Earlier this year, the cutest little guy was born to Robbie & Mavis. A little brother to Evangeline and Silas, Ezekiel came into this world and upped their count to five. What better way for this family to tell their nearest and dearest the details than with this hand lettered card?
Photos: The Nickersons
Rachel & Jason's big day is fast approaching! I had so much fun creating this invitation suite for them – colour blocked, with an autumn feel on a textured stock, polished off with brown kraft envelopes.
Congrats you two!
Lovely photos courtesy of Sarah Nickerson.
I'm saying farewell to yet another busy wedding invitation season (phew) and am excited to share some of my favourites with you. What better than some beautiful photos of print work for this over-cast monday evening, am I right?
Bethany and Tim were married last month in Vancouver. Their wedding was elegant, yet simple. The styling was beautiful and the rooms were full of people who were truly rooting for a new and awesome marriage. There were touches of gold – but not too much – and many, many, giant pink peonies.
Bethany and Tim – huge congrats. Thanks for letting me be a (little) part of your big day.
Photos by The Nickersons.
My blog posts have been lacking as of late, however I'm finally catching up and excited to share some exciting work from the last few months.
Do you shop at Save On Foods? Chances are you have if you live in BC or Alberta. The (just about 100 year old) BC owned company is stepping up their already great service and offering something new. Keep your eyes peeled for one of these snazzy Mercedes Sprinters in your neighbourhood. Yes, you can order groceries online and have them delivered to your door, or you can pick them up (all packed and ready to go) from the store closest to you. It's pretty awesome.
Working with the (really awesome) Creative team at the Overwaitea Food Group, we developed a pretty eye-catching look for the promotional material for this new service. Going with a fun, fresh, food pun theme, I was privileged to develop a series of illustrations that outline what this new service has to offer, in a fun way. Its a bit intimidating to have my hand lettering blown up larger than life, but at the same time, so great. I get chills every time I see one of these beauties cruising down the street.
What do you think? Will you ever consider having your groceries delivered?
To find out if the new (and slowly expanding) grocery delivery service is available in your area, visit saveonfoods.com/shop.
Thanks to Nicole & Emily for these great photos.
Babies babies babies!
Seems like its the season for pregnant ladies and new babes. I had so much fun illustrating and designing this baby shower invitation for Jodi! She's due soon with a little girl, and her nearest and dearest are gathering for a beautiful baby shower with an elephant theme and touches of pink chevron decor.
An early congratulations to Jodi on her soon-to-be bundle of joy!
Also, these photos – they're gorgeous. Huge thanks to the always talented Sarah Nickerson!
Pine Ridge Knit & Sew has been serving the East for 28 years. It is now owned by the third generation in the family, and exists to create a sense of community around a love for sewing, knitting and making. With new family members taking ownership of the shop this year, the owners wanted a fresh new look. We're happy to launch the new Pine Ridge Knit & Sew logo this week. It is a nice mix of geometrics, clean lines, and a splash of hand lettering. We think it turned out pretty sharp! All the best to Pine Ridge Knit & Sew as they venture into this next step of business!
Process: from the sketchbook
Kitchen dwellers take note!
We originally designed these cards to contribute to prize packs at the Indie I Do wedding show, but they are too cute not to share with everyone else! Printed on a rustic cream pulp paper, we hand-illustrated these beauties to mimic retro bakeware. Boasting three colourful sets: blue, red and mustard these (standard) sized recipe cards are a perfect bridal shower or housewarming gift. We have sets for purchase – please inquire by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Photos by Sarah Nickerson :)
I couldn't let this fun little project fall through the cracks without sharing. With a family cat named "Mac" and a couple's signature home made red wine in mind, I had the pleasure of illustrating a custom wine label full of character, hand lettering, and a cat in glasses. It turned out lovely. How about a custom illustrated label for your wedding, party, or personal wine stash?
Thanks to Sarah Nickerson for the awesome photos!
We got to work with some pretty amazing people in 2013. One of those includes Christie Esau, co-founder of thisvillage – an organization that works with one village at a time to alleviate poverty. You can read more about them here, and please do!
This past late November, thisvillage ran a campaign to raise money to build wells for the small village of Bandanpally in Andhra Pradesh, India. The wells would finally give these people access to clean water. I can't imagine living without clean water, can you?
We were privileged to create a campaign graphic for the Start Some Good campaign, which was printed on buttons and distributed to the funders. We also prepared two "thank-you" typography pieces for cards that will go out to thank the funders of the campaign.
The people of Bandanpally now will have two new wells to provide them with clean water. thisvillage, you are awesome :)
This past September we got to be a little part of an awesome project. The Pop Up Wedding Project orchestrated 10 marriages over two days to couples looking for an alternative to the big, expensive, traditonal wedding. The planners coordinated with a number of local Vancouver vendors to produce a breathtaking decorated and styled venue, decadent food and florals, a ready to go officiant, all to be captured by a really talented photographer and videographer – all the couples needed to do was show up (pretty much).
Tylor and I got crafty and made a wooden banner to be used in photos, and decor. Tylor cut and planned, I sanded and hand painted. We also made some hand lettered cake toppers and tent cards for the food. Here are some photos of the making process.
Now, take some time to soak in some photos of the event gorgeously captured by Sarah Nickerson. Yeah, she knows what she's doing!
Though our contributions were small, we were so honoured to be part of such an exciting and successful event! All the best to the newly married couples, and a massive thanks to the PUWP coordinators All & Sundry and The Nickersons. Bravo!
Happily married to a handsome fellow named Tylor, she is a graphic designer, paper lover, hobby crafter, culinary adventurer and an all-round creative enthusiast.