Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Wedding Party Page Finally Up!

The picture rollovers will eventually lead to an individual page for each party member.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Our wedding website

Alright people, get excited, our wedding website has loaded! It's under major construction, but will be completed shortly.
So keep checking back! (I literally am altering things every 5 minutes)

PS I made this from scratch, no nonsense, etc.


Monday, October 26, 2009

Final Labels: Barefoot Beers

Click on the labels to see the colors and images better.

Original Label

Irish/Spring Label

Winter Label

Summer Label

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

I've decided on beer

I couldn't decide if this label was suitable for a wine bottle. I was trying to make the Barefoot Wine branding a little more creative and fun for its audience. Since it's cheap, it appeals to the 20s and 30s crowd which likes a more playful label. I thought of Gnarly Head and how cool its label is, and how likely I am to buy it just because of that. Unlike Gnarly Head, I think most would find out with Barefoot not to judge a book by its cover. Barefoot isn't exactly the most tasty wine.

After much debate, I decided this creative label would look better as a beer label. My teacher is nice enough to let me create Barefoot's brewery for them. Im going to create three different labels, one for summer, one for winter, and one for spring.

Most of the typography has been extremely tweaked by me or it is my own handwriting.

Friday, September 25, 2009

MOCSA logo

MOCSA, the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault, has asked the JCCC design department to help them with a better campaign for the Sexual Assault Awareness month of April. Our target audience is high school aged students. We formed groups of 4 people, and are in the process of creating four different design ideas. The things we create will help the MOCSA presenters visiting Kansas City area high schools to get a better response from this audience.

Getting the 24 hour hotline numbers out there and sending a positive and effective message to the kids are our main goals. This is the new logo I created for our campaign; it's supposed to resemble a stamp we will place on all of our materials. The tag line 'Respect and Protect' is a positive message to the kids reminding them to respect and protect themselves and others. I hope we can help MOCSA out; they are an extraordinary non-for-profit program. Hopefully, too, we can help to get their name out there!

For more information on the organization, visit

Im Gettin' Hitched!

On September 12, I was proposed to by my best friend, Eric. It was a huge surprise, but a great one. Right away I started working on a logo for us. These are the two ideas I have been working on, and of course, I am in the process of giving them a more formal and romantic look. I am so excited for our wedding and for our journey together! Designing our announcement and most of our wedding materials makes it even more fun!

The logos, if you cannot tell, are a c and an e formed together into a heart. :)

Friday, September 4, 2009

Mon Theatre Poster

The theatre department at JCCC asked us to design a 11" x 17" poster for one of their plays this year. I was lucky enough to receive the children's production, Ming Lee and the Magic Tree. Seeing how kids love bright colors and illustrations, I decided to take that approach. After several critiques and tweak-ings, I came up with these ideas. Hope they like them!

PS The colors aren't half as bright on the web as they are on a printed version. I'll work on producing a better jpeg/gif of it.

PPS I found out on September 22nd, that the theatre department chose my poster for the production! I couldn't be more ecstatic; this is my first big design accomplishment!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Martini Mile Event

race bibs

first flier

final flier

My friend who runs a non-for-profit group, Sports Bras 2 Sports Bars, asked me to create a flier for an annual event they host in the Power and Light District. My task was to give it a fun sexy look and to have it match their Martini Mile logo. The first solution included only a girl subject in the design, and they asked me to modify it with a less feminine approach. We wanted guys to come to the event, too! Thus, I added a male runner, and ba-boom, I had happy clients!   

Along with the flier, I created a bib design for the runners to wear. With guidance from my friend, I widened the martini glass and reassembled the logo, and the bibs were ready to go. I had a lot of fun with this assignment, and had was happy to contribute several hours to a friend in need!

License plates

I've decided to post my design work for some feedback/help/praise from others. Our first assignment of the year was to design 6 license plates that demonstrated a positive/creative way to promote the Kansas Arts Commission.