Now that Imagine Nation is doing more bulk classroom items, they needed a new brand identity. This is the logo I made for their new division. For those -in the know- This is a complete vector logo with no interlacing. This means that there is no background to this logo, it can be placed on any surface, however busy and overlap the artwork. I tried to make the elements as realistic as possible so the design work was intense.
This is the best kind of job, where I get to create from scratch. I really like the name I landed on for this item. I think colorjoy will be a great new brand for the Imagine Nation company. Imagine Nation is starting to sell bulk school supplies since that is their primary customer. I really wanted to play up the product itself with the design, I drew stripes with the varying colors of markers In a spectrum pattern. Little marker ‘dots’ were a cute addition to the label I created for the brand.
I had so much fun designing this item! I really wanted all of the tags to be imaginative and joyful. I love when I get a project and I get to start from scratch. Books are fun wanted a bulk Christmas tag box for their winter display. Here’s what I did!
I found an old red velvet book cover and used that for the base of the box, I Then designed and old “Candy” label that I had printed on heavy vintage paper and taped to the box to add some texture and depth. I initially wanted to do a ribbon box, the rivets on the opening of the box were meant to make it easy to pull ribbon through to wrap your gifts. The buyer REALLY wanted ribbon, but it was too expensive so he was going to scrap it. I really love the look of raffia and thought that I could make them look like they belonged with this set. Raffia is so much cheaper! I wrapped a few gifts using the raffia and magazine paper, sheet music and bakers wrap to show the buyer along with a few of the tags I had already designed at that point and he loved it.
I was so relieved that it didn’t get cancelled because I was having so much fun designing the tags, just the way I wanted them. I sketched out many different designs, some just didn’t look right so I didn’t include them, here are a few designs that I decided to scrap at the end.
This is a hanging photo quilt that I designed about a year ago, It’s amazing how big owls hit and they are still going strong. I really loved how I designed the lettering and the color palate.
The manufacturer didn’t get it quite right, as you can see in the final item. I still like it and hopefully I will have more time with the manufacturer to get the colors and patters right.
I work for two book companies and I rarely design book covers though I enjoy doing them. Here is one I did recently.
The book is about natural healing written by very compassionate people. I wanted to convey as much emotion as I could into the cover, to pair a visual with the writer’s words. For anyone who knows the horrors of chemotherapy this is a must-read. When my mother had cancer, the treatment she received to heal her was so devastating to her body and mind that though she survived, she is a shadow of the person she once was. You can look Bill up on Youtube and listen to his inspirational message and buy this book online.
Just like every other child of the 1980’s I loved to collect scratch & sniff stickers! I haven’t seen much scratch n’ sniff things around lately so I decided to invent my own variety. I came up with a brand name that I think is pretty funny (it’s being copyrighted right now…by me) I’m going to do a three set of scratch and sniff board books. Here is a sneak peak of the idea and design.