I designed Enchanted Stars for Minted to provide a simple, traditional alternative to (let's face it) the legion of cheeseball Disney themed wedding invitations out there. I have a hunch that couples who dream of exchanging vows in front of Cinderella's or Sleeping Beauty's Castle don't necessarily want a set of Mickey Mouse ears on their wedding invitations. So, I set out to prove that, yes, you can have a fairy tale wedding in style! I think Tinkerbell would approve, no?
I Heart SF is another freshly Minted design that launched this month! An homage to one of my favorite cities on Earth (and current home), this invitation suite showcases San Francisco's unique landmarks and icons.
I was going for a vintage travel poster/children's story book vibe, with vivid colors and textured illustrations. Perfect for a City Hall wedding. By the way, have you seen these gorgeous real-life SF City Hall nuptials here, here, and here?
I'm pleased to announce five new Jody Wody wedding invitation suites added to the collection over at Minted.com! I initially designed this invitation, Stately, as a way to showcase Didot's beautiful capital letters.
I've also noticed a surge of civic and state pride in the design world – from Dan Cassaro's 50 and 50 State Motto Project to Ork Posters' city maps – so I decided to create a clean and bold invitation to highlight the initials of the couple AND their location. Because... home is where the heart is, right?
Back in September I had the pleasure of working with Claire, a bride from Bermuda who asked me to design a keepsake program for her wedding. She and her fiance had an amazing day planned, and wanted to create a pocket-sized book to capture and preserve the event, the story of their families, and local Bermudian history.
Using vintage family photographs and illustrations of Bermudian flora, Cardinals and butterflies, I designed the booklet as part-program, part-memento. Claire had the books printed locally and incorporated custom stamps with mini muslin bags to complete the package. I received a sample in the mail yesterday and couldn't be more happy with how they turned out!
Valentine's Day is creeping up, and I've got you covered! Here are two new Jody Wody additions to Minted's line of adorable Classroom Valentines. These teeny-tiny cards were designed to incorporate a touch of DIY – you can affix a matching bow to Prize Ribbon via two strategically placed punch holes, and I'm a Sucker includes the perfect spot to attach a yummy lollipop.
Remember, you don't have to be a kid to hand these out. Think of how many new friends you'll make by handing out Sucker cards at the grocery store.
My friends Vivian and Dan are tying the knot on Cinco de Mayo this year and sent out these screen printed tea towels for their save the dates. Cute, huh?
Vivian, a fellow designer, laid out the type, bought tea towels from Ikea, and had them printed here in SF at Babylon Burning. Form plus function, FTW!
Show and Tell! Here are the holiday cards I sent out to clients this year. This season was a doozy and I didn't have the spare time to create anything from scratch, so I used one of my Jody Wody designs for Minted, "Antique Typography". To spice things up, I bought dozens of Tattly temporary tattoos, slipped them into tiny silver coin envelopes, and sealed them inside the folded card!
Apparently someone at USPS wanted to get their hands on a tattoo so badly, they took a bite out of the envelope! Check out this one card that was returned to me...
Take a peek at these gorgeous photos by Summer Street Photography! I was pretty pumped when they chose to feature my Storybook wedding invitation suite as part of the editorial shoot for Whim Events. I think the design fits perfectly with the dreamy "secret garden" theme; the antique hardcover books, dainty china, royal purple flowers and vines create the uber-romantic vibe I envisioned while designing the invitations.
In the interest of taking a break from holiday designs, I thought I'd share some recent work. This post-wedding party invitation was a fun project I worked on with a New Orleans-based client who'd planned a unique way to unwind after her big day. She approached me with an interesting task: to come up with a hip, non-cheesy design combining Saints football and marriage. I was "game" (pun intended), and whipped up this invitation suite combining bold type, simple illustrations, and of course, plenty of fleur de lis. Geaux Saints!