Saturday, February 16, 2013

Use it or use it later

I can't even count how many projects I have completed that never ended up getting used. One thing I've been doing a lot lately is re-using design elements in new projects—ok, this really only works well with Illustrations, I think. But, let me explain: Our company was going to have a post-election happy hour and I illustrated this bar themed invite for it:

But then it got cancelled so we never got to use it. A few days ago however, one of our other clients wanted to send out an email with a notepad of information to encourage members of their organization to bring notepads to the upcoming convention. I illustrated the notepad, pulled the pins from another illustration project I did and was done, BUT it needed that extra little something—so the beer ring from the coaster design became the coffee/tea ring on the notepad. I also recycled the wood table top background concept for some added dimension.

Small additions, yet it made me feel like maybe all my time wasn't wasted when I designed the invite in the first place. So maybe the saying should go "Use it or use it later".

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Website in progress

Work in progress always seems like a great time to share my work for some reason. I think it's because if I get negative feedback I can blame it on "not really being done yet". Regardless, I'm excited to finally post some screen shots of how I'm incorporating the logo for this client into their new website.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Trying my hand at ipad icons for the first time! Works in progress:

Friday, November 9, 2012

CRAFT + PEW Research Infographic

I'm loving designing these long infographics lately! Here's another that we launched last night here.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Election Night Guide

I guess I should have posted this prior to election night but it was a bit crazy here. I designed this for my job to promote on Tuesday. It got lots of social media comments so I thought I should add it here. See it larger and enjoy the designy details here.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Blogger Happy Hour Invitation

I loved creating this invitation with lots of custom illustrations and inspiration from things organized neatly and this Workspace Tumblr Theme.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Craft Classic

One of the partners at Craft Media Digital really likes iconic brands so I illustrated this poster for the office. I don't care for soda but when I was done I did crave a cold can of Coca-Cola.