Friday, April 18, 2014

Cynthia Warren Design Studio Photography for Design* Sponge

It's been almost a year and a half since I had my photography shoot for Cynthia Warren Design Studio. Holy smokes time flies!! Cynthia is one my closest friends and design collaborators. She is one of the most amazing and creative people I know. She asked me to help her capture her studio for a piece for Design* Sponge. It was a great challenge; the photos needed to use only natural lighting. It was a great experience!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Annual Edible Schoolyard Plant Sale Poster

I was asked to design the poster for this year's plant sale for The Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley. If you live in the area don't miss it.  The rooster was such a hit with the Chez Panisse staff volunteer poster, that it was requested I use it for the plant sale! I am hoping to make t-shirts for the event itself. To be continued!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Milton And Small Coffee Design Hang Tags

Milton and Small Hang Tag, Front

Milton and Small Hang Tag, Back Detail

I was just going through some past projects and I came across the collateral that I designed for Milton and Small Beverage Co. I started with the logo I designed for them while working on their coffee label. (The label won a sa-weet Award of Excellence in the prestigious Communication Arts Design Competition! ) Rather than keeping with the ornamental feeling that I had created for the coffee bottle, I went clean and simple.  Their business cards and hang tags (pictured), however, stayed within the aesthetic of an apothecary, which was the muse of the label.  This gave them the leeway for future design directions for new products and labels but still had a sense of continuity with their original product. 

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Gala Invitation for The International House at University of California, Berkeley

For the annual gala at the I-House at UC Berkeley I suggested we create enticement with the invitation. Rather than the more commonly used folded card layout, I designed a poster that will be printed on a delicate but environmentally friendly newsprint. Each recipient will open a beautiful blue envelope to find the image of a starry sky peeping out at them. The unfolding of the poster to find the final invite on an 11 x 17 poster is all part of the experience of the piece. The design itself is inspired by an I-House logo that includes a globe and the organization's tenets: friendship, respect, understanding, tolerance, and peace.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Team Clem Emblem

I have an amazing group of friends who have become part of our family. The Hawaiians have a perfect word for such a thing: 'ohana. One of our 'ohana is in battle and I wanted to create an emblem for all of us to wear our love and support. The hippo is Clem's favorite animal because it lives amongst many other animals peacefully. They will, however, be fierce when necessary, even known to take out alligators if need be. It is time to be fierce. Team Clem shirts are being printed as we speak.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Lucy Cuneo Photography Logo

I have just finished a new logo for photographer, Lucy Cuneo. She is one of the most lovely, gracious, perceptive people I have met. I wanted her logo to match both her style of photography and the grace and loveliness of the woman herself.

This is the first instance of trying my hand at calligraphy and both Lucy and I love the imperfection of the C. For the logo color, we decided to go with a family of colors. I imagined Lucy deciding what color she wanted to use, the same way she would decide what outfit she felt like wearing, it would all depend on her mood. Why limit yourself??