Thursday, May 16, 2013

New Pages!

Blogs are a mysterious beast to me and e'rry day I try to tackle it and figure it out. I know that it shouldn't be so hard considering I've figured out the whole Adobe Creative Suite... nonetheless.. it most definitely hasn't been easy. Aaaanyhoo, what I'm TRYING to say is that I created some new pages! One is all dedicated to client testimonials. I decided instead of just posting people's comments all boring-like, I'd make them a little more fun to look at. So check out the new page and let me know what you think. The other one is a list of pricing. You and I both know I don't like to talk finances but it's the nature of the beast. (That's my second reference to a "beast". I'm too lazy to change that.)

Friday, May 3, 2013

Stop and Smell the Bacon



Hand-lettering is a new favorite of mine. So I combined that and another favorite of about 90% of the world's population: BACON. It was so fun to do! And yes, I will be selling this print in my etsy shop. Your
kitchens and stomachs can thank me later. 

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Finding Your Style as a Designer

I drew this image for a blog article I wrote about finding your unique style as a designer. There are lots of helpful tips/ideas/links to other articles that you'll want to check out! See for yourself!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Real Love Print

A small, humble but bold confession of love to feature in your homes or to give as a card to the ones you really love. Printed on 100# Sterling Ultra Dull Cover Paper in a gray color scheme. I designed and hand-lettered this with someone special in mind so you could say I definitely put my whole heart into this. Only $10 on my etsy site:

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Heather & Curtis' Wedding Announcements

"Amidst winter snow delicate plum blossoms flower in the winter cold as a harbinger of spring and a symbol of perseverance, hope, beauty and the transience of life." That's the quote that Heather wanted on her announcements which I loved because it went with the whole plum blossom theme really well. I absolutely adore Heather and Curtis - they make such a fantastic power couple. I was so happy to design an elegant, timeless piece for them. 

Monday, February 25, 2013

A Bestie's Wedding Announcement

Lars is her name (ok, her nickname) and she is one of the bestest friends I could ever ask for. So for her wedding announcements, I knew I had to make it super special. She is a playful, spontaneous, childlike girl that squeezes the most out of life so for her announcements I wanted to show that but with some romantic flavoring in there too. The tree swing that was shown in her engagement pictures gave me the idea to keep the tree theme going so I drew out a heart carved in a tree and hand-wrote all of the information. (Thank you to my kindergarten teacher who inspired me to work towards beautiful handwriting). I also free-handed the "Lauralee & Mike" logo. She loved them and is still receiving rave reviews from invitees. 

Fashion Gift Cards

Up until recently, I was a graphic designer for DownEast outfitters. (
Making these gift cards was a treat. They were meant to come out around Valentine's Day but we didn't want them to be used ONLY for Valentine's Day so I got to create some feminine patterns, that I absolutely adore, that could be relevant for any time of the year. It was so fun to think of people giving away something I designed as a gift. xoxo!