Illustration and Lettering
As a designer, it's part of the job description is to work with great imagery, color, type and lettering. As an artist, it's a welcome challenge to create it all from scratch. To see more, click the contact menu item to sign up for my e-newsletter and you can also stay in touch via Instagram, Facebook, Behance, or LinkedIn!
For the past several years, I've sent ornaments to my clients as holiday gifts. Early on, I commissioned a glass artist to create them but for the past two years have designed my own. Using laser printer technology is just another way for me as a print designer to explore new mediums. While I had originally wanted this year's ornament to print on wood, the newer process my printer was testing out (printing directly on the substrate and then laser cutting it) was causing some scorching on the piece so we switched to an acrylic substrate instead. Once the printing was completed, the gluing of crystals and both sides and tying the string for hanging added the final touches.
Memphis Japan Festival Branding
After many years of brand development for the Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival held in the spring–designing that event's logo, ads, signage, programs and more–I was thrilled to get the call from my client about developing the graphics and branding for the Memphis Japan Festival. Held in the fall at the Memphis Botanic Garden, we knew we wanted to have a color palette that fit the season but that also coincided in tone with the Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival branding. What fun to find out the Japanese Maple was the graphic of choice since the Memphis Botanic Garden features many of these gorgeous and delicate trees prominently. I continue to be in awe of the craft and culture of Japan and the events and exhibitors that feature these at the Festival are treat to be a part of!
Branding for Tennessee Hospital Association's Annual Meeting
For the past several years, I've have the great honor to develop branding for Tennessee Hospital Association's Annual Meeting. Each year it gets a whole new look which of course is great for all of us involved in developing the branding for the meeting. And each year we improve upon all the ways we reach out to hospitals and their administrators and medical staff.