Wednesday, June 15, 2016

SAL Golf Tournament 2016

Another design for the Sons of the American Legion. This is for their annual Golf Tournament. The design utilizes some stock clip art and features the fonts Bernard Condensed and Univers.

Kayleigh and Sean's Wedding Invitations

The bride and groom requested something simple and elegant using silver or gray.
Here is the solution they chose. I used Roseround for the script font and Minion for the supporting text. Stock art swirls were screened back and added for interest. The back of the card is a simple gray with the same swirl added much larger and bleeding off the page.
Here is the envelope design.

The response cards were designed to match in a smaller size.

Here is the response envelope design.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Kayleigh and Sean's Save the Date Postcard

This project was a lot of fun. The couple asked for a simple and elegant solution for their "Save the Date" postcards utilizing gold, silver and gray with black and white photography.

This solution features the font Sugarbush. I added a fun swirl in the background that mimicked the font. I applied a photo filter for special effect.

Here is a classic look using the fonts Felix Titling and Savoye Let Plain. I added an elegant diamond pattern to the background.

Another fun design with the font Sugarbush and a pretty repetitive texture.

Have Heart Regular is the featured font here.

I chose to include this option because the photo really showed off their eyes! The classic font Roseround is used, and a pretty lace background was added for interest.

Here is the design my clients chose. Again, we have the font Roseround along with a pretty flourish for interest.

Monday, April 11, 2016

The Fierce Heart

This is the cover of a book I designed for Anne Zick. It was a wonderful project to be involved in. Anne had written many poems and she and I worked together to design this book. I had it printed in a small press run for friends and family. I utilized stock photo imagery and the font used was Kaligraf Latin for its Celtic feel. She past away shortly after the book was printed.

Here is a sample of the interior pages.
The woman in the photo is Anne Zick, standing with her husband, Edward.

Elevations Credit Union Mural

This was a local design contest to paint a mural on a wall of shipping crates in a conference room at a bank. The wall was 28' long. I submitted my design and was selected as a finalist. The general public then voted on their favorite and a winner was selected. It wasn't me. Anyway, the design was a simple rendition of the view of Longs Peak from Longmont, with different shades of blue illustrating the foothills. Swirls were added to the sky to simulate the wind (it gets pretty windy here!) with pine trees in the foreground. Again, this design will only see the light of day on this blog.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

A Slow Tour Through France Book Cover

I'm not a big fan of design contests. Loads of graphic artists design the same thing and submit their ideas. The client looks them over and chooses ONE to be the "winner." The other designers really are the losers, because they spent their time and talent on a project they will never get paid for and will never see the light of day. Bull crap. But, every now and again, I participate just the same. Here is a book cover I designed through It's the story of a woman who travels across France on a bicycle. Her starting and ending points are marked with stars. It utilizes some stock imagery. The fancy font is Sugarbush Italic. The word "France" is set in Impact and there are raindrops within the text (the woman in the book encountered a lot of rain). Secondary text is set in the font Avenir. My design did not win, but alas, it is seeing the light of day on this blog. :)

Angela & Brandon's Wedding Invitation

This wedding had a rustic theme, utilizing burlap and lace. The theme colors were pink and orange. I incorporated multiple stock photo images and created the collage of flowers, lace, burlap, handmade paper, roses and ribbon. I added a little silver charm and designed a fun engraving using the bride and grooms initials and a heart. The font used was Barrett Ironwork. I also repeated that design across the top, alternating pink and orange. The rest of the invitation was set in the Italianno font. An RSVP card was designed using the same style.