With experience in a variety of printing techniques (including letterpress and screen printing) I design with the end production in mind and consider the limitations and advantages of the respective print capabilities.
Typographic Poster Designs
Cohesive work of posters designed with typographic designs and a unified color palette.
Book Arts Brochure and Map
This was a piece created as a thank you gift for the individuals that hosted myself, a fellow student and professor Katie Harper on a book arts "road trip." The brochure features the highlights of the trip, notes to the hosts and a map of the journey.
Book Arts Brochure Map
The map portion of the design reflects the journey and stops along the way.
Co-designed with a colleague while working at Pradco. This marketing piece featured a new product launch and educated consumers and retailers on the new baits. I was responsible for the overall look and design layout of the booklet.
For my personal identity I wanted a flat note card that could be used for multiple uses. Printed on a metallic substrate (yes, with white ink) by an HP Indigo at Moxy Ox- I designed this card to showcase the capabilities of printing on foil cardstock.
Fiat 500 Abarth Print Ad Campaign
This ad package consisted of a color magazine ad and two black and white designs (newspaper) to market the Fiat 500 Abarth. A common theme and visual aesthetic unifies these ads. I wrote the copy and developed the headlines through in depth research and development.
I love developing my skills as a lettering artist-- and I love any opportunity to implement it into my designs. I enjoy doing both whimsical scripts and modern calligraphy.
A single word for a creative women's gathering.
Benefit T-Shirt Design
Hand-lettered illustration originally created as a personal project - was able to use the design for a fundraiser for my niece's cancer benefit.
Thesis- Illustrations (work in progress)
The Internet: Changing Your Mind -- is the title of my thesis presentation which will be presented in the form of an illustrated book and wall art. These are a couple of the illustrations- all of the text is illustrated in similar style and color palette throughout the 10- page hand-bound book.
Hand-Lettered Logo Identity
Custom lettered logo for local children's boutique. Developed a brand identity with logotype, illustrated unicorn logo, color palette and patterns.
Thanksgiving Menu Design
Exemplar for Modern Calligraphy Kit
As an illustrator - I'm skilled in hand-lettering, digital illustration and I have a fun, whimsical aesthetic when it comes to my personal style.
Dreamgirls Show Poster
Digital illustration for the Dreamgirls Broadway show. Concept morphed a disco ball and LP to create a dramatic central element.
This was a commissioned piece for a client. The work features hand-painted watercolor florals with text.
Garden Bliss Logo
I illustrated this logo and chose a hand-drawn font to reflect the hand-crafted, homegrown roots of this gourmet food brand.
Journal Cover Illustration
A personal project, inspired by a call from Lilla Rogers where I created several "playground" themed journal covers.
Oh Snap Art Print
Just a fun personal project to practice my illustration style. Sell these on Etsy, printed shirts and plan to make an edition of screen prints.
Senior Thesis Project
I created a series of 8 illustrations based on a text I wrote expressing my concern for how the Internet seems to be "changing our minds." These pieces are designed to work individually and read as part of the whole book which I hand-bound in a flat-back case binding. I also crafted mini books with the works and coil bound them.
Whether it's social stationery or business stationery, I strive to create professional designs, pieces that are suited well to the client and my knowledge of paper and production techniques (including letterpress, etc.) can take a design to the next level.
Letterpress Portfolio Invitation
This design was chosen by the 2013 Graphic Design class at UAFS to be produced for the Portfolio Review. The design was printed on campus under my direction on a Vandercook proof press and an 8 x 10 Chandler and Price press.
Travel Themed Invitation and Party Decor
Commissioned to do this custom invitation for a gala for one of the largest high schools in Nebraska. Initially developed a logo consisting of various stamps that included the theme, date, and high school mascot. That design was used on the invitation, table signage and name tags.
Post & Present Identity Design
(top) Design Menu for Post & Present, a stationery and boutique design company. Menu explains design pricing, options and services offered in detail.
(bottom) Promotional package designed as a thank you gift for clients. A branded stationery folio with matching thank you notes and personalized gift tags.
Owl Surface Design
I enjoy creating illustrations for surface design and experimenting with new techniques through personal projects for product development. I've used this particular owl design on various surface applications as shown:
Personal Identity Suite - stationery
My brand is unified with a consistent use of signature patterns and these are utilized as a decorative border element on my stationery.
The elements of this design were hand-painted in watercolor for this custom invitation.
Motion and Web Design
I have experience in HTML5, Wordpress and After Effects. I have coded sites with HTML5 from the scratch and I have a general understanding of web design and coding. See more motion design here.
Coded from the ground up with HTML 5, this was my first portfolio website.
Church Website Concept
Coded with HTML5, this is a template I designed that could be utilized by a church or religious group.
This was my first foray into designing web sites with HTML5. The fully functioning site was a practice run in designing and coding for web platforms across multiple browsers.
Arkansas Balloon Festival Commercial
I illustrated the graphics, designed the storyboard, did the voice over and put this commercial together in After Effects and Premiere pro. Photos and video were sourced from existing archives.
Hocus Pocus Title Sequence
The challenge was to take an existing movie and create a title sequence as if it were a television show. I used vector illustrations in After Effects and Premiere to design a timeline of motion graphics for this project.
Blessed Baby Animated Logo
This was my first foray into motion design with After Effects and Premiere. First I created the hand-lettered logo and put it in motion with the flying bird and rocking effects.
Branding & Identity Design
Garden Bliss Marketing & Packaging
Logo Concept for Dealership
The client requested a logo update and they wanted to incorporate a road into the design. The dealership is a family name, so it was important to impart a professional, traditional look to this hand-rendered logo-type.
Design Boutique Identity
Promo package and Design Menu for design boutique.
Post & Present Identity
Identity design development for Post & Present design boutique-- (clockwise) business cards, Holiday invitation, magazine ad, web mock up and postcard design.
My personal identity incorporates signature and timeless patterns, black and gold color scheme and truly speaks to my personal aesthetic. I developed the print items to utilize the HP Indigo print technology to the fullest capacity- the business cards and notecards are printed on foil stock with white ink.
Personal Identity - business cards and notes
I do calligraphy for a hobby, so my logo is my initials and features calligraphic line quality and is printed on foil stock to simulate gold foil (HP Indigo).
Fancypants Identity Package
A final style guide for the Fancypants Children's Boutique. The logo consists of custom lettering and illustration with font selections, patterns, color theme and design elements.
Inscriptions Brand Design
Hand-lettered and colorful, yet still sophisticated and modern for a local boutique.
Sweet Brand for a Local Wedding Venue
The Pecan Grove at Honey Hill is a sweet spot in Northwest Arkansas where happily-ever-afters happen... and that's just what this brand expresses. Touches of traditional elegance with my calligraphy mingled with a bit of rustic and little romance to tell their story.
Modern Salon Brand
Roots is an Arkansas salon with big city style. This hand-lettered logo and monogram capture the owner's impeccable style and the salon's modern aesthetic to a T! (0r an R?) Bold and gold, this brand says it all - upscale, timeless and on trend. It's everything!