Finding inspiration in the everyday stuff.
Caroline (who has a fantastic name, not that I’m biased) was one of my first custom design clients and is still a joy to work with. Recently she needed a simple business card created using the logo I designed for her a while ago. It was her idea to add the detail work in the back to help the card pop a little, and I think it came out beautifully!
A returning customer of mine is marketing a new product, and they asked if I would help with the logo design. I can hardly take credit for anything other than the mechanics of this one, as they came to me with several proposed ideas, all sketched out, and described in great detail how they wanted it to look. We tried a couple minor variations on this theme but eventually they settled on the original concept. Although I do enjoy brainstorming with my clients to get just the right look, and it’s certainly fun to be creative, sometimes it’s refreshing when someone else has already done the research and considered the concepts beforehand, and all I have to do is draw the idea into being!
A client requested a fairy-tale, storybook-esque theme for her new business, selling high-end childrens’ bedding and toys. I believe the final project went in a different direction, but the result turned out pretty cute anyway!
Occasionally I’ll work on a custom order and over the course of the work, become torn between the client’s wants and my own personal preference. In my mind, what the client wants, the client gets–but sometimes I want to show off my favorite part of the process, too. In this case, the Mason Jar logo is not the final design that was decided upon, but this was my favorite revision.