Roots and Rhythm

The past few months I’ve been busy working on designing promotional material for a super awesome non-profit music festival, Roots and Rhythm. This year marked the 9th year for the annual festival. I joined the planning committee last fall and volunteered my skills to create simple eye-catching designs on everything from billboards to t-shirts.

Hand Drawn Typography

Recently I’ve been obsessing over hand lettering and wanted to give it a try. The perfect opportunity came along when I decided to create a piece original artwork for a friend’s baby shower. I illustrated the quotation below and had it printed on canvas for the baby’s nursery.

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Going Away Owl

I sketched this owl a few months ago and when a co-worker resigned I decided it would make a perfect going-away card. I colored the sketch in Photoshop and added some playful typography to complete the design.

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Mother’s Day Love

I designed this card a few weeks ago to show some love for all the special ladies in my life. The flower elements were sketches that I scanned. Then I composed and colored the elements in Photoshop with a muted pallet to compliment the design.

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Fancy Foxes

I’ve been amid a whirlwind of projects lately. Here’s one I’m especially excited about! I utilized some illustrations from my Woodland Wonders collection to create these adorable baby shower invitations. Originally I designed the illustration in an aqua color scheme, but when I found out the couple was having a girl I opted for a more feminine pallet. Below is the invitation sent to guests as well as a thank you postcard to be sent after the event. The elements of the my previously created pattern collection worked together along with fanciful typography to create these charming designs.

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Spring Postcard

I’ve had quite a few freelance projects recently that have kept me from posting. I took a break from it all though to create a postcard to thank a few special people. This spring inspired design is fresh, whimsical and was so much fun to create!

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The Colour of Love

The deadline for the latest Tigerprint design competition is nearly here and I just finished up my entries! The design brief asked that a love themed surface pattern collection be created with an exciting new color palette. I used the shape of a heart as my initial building block  and my patterns grew from there. Next I worked on some typography that would become the centerpiece of the greeting card I created to compliment the other 4 patterns.

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