Monday, May 23, 2011

The Kimberly

Recently I had a chance to recreate the Johanna invitation that I featured last fall.

A client contacted me who was absolutely in love with the concept and had a piece of custom artwork that she wanted to use and all we had to do was work out the rest of the color scheme.

We made a few changes based on the different type of wedding they were having. For instance, this wedding is being held at a country club, whereas Johanna's was in the backwoods of the Catskill Mountains. To reflect this change, we used a custom punched band to hold their extra materials in rather than a natural, lotka paper.

As always, it was a joy to work on these invitations and so fun to create something new out of an already established design.

Monday, April 25, 2011

The Unchosen One

One of the many great things about being a licensed Envelopments dealer is that I have access to their pre-made design templates. Normally, this isn't something that I take advantage of - I like to create my own designs. But sometimes it is nice to be able to pull a tree or a flourish if I need one.

Recently, I had a client contact me who described her and her fiancé as fun, spontaneous, quirky and not too serious. They were looking for a save the date for their long, fall weekend wedding that would have an itinerary as well as all sorts of information on everything from how to get there to what to do with your dog. And since their last name was 'Folly'* they wanted to call it "A Fall 'Folly'-age Wedding".

Oh, and she needed it yesterday.

Because of her time constraints, I decided to use an Envelopments design as a jumping off point and stick close to their design work. This saved us both oodles of time.

Here's the original Envelopments design for a weekend itinerary (click to make larger):

And here was my tweaked design to fit her fall 'Folly'-age wedding weekend (click to enlarge):

In the end, she decided not to go with this design as it ended up not being what she and her fiancé wanted; so this isn't a final version of what it could have looked like. But still, it was great to be able to fall back on something that was already created so when my client decided to go in another direction, we hadn't lost much time.

*that's actually not their last name...I always change names...but it is similar enough for you to get the point.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Website is down

Hi all,

Just a quick note to let you know that the website is down as it was hacked a few days ago. I am in the middle of several important client deliverable dates and thus website maintenance will have to wait for a few more days.

Thank you for your patience during this time.



Friday, January 28, 2011

Fall Vineyard Save the Date

I've been working with a client who is getting married on Martha's Vineyard in the Fall. She wasn't too set on any specific design concepts for her wedding when we first met which can be daunting to a designer to try and determine. But after speaking with her during an initial consultation I was able to come up with a few possible designs for her. One of my favorite parts of this career I have chosen is being able to take what a client has in their heads and in their hearts and create pieces that reflect that to their guests.

In the end, my client and her fiance chose a really beautiful suite that has some of my favorite details.

Below is their save-the-date (keep in mind that ALL information has been changed to protect the innocent).
I always love being in touch with a client in time to send out a save-the-date that coordinates with the entire invitation suite - I know when I receive an invitation in the mail that coordinates with the save-the-date I received earlier it really makes me excited about anticipating the type of event to expect.

I can't wait to show you what the full suite looks like, but I want to wait a bit longer to highlight the invitation itself so that they have time for their guests to receive them...that means you're going to have to be patient for a few more months!! But believe is TOTALLY worth it.

In the meantime, here's a fun game: what slightly-unexpected detail do you think we will be including in the invitation design?

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

More parties!!

Here's another fun party invitation that I did for a client before the Christmas break. I used a few elements from the Envelopments line - specifically, the layout of the date and their tree graphic.

I loved the jewel tones of the double mount invitation and envelope and the client really responded favorably!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Party invites

Every year we host an after-the-holidays, meet-the-neighbors party at our home. It is a great way to get everyone on our block together to meet one another and say 'hi'. This year, our invitation is a little different and I think it is pretty fun.

Pay no mind to the date or details of this invitation...they've all been changed.
I'm hoping the neigbors all like this year's offering!!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Indie Owned

I recently participated in a publication called Indie Owned. The premise is to highlight independently owned businesses in and around Boston.

The publication was distributed to every home here in Roslindale, MA. Unfortunately, they weren't put in mailboxes like I originally thought they would be, but still it was great to get the exposure. Many of my clients are not local, so it is great to dip my toes in the local market a little bit more.

Here's the profile I created for the can see it up close here.

The last paragraph reads a little like a Miss America bio...guess I should change that.

Anyway, I'm very thankful to Indie Owned for the opportunity and am hoping that this will be a successful stepping point for growing my local presence.