A friend of mine suggested we take a clay class the other week, put on by a local organization that would give the clay pots we made to local patients at a local women’s care center. Everything about this sounded amazing, so we went and decorated some clay pots with slip “paint”, texture tools and what not. It was a great experience, I was inspired and signed up to volunteer.
Later that week, I was contacted by the organization with a request to do a flyer promoting the upcoming spring clay classes. Of course! I was happy at the chance to become more involved with such a beautiful cause.
I look forward to working more with Plants for Patients. You can learn more about them here if you’re interested. For now, I must upload this post and go shovel more snow away from my garage! Only a mere 15″-18″ expected this weekend, lol! Later, y’all.
I had the privilege of designing the wedding invitations for my oldest and dearest friend a few years ago. When left to my own devices, I trend towards san serifs and line work, clean palettes without much fussy detail. NOTE: I am a sucker for detail, but I rarely do the fussy type.
This opportunity gave me a chance to work in a more elegant mindset, trying on different script typefaces and testing exactly which burnish of gold would pair best with velvety gray. An opportunity to get quotes for letterpressed invites from local printers? You bet your biscuits. I don’t know many instances when you should choose NOT to letterpress invitations..
The finished product was sweet, beautiful, and classic. I had a great deal of fun designing the various components of this stationary set; the RSVP cards, the envelopes, the save-the-date, and of course the invites themselves. A lovely bit of print design for an even lovelier couple.
Once upon a time, I worked at a company that employed a Dream Manager. I would meet with this person once a month, and we would go over what I was working towards; goals, dreams, etc. I told them I wanted to have an art show in the next year, and we realized there was a great space in the company building we could use for just that – an art show!
I decided I should officially have my own studio, so I set about creating one. I called it Little Lines, a whimsical name representing my love of linework, and drew a fun logo of a fried egg. You might think a fried egg doesn’t make any sense, but something I love even more than linework is putting things together that aren’t supposed to “go” or work. This logo is unusual, funny, and memorable – resonates true with who I am as an artist.
I pondered what direction to take with the art itself. What did I want to present this time? Hmmm. Breakfast foods, hand cut stencils, and spray paint? Yes! Strange bedfellows, welcome to the show. Busted out my X-acto blades and pink respirator and got to work.
In keeping with the unique style of the show, I created a price list “menu” for the gallery patrons.
All in all, it was a success! The ideas were fresh and fun, I sold far more pieces than I ever expected. I loved being able to create this thing from true conception all the way to final presentation, it was so rewarding to design so many facets of the experience.
A good friend of mine was looking to rebrand her website, so she enlisted my help. Adriana is a wonderful human, passionate about many things, and authentically herself. I created a logo showing her curly hair, which like her, refuses to conform to rules, and her signature blue glasses.
TacoNow! is the name of the app I designed as my first foray into the wild and wonderful world of UI/UX Design. The project brief was to design an app, so I chose to design a “locator” app. Specifically, a taco locator for hungry humans.
First thing I did was my initial research. What did the [imaginary] client want the app to do? Who was this app for? What functionality would be required? Next, I put together my very first site map, then it was time for wireframes, user testing, and visual mockups.
And voilà! There was my first attempt at creating an app! This was a fun experiment, I knew I was on the right track. Now to find some more users to test my designs on..