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Maternity Leave + Baby Room

June 21st, 2014

And so it starts! As of today, I am officially on maternity leave. I look forward to this new adventure in my husband and I’s life and I also look forward to getting back to the grind this fall.


I will be out of the studio from June 23 – September 1


Please feel free to still contact me as I will be sneaking online every now and then to check my email and line up work for the Fall.

While I’ve been prepping for maternity leave, my husband and I have also been setting up a room for the little girl that will be arriving soon. It’s been so much fun decorating, hanging our friends art and prepping in general. THANK YOU to everyone who has contributed to our new arrival and our new adventure. We can’t wait for you all to meet her!

In the meantime, you can check out snapshots of her living quarters below! xoxo

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Gathering Inspiration

June 12th, 2014

A lot can happen in a year. My business has expanded, my dreams have gotten a little bigger and in about 3 weeks, my husband and I will be expecting our first child. Since my schedule has slowed down a bit and I’m gearing up for maternity leave, I’ve had a little more time to relax, get some extra sleep and of course, stay inspired. If you know anything about me, staying constantly inspired is a very important part of me, my dreaming and creating.

When I return from my leave in September, a lot of exciting things will be taking place and a lot of dreams and hard work will be paying off and be ready to be shown to the world! It’s all very exciting! So what’s been inspiring me lately? Check out a few of my favorite inspiration visuals below and if you’d like to see more, visit my Pinterest page! I do love Pinterest!

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Creating a Brand: Jade Alyse

May 29th, 2014

The goal in creating a brand is making sure that your message and what you stand for can be easily portrayed visually through consistent shapes, colors and fonts.

For Author + Dreamer, Jade Alyse, we worked together towards a brand that not only properly represented her writing style but her personal style as well. The use of cool colors, such as blues, greens and purples along with a rich black created both a feminine and sultry vibe that doesn’t come off too strong, but leaves a crisp finish that is pleasing to the eye. To create full consistency, we worked to create a logo, business card and site layout. To finish off her brand, we recreated her book covers so that they are fully consistent with her new visual branding.

 


See my work for Jade Alyse below.

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Sounds: Wild Belle

May 2nd, 2014

It’s a Wild Belle kinda day! Pop open the windows and turn up your speakers!

 



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Move Forward / Remain Humble

April 28th, 2014

Two messages that never grow old. Over the years, I have asked a number of my friends to pose for random photos; all from the shoulders up. I always did this with a general idea of what I was going to do with them, but would change my mind and then eventually leave the hope of the project behind. I decided that it’s time to start doing something awesome with all those photos and this is the first set of many to come. I love being inspired and inspiring. When I saw these photos, I was inspired and immediately came up with a couple messages that I hope will inspire. Hope you like! Share it if you do.

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Phantogram: Fall in Love

April 11th, 2014

A couple weeks ago I was in the car, listening to the radio when this wonderful song came on DC101. Once I hit the next red light, I broke out my Shazam app and found that it was Phantogram, “Fall in Love”.  This song instantly made me feel good and has been on repeat since the day I discovered it while running errands! Enjoy + Happy Friday!

 



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Creating a Brand: Miss Vannette

April 10th, 2014

The goal is creating a brand is making sure that your message and what you stand for can be easily portrayed visually through consistent shapes, colors and fonts.

An important element of what I do as a Graphic Designer is create consistency for my clients. I have had the great pleasure of working with many talented creatives, bloggers and entrepreneurs in the past year. One of these people were Miss Vannette, Blogger, Philanthropist and Life Stylist. Together we worked towards creating a brand style that properly represented her and the services she offers. Her style is fun, crisp, strong and feminine. We moved forward creating a logo, business card and site customization that met all of those attributes.


See my work for Miss Vannette below.

Interested in Creating Your Brand?

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Inspire Me: Erin Wasson

April 8th, 2014

I stumbled upon model/actress Erin Wasson in the Madewell catalog; one of my favorite print catalogs to date. I love how well her natural beauty is captured in the catalogs and how great of a fit she is for the Madewell brand. Her effortless boho style is fun, easy and refreshing and I love everything about it!

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Style: New Balance

April 3rd, 2014

So you all know that I love Converse (black on black preferably), but this doesn’t stop me from loving and admiring other shoe brands. Over the years, New Balance has been one of my favorite shoe brands. Anyone who grew up in the 90′s probably remembers when the Classic 574 New Balances were all the rage! I loved them then and I love them now.

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Since then, New Balance has released so many great shoe models! Their design and color palette is always on point and they have also had some great collaborations which are a great look for any brand. Create and collaborate! Below are a few of my favs!

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1. NB 996  / 2. NB 996  /  3. NB 574 Holiday 2012
4. NB 574  /  5. NB 420 Tomboy  / 6. NB x Herschel Supply Co

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