Gold foil prints for UC Berkeley

Here's a custom typographic illustration I created for UC Berkeley a couple months ago. They were foil stamped on beautiful deep blue cardstock and sent out to donors and alumni for the New Year. I just love how they turned out – nothing beats the excitement of getting a fresh stack of samples back from the client!

Peep more of the project here.

Our New Year's cards

I love holiday cards, but I kind of love New Year's cards even more! Receiving a card in the New Year is kind of like finding that extra french fry in the bottom of the bag: you think you're done and you're feelin' pretty satisfied, but wait—there's more!

I illustrated our family portrait and had the cards printed with Minted, using Annie Clark's foil-pressed template, Gold Rush. The design was actually intended to be a wedding thank you card, but I'm all for a little creative repurposing!

New: Storybook letterpress wedding invitation.

Exciting news: Storybook is now available in lovely letterpress at Minted! As part of Minted's inaugural line of custom letterpress wedding designs, the Storybook suite includes invitations, response cards, directions cards, information inserts and folded thank you cards.

Be sure to check out the full collection - there are some gorgeous designs by talented folks like Alethea and Ruth, Lauren Chism, Annie Clark, R Studio, Kristen Smith, Moglea, Root Beer Float, Penelope Poppy, Wondercloud Design, Unless Someone Like You, Ann Gardner, The Social Type, Olive and Violet, Paper Dahlia, Teresa Lang, and Jennifer Wick.

Holiday fever, part I.

It's a stormy Monday here in Houston and I've finished work early, so I thought I'd share some of my recent entries for Minted's 2012 Holiday Card challenge. In the name of brevity, I will break this up into a couple posts (more to come). Winners and Editor's Picks will be announced later this summer, so fingers crossed for a nice surprise come September!


Map & Luggage Labels wedding invitation suite.

Map & Luggage Labels was designed for destination weddings, international couples, and elopers! Or for those who (like me) just love to daydream of far-off lands...

My family lived all over the world as I was growing up, and we spent a lot of time traveling to and fro. Vintage-inspired luggage labels bring me back to the days when I was about 3 feet tall, eye-level with all the exotic and brightly colored stickers, labels, and stamps on other peoples' luggage. Take a look at this awesome collection from Art of the Luggage Label on Flickr.

Luna wedding invitation suite.

I created Luna for Minted in response to their call-out for dark, romantic, Twilight-inspired designs. I'm not a Twilight devotee, but I can totally appreciate the aesthetic and jumped at the chance to design an invitation that could fit any uber-romantic, nighttime celebration under the stars. Think: poetry, New Orleans, astronomy/astrology, goth, 19th centruy science fiction, and magic.

Minted's challenge inspired a lot of fantastic Twilight-centric designs. Check out this blog post to see them all!

Order Luna