A wonderful part of being a graphic designer is the ability to make things, as obvious as that may sound. Most of my work is done on a computer, so I find it refreshing to create something tangible with my own hands. It is a process that is both soothing and gets my heart beating. I love it. Thankfully, I have the incredibly talented and generous Cynthia Warren as a wonderful friend. She was kind enough to help me paint and mount this little personal project. Being in Cynthia's studio is like being in Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory. It's the home of the Everlasting Gobstopper of design confectionery.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
The owners of Oaktown Spice Shop, Erica Perez and John Beaver, have created the most amazing shop. The walls are filled with colors and textures of all sorts. They are warm and wonderful folks who love to share their love and knowledge of spices. Their enthusiasm is really quite contagious.
Our website wanted convey this enthusiasm, as well as their down to Earth personalities and the beauty of the shop. We did so by making the site easy to navigate. Nothing is slick. No need to be! The colors and texture of the photos are to transport the viewer so you can almost smell the peppercorns and nutmeg. Erica and John learned how to photograph their products themselves, so that you can see each bottle up close. We are all very excited with the site!
Friday, November 21, 2014
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Saturday, September 27, 2014
I have been working on more signage for the new bowling alley, Plank, in Oakland's Jack London Square. I have done a series of interior signs. Keep your eyes pealed, the soft openings are beginning soon!
Friday, September 5, 2014
I just finished up signs for a new bowling alley that is in the works for Jack London Square called Plank. The alley will have a nautical, steam punk vibe to it. The signs, which will be outside had to have a retro quality with a nice balance of modernity. Thanks to the lovely Alexandra Silverman, who is working on the interior design, I was able to take part in a great, fast project!
Saturday, August 16, 2014
In celebration of the return of Milton and Small, I am posting their business card. It has been a little over a year but they are back! They are great folks and they have a great product, with a new chicory version to be added to their line. Let me remind you that I was thrilled to have won the amazing Communication Arts Design Award with the packaging I designed for M&S, so I have a very special place in my heart for my client.
I will keep you updated when their coffee hits the shelves once more.