A health counselor wanted to express the importance of healthy eating being only one element of "healthy living." That health is nourishing all things: mentally, physically and spiritually.
[Her name, unsurprisingly, is not "Nom Nom."]
My files call this, "Gaze at the Strawberry," and that just about sums it up.
Bountiful, enormous berries for all of our souls.
This version didn't get used, but I had to share it because she's wearing a headpiece made of eggs, for God's sake.
I really liked all three of these treatments.
My brilliant brother.
I made his card mimic what he sees through the ground glass lens of a movie camera, with the font that closes out many a movie credit.
I would do things differently now with this card, but the woman who hired me to do it was my first "client," and I was just over the moon with her having faith in me.
First lesson: never put a full-bleed border on a business card. It will most certainly look wonky if it's not printed perfectly perfect.
I was hired to make the invitations for a desert wedding, and decided that old school postcards were the way to go.
The only sneaky bit is the monkey wrench, an ode to "The Monkey Wrench Gang," that great desert tale.
Wanting to go low on the environmental impact of their invites, I designed their card as an all-in-one: A tri-fold card that was also its own envelope.
The recipient could cut the RSVP off and mail it, which was already addressed and stamped on the other side.
Fold out and postcard, printed.
The one that started it all.
(Do I present it upright? Sideways? I don't know.)
People loved it because it was so compact–inexpensive to print, didn't have tons of filler, got the point across, no wasted space.
Pragmatic invites for pragmatic people.
I clearly like ephemera. Sue me.
Warm Mexican/Italian colors for this client. [Resized for the screen, but it was 1 x 3.5, not the usual 2 x 3.5]
Our Tenth Anniversary featured the timeline of our relationship on a double-sided quad-fold card, total length 34 inches?
I had to do some fancy figurin' to get it to print; we didn't have enough money to have it professionally done, so I printed each side twice, in two different directions, upside-down and right-side up.
Problem solving at its finest, folks.
Oh, man. It makes my head swim just looking at it again.
The lyrics of one of the songs my husband wooed me with on a good old fashioned mix-tape when we first met: "Fireflies," by American Music Club.
I am a sap.
A couple in Courtly Love.
I designed this card not strictly in Medieval fashion, but as closely as I could without actually sending the notices by falconer.
I found this amazing medieval painting in an illuminated manuscript (online, but you can't steal from the Twelfth Century), which I then adjusted to mimic the features of the bride and groom.
Obsessive, and totally bonkers.
A cartographer I am not; that map was almost the death of me.
Everything was hand tied by yours truly because why the hell not? I haven't got anything better to do?
Yes. I cut these envelopes, and then sealed them with wax.
The envelope had a poem printed on the inside:
Give me a kiss, and to that kiss a score;
Then to that twenty, add a hundred more:
A thousand to that hundred: so kiss on,
To make that thousand up a million.
Treble that million, and when that is done,
Let us kiss afresh, as when we first begun.
Robert Herrick (1591-1674)
I'll admit that it still drives me crazy that the author was not contemporary with the medieval painting, but I'm pretty sure no one else noticed.