Monday, December 27, 2010

False. Black Bear.

This design is an ode to a few things I love:
Retro-ness (I am declaring this a word)
and of course The Office

this conversation between Dwight and Jim is one of my favorite office moments ever :)



I'm really excited about this poster, I really love how it turned out! :D
It's awesome when I get asked to design something and am free to do whatever I want
this is the result of that ;)

hope everyone had a great Christmas!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


I posted this little design on flickr a week ago to enter into a contest...

and I won the contest!!

I'm so excited I've never really won anything before! 

oh and have a great Christmas!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


just a little design I did today, I like incorporating quotes into designs, kinda my new thing :)

I've been watching the office so much lately and I think it's funny how Dwight says "False." all the time, I think that is why I chose this quote, hehe.

hmm...I'll have to start using office quotes for designs ;)

oh and I have a pretty sweet poster design (if I do say so myself) to upload soon!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

{ I love families }

Just updated my portfolio with some new photos, you should check it out.
you can also find them on my facebook page.

here's a little preview:


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

{ Portland Central Young Life }

This is a design I did for invites and save the dates for Portland Central Young Life's Dessert Fundraiser :)

Have a good day :)

Monday, December 13, 2010

{ a little glimpse }

This is what I do when I'm bored sometimes, re-design my logo and brand identity :)
I'm considering changing my logo, but still undecided, I'm very picky...

Have a great Christmas break :)

Sunday, November 28, 2010

{ tech }

This was actually a homework assignment (follow a tutorial on shaded text) So I thought I'd spice it up a bit with a quote about technology, it is graphic design after all ;)

hope everyone had a good thanksgiving, I sure did

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

{ snow, Snow, SNOW }

Yes, it SNOWED here! It's not even thanksgiving yet! Needless to say I'm pretty stoked about the snow and having the day off of school because of it :)
I bundled up and went for a little stroll around the neighborhood to get some photos of this awesome occasion.

I got some cute new boots, which I  love, and they came just in time for the snow!

have a great Thanksgiving week!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

{ go }

a little typography for today, this one isn't a quote, just a thought from me

I'm really wanting to try to hand draw some script type and transfer it to the computer, so we'll see, maybe that will happen over thanksgiving break :)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

{ Winter Ale }

Red Hart Winter Ale. Sounds good, huh? I've been really wanting to design a beer label* (see note below) so I just decided to make up my brand of beer and do it :) I wanted it to have a very "Northwest" feel, like something you'd find at a little brewery in Portland. 

*Wondering "why a beer label?" Well I happen to think alcohol has exceptionally designed packaging, ever seen an ugly beer label? (okay there's maybe a few in the world.) so that is the answer to why I chose a beer label. and finally, here it is:

This is the design I'm envisioning going on the outside of the box perhaps.

cheers :)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

{ love helvetica }

I just watched a movie about Helvetica and had the urge to use it ;)

this quote is from one of my favorite chapters: 1 Corinthians 13 (the message)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

{ another world }

You know those questions people sometimes ask: "if you could speak to anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would it be?"
my answer: C.S. Lewis

"I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy. The most probable explanation is that I was made for another world." -C.S. Lewis

Thursday, November 4, 2010

{ poker face }

This is a design I did for school :)
We designed face cards in a style similar to a card they showed us, using an animal instead of human.
My animal is a White Hart (hart is an old word for stag). It is thought to be good luck to see one as they are very rare to see. They are also the personal emblem of Kind Richard the second and appear on his coat of arms.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

{ blossom }

Some more typography for today, I worked on this, this morning instead of homework...hehe :)
one of my favorite quotes:
"Then the time came when the risk to remain tight in a bud
was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." -Anais Nin

I'm off to actually do some homework now, have a great day! :)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

{ vote? }

Little something I worked up for fun, and to remind everyone to vote, less than one week left! 
One of my loves of graphic design is typography so I'm hoping to do many more designs with type :)

have a great rest of the week! :)

{ inspiration }

one of my classmates posted this video and I think the mural the two in the video paint is SOO gorgeous so I have to share! :)
I wouldn't mind having that in my house


Saturday, October 16, 2010

{ beautiful colors all around me }

It's starting out to be a gorgeous sunny autumn! I'm loving all the beautiful colors in the trees and sky :)

have a wonderful day! Enjoy the sunshine :)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

{ love }

just a little photo series a did a few weeks back, reminds me of summer :) 
time to say hello to fall though

(this is a bokeh-panorama I did with my 50mm at f1.6, it's about 12 images stitched)

I got a HUGE bag of vintage buttons for $1! yes I said one dollar :)

I love yellow :)

I have a set of screw on "macro filters" I used for some of these, they create a real shallow DOF