Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Portfolio: Teaser

My class this semester is all about refining/expanding your existing work and creating a portfolio. So this month I've been busy not only revising old work, but also working on how to present my designs visually.  Photographing books and brochures has been a new challenge, but I think I'm getting the hang of it!

Here's one item that will be featured in my portfolio, a proposed redesign for Gardening with Herbs for Flavor and Fragrance, the latest edition of which was published in 1970.  Stay tuned for my full portfolio, available in a little over a month!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Photo Work, revisited

 Remember my post about taking photos for a local non-profit a few weeks ago?  I just saw that they posted some of my photos on their site, so I wanted to share.  I always get a little joy from seeing something I've worked on "out in the real world." Click here and you can view the photos.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Boutique Girl

I'm from a family of creators. From my father working on oil paintings in the garden, my brother bending old wires into sculptures, my step-mother teaching me to cross-stitch, and my mother sewing my prom dresses, each of us has our own artistic outlet. My sister has turned her creativities into a fabulous business. We recently worked together to re-style her branding, and I'm so excited to reveal the results!!


First, we updated the business card.  This funky flower echoes the kinds of fun fabrics she uses. The dashed line suggests that most of the items are sewn, and the tagline in a scripty font adds a handmade charm.


Next we expanded the design to her Etsy shop! Check it out here to see the banner and avatar I made (and the totally affordable bibs, blankets, aprons, etc. that she made!)

Here's a shot of the new design on product tags.  

Not only was this a project that updated her look and gave me material for my portfolio, it was a fun way for she and I to connect and keep in touch even though we live so far away from each other!