graphics handle for the past three years has been Creative Expressions.

History: For the last 16 years my forte has been mainly in graphic design. Though I have done a little of this and a little of that. See my blog titled Designs by Creative Expressions where you can download free blogger backgrounds.

Here at Mozilla I have designed over 350 personas for FireFox.
But I would like to say, just in case there is some confusion over the size of the personas, that a few designers are under the assumption that the persona images should only have a width of 1010px and 140px in height, but that's not true.

Mozilla has made the standard of 3000 x 200 px in height. The reason for the wide width is because people have different screen resolutions, some have very large or wide. So that 3000 covers it quite well. My own screen resolution is 1366 px and the personas put into my browser shows exactly that width.

The 140 in height, is not correct either. Most of the designers here make their actual images 200px in height.

Now this is the tricky part. What will show, depends on how much space you have in your toolbar area. The more toolbars or options (icons, text etc.) you use that take up space, the more of the persona you will see. I use the Multi-row Bookmarks Add on which I have like four rows of bookmarks showing so that helps. I also added spacers to move all the bookmarks left of the middle. So, I see most of the persona showing both the length and the width of it.

But the couple of designers that do not follow this formula, their's are cut off very abruptly. They look rather odd and and not very pretty or dynamic. At least in my opinion.

But anyway I hope this clears up anything you may have been told to the contrary about the size.

Other Work: Currently I have over 600 designs for various A to Z products which the public can buy from the world wide marketing firm known as Zazzle.

Education: Although I am a graduate of The Institute for Children's literature, my real love is art and design.

Work Ethic:Lately I have been focusing most of my attention with making quality Wallpaper and persona themes for the public to enjoy. Most of my images for my themes I have created myself,and either make them from scratch or use FREE stock images from various sites and build on each of them turning them into works of art. But to be honest, there have been a few backgrounds I've found with no copyright info and I've used them so if you see an image of your own and want it removed just email me and I will do so.

At the link above is my WP blog. Many of my personas have matching wallpaper there, especially the ones created in the last month or so. I sometimes put the link in the descriptions for each new persona but sometimes I forget to add it.

Finally I would like to thank you for rating and/or using my themes!

- Gale

My Reviews

Amer. Eagle in the Forest

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Pretty Eagle for sure!

Early Snow Fall

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

OMG! If I could give you 10 stars I would for this one for you definitely deserve it! Not only is the image beautiful and crystal clear, you chose the solid color perfectly. Great theme MystMaker!

Windmill in the Miist

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Awesome! I also love windmills. I like the way you did the bottom edge of it. Even though it doesn't fill the full 200px it still looks nice. And reflecting the trees past the water, shows you are a designer with a discerning eye. Well done!

On Top Of The Mountain

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I love Eagles. They're among my fave wild animals. This is pretty and I love the stars!

Tasty Grapes

Just fine Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Of course I only give credit where credit is due. Most all of my reviews are 4 or 5 stars or usually I don't bother at all. It looks great trust me!

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Panda bear by CP

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The panda is adorable. I want to cuddle with him! Nice work!

Tasty Grapes

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I love grapes, I love to look at them in art. You did a fabulous job on this. It's beautiful!

Eagle v2 by CP

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Cool. I love eagles. He's gorgeous as is the rest. Good job!

Bugs and Blooms

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous theme! Well done!

Katze Kittycat Sternenflimmern

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very cool theme. Good job!

Jimmy Choo Diamonds

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very classy theme!

red woods

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Stunning! Love the trees and leaves!

Firefox v4 by CP

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very cool looking. Well done!

Changing Face 4 Halloween

Nah! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Halloween is not my fave holiday, Christmas is, but I have made a few Halloween ones too. But whatever the subject matter, you did a good job and that's what counts!

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Hot Autumn Day

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Lovely. Love all the colors!

Changing Face 4 Halloween

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Awesome! It look so cool in my browser! Well done!

I Love butterflies v3 by CP

Lovely Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I love this one! You did a great job as it's very professional looking.

Running in Heaven

Don't Delete! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Don't delete it sweetie! Seriously it looks GREAT! Just because it is not full size in my browser is not a good reason to delete it. You could simply add something to the bottom to hide the straight sharp edge. That's what I would do. Like a fence or something I dunno. Just an idea.

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Running in Heaven

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Even though it's cut off for in my browser I love the horses. I also love how you did the stars and the bokeh pattern too. A very beautiful theme!

Soft Blue Field Flowers

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Love this and you made it just for me didn't you! LOL! I love it when you extend your themes, cuz most of the time with yours since I have the full 200 in height they don't look quite right in my browser. This is beautiful. Well done!