Wedding invitation suite design which included branding of couple’s initials into wedding mark, double-sided wedding invitations, accommodation cards, RSVP cards and seal stickers. The wedding itself was unique in that there were two separate events needing to fit and function on one single invitation. The ceremony and dinner party was held in LA and a lunch wedding party held in Chicago.
The invitation’s design was inspired by the location of the LA wedding which was held in the historic Hotel Normandie. The venue has art deco, geometric architectural details and classic square tiled floors. Therefore, the invitations were square in size with split directional design to differentiate the two different party’s information.
On the reverse of the information side, custom city illustrations were drawn to complement each of the two cities. Gold foil emboss was applied to the navy and white two-tone design across the suite. The initial logo mark was then applied to stamps and stickers used for the guest gifts.
As a surprise I also designed wedding rehearsal dinner invitations and menus.
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Wedding invitation suite for a Washington, DC couple. The Japanese maple leaf was a core visual element for this suite since the proposal took place in Kyoto, Japan during the autumn. Therefore, I designed a collection of foliage blending in several maple leaf styles and colors.
As the save-the-dates were being sent out in early spring, the leaf artwork was drawn in bright spring colors. For the formal invitations, the leaf artwork motif changed to mimic the changing of seasons and re-emphasize their autumn engagement and upcoming autumn wedding. I drew a large set of different foliage to compliment the different seasons. In order to make the artwork feel more natural, I used watercolor texture fills versus solid color fills. All pieces were printed on a soft, warm Mohawk ivory stock.
With the emphasis on nature, the envelope colors also tie in the colors of the changing seasons. Spring green for the save-the-date envelopes and a rich sienna color for the lining of the invitation suite and RSVP envelopes (exterior of invitation envelope is a natural stone color). A tactile element was brought in with the slight pearlescent of all envelopes and the champagne colored foil emboss.
Lastly, the owl and turtle have significant meaning to the couple so I created a custom stamp design that incorporated the same green watercolor texture seen on the leaf artwork and the two animals.
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Original leaf artwork illustrations and stamp illustration.
Over my time working at Magento + eBay Enterprise, I collected quotes heard around the office and designed a book. The quotes were collected on post-it notes and stuck on the wall in my workspace. Playing off the visual cues of the classic yellow post-it note, the text placement, book size and end sheet colors all allude to its original design. The book is 144 pages and hand-bound with book board that includes hand-embossed quote marks on the cover.
These are some different typographic posters I designed. They are all large-format; ranging from 18"x24" to 24"x36". Posters were printed both digitally and by personally hand-pulling screen prints.
Movie still images credit Sony Pictures.
The project was hand-painted over the span of three days in my home. The wall was painted green first, then a projector was used to display the design onto the wall. Freehand tracing and taping techniques were used to complete the white lettering.
This was a collaborative project with three other friends. We painted a portion of the wall at a skate park in Mile End, London. The wall was a dense surface of graffiti; we wanted to change the aesthetic and create a somewhat ironic mural in the grungy, urban landscape. We painted a flower garden to create contrast to the graffiti. The garden was painted reminiscent to childlike painting styles. The mural was completed in one night.
I like to hand-cut stencils with oil board and use stills from my favorite movies.
Drive movie images credit Sony Pictures.
Vanilla Sky movie images credit Paramount Pictures.