at the airport
Originally uploaded by filthEdesign
June 29, 2011
Yes, he leaves for Japan at the end of the month...but he was invited to join a summer class through the KU Confucious Center to begin learning Mandarin Chinese :)
After installing our new front door, I painted the inside with chalkboard paint and Saturday, John conditioned it and left us this note :)
ahhh taking you to the way-back machine...when we were working hot and heavy on our house....polishing concrete, reframing the bathroom & the closet, wiring electric, soldering copper joints...
good times :) i'm in wichita all week...kinda wish i was home though :)
Found this UK illustrator by way of Pikaland - an excellent resource for inspiring illustration. Emma Block's work is whimsical and fun. Enjoy looking through her flickr stream by clicking on the image.
I designed these cards for a friend from high school. She is a licensed therapist and wanted new and fun cards for the new year. She recently opened up shop on her own, a big risk, but I think she's doing well :)
The price of the die and set-up put this out of budget, but she loves the purple sofa and so do I :) wish it wasn't so expensive!
Can't remember if I posted this one already. It was inspired by the notion of the political...referencing Obama's logo for the 2008 campaign. Backyard Farmers is not necessarily about changing the world, but it's still a bit of a social message.
Fertility has never been an issue in my world, unless it's the issue of being too fertile. I have only love for and zero regrets regarding my only biological offspring...but if I were to have any more kids, they'd be adopted, no doubt. And I've never had trouble getting pregnant so I can't imagine what it's like to want something so bad and not be able to have it...but I also never planned on being a parent so there's a whole lot about an IVF scenario that I can't imagine...I'm sympathetic, but I am also a big believer in family is what you make it. I don't think biology has much to do with it at all...
AAAAAAaaaanyway :) this is a losing logo design for a 99 designs contest and my sister (mother of twins) said that the idea of 3 may not resonate so well with IVF seeking folks...I can definitely see that and it was really more about the cuteness of the peas than the notion of triplets! :) ah well, can't win 'em all :)
Just messing around here....the client already has a logo they love. Would have to come up with something 10 times more stunning to even get them to think of switching...
Start-up company, that will release it's product in spring. Pretty cool deal...I met the two women who are the creators through a great friend and it's been a cool experience working with them. I hope they are super successful and I hope I can continue to contribute to that success :)
This was another proof I liked, but what they chose for the final design really fits the company, the product and the culture.
This was one of a set of five concepts I shared with my client. They didn't choose it, but I love it :) There are a lot of faceted fonts out there, but I'm particularly loving Gotham these days (I know so is everybody else) so I faceted it myself and used coloring based on my emerald design posted a few weeks ago.
oh, ya know...giving 99 designs a try again. i got cocky with the freelance work i've been doing. but the reality is, a creative brief that you can work on WITH the client and a back and forth to develop the design is not something that a contest site can provide. and then of course you're dealing with people who don't know how to talk about design or what they want or like or don't like in design terms so you get feedback like "not what we're looking for".....um...okay, gonna give me a clue as to what you ARE looking for then? will it occur to them that if no one is providing anything close to what they want that maybe it's their brief and inability to communicate that is the problem...not the designers? though at some point someone will stumble up on it, supply the magic "right answer" and they'll feel vindicated for all the non-feedback they gave...oh well, know thyself i guess, i should NOT be doing contests! :D
This was a later iteration that I really liked. The business name is TRX Integration and the "i" of integration is literally integrated into the X in addition to all the letters that form the graphic being integrated together to for a strong graphic. I can also see it's a little too abstract for most and I think it would take a strategic marketing team to really make the brand :) regardless, it's a nice one for my portfolio :)
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My hand carved, hand printed linoleum block print was included in this sexy treasury on Etsy - second row down, second from the left :)