This summer, I've been spending time on working through lists of to-dos. One overdue item was to recover this old Stakmore chair I found in my basement. Old Airstream trailers were apparently stocked with Stakmore furniture. While the cane was in perfect condition, it desperately needed a rub-down with some teak oil and new foam and fabric on the seat.
The beyond amazing folks at The Progressive Project (TPP) needed a logo for a new project they are launching in North Carolina to assert the full humanity and equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in American life and to increase public support for LGBT rights.
They were hoping for something clean that would compliment the TPP logo. Here is what we ended up with:
One more post from Abbey & Scott's party about one of my favorite features. We wanted to have photographs of the couple but didn't want to do the typical PowerPoint slideshow. Instead, I made photo banners that hung on the fireplace wall.
A few years ago, when working on an event for a dear friend, we jokingly came up with the concept of "reoccurring notions" as a way to build a theme for an event. Since then, we have used the term and technique over and over again and picked one or two elements to repeat for all our events.
Here are some "reoccurring notions" from Abbey and Scott's party. Yes, we knew it kind of looked like a Chinese restaurant but we liked it! Shown below: prosperity banner, double happiness sugar cookies, fortune swizzle sticks, double happiness cocktail napkins, and more.
Vicki Jeane wanted a nautical themed invite for her son's rehearsal dinner. We did it up with nautical flags for the "C" and "M" and rope details for the ampersand and envelope labels we needed for the navy envelopes!
A huge part of my work is for friends, colleagues, and organizations that share my values. Graphic design is as much a part of transformation and revolution as anything else! So here's two designs from the archives.
My brother has been living in China for the past 10 years. He recently got married to his long-time girlfriend Abbey. Which created the need for announcements and also a party to celebrate stateside!
We created a simple announcement using the traditional double happiness with their names in Mandarin characters. The matching party invite enclosure has a photo of the happy, giggly couple on their wedding day. And the envelopes were lined with luscious Yuzen (I know, Japanese not Chinese but it's stunning!).