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!

Beyond.

826 Valencia Book Design

For the past few months I've worked with 826 Valencia to produce this year's issue of the Young Authors' Book Project, Beyond Stolen Flames, Forbidden Fruit, and Telephone Booths.

Juniors and seniors from June Jordan School for Equity wrote personal essays and stories based on the theme, "the power of myth." Working with 826 Valencia's creative director, Maria Ines Montes, and cover illustrator Matt Leunig, I conceptualized, designed, and laid out the 290-page anthology.

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With Maria Ines Montes (right) at the Beyond launch party.

A highlight of the book's launch party occurred when guest speaker (and one of my favorite authors), Khaled Hosseini, said to the students: "If this is your first publication..." as he held up the foil-stamped cover of Beyond, "you’re doing all right." Ahhh!

Beyond will soon be sold at the Pirate Store and on Amazon.com.