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 51 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

Add-ons I've created

C.E. Peaceful Forest

Created by Creative Expressions Art. Copyright Aug. 2013.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars (40)
43 users

Cutest Cat in the World

Extremely cute kitten sitting in a brass container. Designed and created by Creative Expressions Art. Copyright Sept. 2013.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (4)
25 users

My Reviews

Fog over Dubai

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Top notch design!

Sunset in the mountains by CP

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Just so serene and peaceful, Beautiful theme!

Church on the Mountain

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I love how you did this one. Very artfully done, it looks great MystMaker!

Pair of scarlet macaws by CP

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful! The birds are SO colorful. Well done!

leopard in the Ivy

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thank you then. But you know people won't always tell you there's a problem with your themes being made the way you make them. But if you look at the other designers say Madonna for example, she does hers the actual size, Candelora too. Most of the designers in fact the majority here make the actual image 200 px high. But having said that, whatever makes you happy is what's important.
Btw! Congrats on losing the weight! Have a great day!

This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Autumn Hike By the Lake

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I really like this one. The nature background is great looking but the icing on the cake are the two people in the image. Good job!

leopard in the Ivy

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I love this one! I have an affinity for all the wild cats, as well as nature too. You did a great job and I am so happy you filled the entire persona area. Well done!

Winged Love

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very cute. The birds I want to cuddle with. LOL. Nice work.

Dance of the Golden Butterflies by MaDonna

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is beyond pretty. It's gorgeous. I love that you filled the entire persona. Outstanding!

Sunlight on Sea by MaDonna

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I love ocean scenes. This one is SO perfect! Wonderful!

Above The Clouds v.3

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Stunningly beautiful!

Magical Castle at Night

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is so pretty. The image is crystal clear just lovely to look at. Great job!

Forecastfox Weather

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Too bad ForecastFox doesn't get it's reports from instead of AccuWeather. AccuWeather even when I used it as a desktop widget did not accurately give me the temperature for my area. And it hasn't changed a bit. Right now it says it's 63. Actually it's 69 reports and the high according to them will be 86. Accuweather says the high will be 82. That's quite a difference there. I'll pass on this one.

fantasy sakura

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I don't know how I missed this. This is really lovely. Mystical and love the horse and it looks like a castle in the background as well as the colors. Really nice theme!

Something 1#

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very cool theme!

a tale from afar

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful theme Candelora. I love the water and how you can see the rocks beneath it as well as the moon, planets and far off sky. Great work!

Starry Serpant

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Maggie I love this! It's different looking. I love the serpent too. He's very cool looking. Nice work on this theme!

Fantasy Mountains

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Very nice. Love the glow spot over the mountains.

the Lord of the rings gold ring

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Just gorgeous, my precious!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0). 

Spring At The Lake

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

This I don't care for Mirian. It's very much out of focus and it not on par with your usual high standards and quality.. If it had been clearer or sharper it most likely would have looked very beautiful. Sorry.