Sunday, June 23, 2013

Letter to Sarah: Cherry Blossom

Here is my fourth week sketch for Sarah's mission letter. Since she is going to Japan, I thought it appropriate to draw her a cherry blossom branch. I am loving every minute of drawing things for Sarah and look forward to every week :)

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day everyone! I hope you are having a wonderful one so far. This year I made my dad and both Father-in-laws cards and I thought I would share them with you. 

For my dad I played with hand lettering typography. 

For Trevor's dad I drew him a rat rod, since he builds his own cars. He actually used to have the exact model above. 

For Trevor's step-dad I drew him a buck, since he hunts deer.

I am excited to see their reactions today, when we give them the cards :)

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Letters to Sarah

I have been writing letters to my sister Sarah while she is on an LDS mission. She will be going to Kobe, Japan and currently she is in Provo, Utah at the Missionary Training Center learning Japanese. 
I have been writing her a letter every week and illustrating her a card or doing fun typography. 
I decided that I would like to start posting my cards for everyone to see. Who knows, I might even set up an Etsy shop and start selling cards. 

This sketch was inspired by the Russian artist Olga Gamynina

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Business Cards for Basic Gear

If you all remember, I made a logo for the company Basic Gear. My client came back and asked for business cards. It was very exciting for me, since it was the first time I got to design a business card (yes, I am still new to all of this).
I wanted to make a bridge between the outdoor (camping, hiking, rock climbing, bush whacking, etc.) and a clean modern look. So I took a wood texture (if I had a bigger budget I would get actual wood and brand the cards) and used that as the background. Then I took elements from their website to make a transition from web to print for the graphic elements on the back of the card.
With this experience I have learned a lot about making a design simple and not boring. I absolutely loved this project and can't wait for the next.