Tuesday, March 17, 2009

{ inspiration :: marimekko }

i love the new patterns from marimekko, escpecially sanna annukka's bold collection. her illustrative style and use of color definitely reminds me of one of my favorite designer's to be fearured on booooom! - janine rewell.

also, i want to wear that dress all summer.

{ its finally spring! }

i am working on this illustration for a client right now, but it just fits this day so perfectly. it is warm and sunny here in wisconsin...the days are getting longer and everyone has a little bounce in their step, its lovely.

{ every moment }

this is a piece i created for the eisner museum of advertising's annual fundraising event. everyone was given a 12" x 12" board to do with what they wanted...i cut out letterforms on sticker paper, which i then adhered to the board and spray painted gold. the effect was kind of interesting.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

{my new website is finally up!}

well, i finally updated my website with new work and a little bit of a new look. so, if anyone is bored they should check it out and let me know what you think. hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!

Monday, March 2, 2009

{nope, i haven't fallen off the face of the earth}

so, i haven't been posting lately because i am working furiously at updating my website. my old school server finally took down my files, so i should have my new website up-and-running later this week.

also, i am super excited to be an alumni presenter at the 5th annual nowHERE design conference. if anyone is in the stevens point, wi area you should check it out. it is always really fun and there are some great presenters.

in the meantime i thought i would post about some of the fun things i have been working on besides my website ::

{home brew: nikol-aye ale}

mikey and i brewed our first beer together, its an amber ale and should be delicious. we are calling it nikol-aye ale...its named after our cat, nikolai, but with a pirate-themed twist. hopefully it tastes good, we will find out next weekend!

{bottle label designs to be coming soon}

{diy chalkboard}

i have also been obsessed with chalkboards lately thanks to design*sponge. so i decided to make my own...

i owe my brother for finding these frames for me; they are a set of 2 matching mirrors from the 70's, i think. the ornate frames are made of plastic, so i didn't feel bad painting them white. unfortunately, i didn't think to get before and after pictures in time so the frame in the before picture is still being used with the mirror, and in the after picture i painted the mirror with chalkboard paint. it was really easy and fun...amazing what a coat of paint can do!