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.
Since I design a lot of stationery, for my friends I usually make a unique card with a joke I made up for them. I gave one to my employer for his anniversary *not shown here* and he loved it and asked me to design a series based off of that card. Here are 3 of them, I don’t know if other people find them funny or if it’s just my strange sense of humor…
I was given just a blank white photo frame and asked to do a simple advertising statement on the back for it because they needed the artwork sent to the manufacturer that day. The box was going to be a glossy white and I knew that I could print on it anyway so I decided to see how far I could go with this. It looked time consuming because I had no copy written for me, the die-line was upside down and folded strangely, not to mention that I had to find a photo to go into every frame and I had very little stock photography of people.
I had read a quote that morning that really touched my heart and I knew I could do something sweet with this item.
Everything seemed to just come together so quickly mentally for this item, I knew what I wanted it to look like so it was just a matter of coming up with copy and arranging it to fit all of the spaces in the right direction.
I’m happy with how it came out for a smash job. The warm grey and bright yellow colors are inspired by my bedroom. I live in Colorado and adore aspen trees, so when I moved into my house the first thing I did was to paint my bedroom grey and paint aspen tree trunks all along the wall. I have lots of bright photos of aspens hanging up around but here is a small photo of my wall.
I designed a new business card for myself this year, I only really use them when I travel for business so every year I’ll make a new design for fun. This one has been really popular, several people from Imagine Nation and Books are fun saw mine and wanted one of their own. I really love this coffee shop chalkboard trend because I am such a big fan of typography. I hope it lasts for a while!
This item was designed for Jordan Mark, a gift company. I love designing square boxes. For some reason I don’t get many products in a square box, the symmetry appeals to me. This Item was super sweet and nicely made but it was difficult to know what to call it. They did not want to call it a night light because it would limit the customer’s impression of what they could do with it. Originally all the samples I received were butterflies and flowers so I wanted to call it “Luminous Garden Lamp”. They told me that there would be some with nativity scenes on them and the whole collection needed to have one name. So after much back and fourth the name was made more generic. A lot of the Jordan Mark collection is blue so I wanted it to complement the other items they sell. I love the look of old with new, the old label with the fresh blue pattern turned out really elegant and unique.