I was approached by this couple to design their own bespoke wedding stationery. The theme was natural with an autumnal palette, and needed a mix of formality and quirkiness to match the couple’s personalities. I painted the illustration in Photoshop with a graphics tablet to mimic authentic brush textures. The typefaces were chosen for their formal nature, with the accent ornaments adding a dash of whimsy. This was such a great project to work on for a truly fantastic couple.
One of the best parts of being a graphic designer is when you get asked to create a look and feel for a friend’s brand – that includes monsters.
Knowing Jade as I do meant that I had special insight into her offbeat sense of humour and her unique writing style. Starting with a couple of suggested illustrations, I began sketching and working out these little critters and their personalities. I illustrated them in a watercolour/marker style while still maintaining them as vectors, so that Jade can reuse them on whatever she needs.
This little freaky family of monsters is set to grow in the future…watch this space 🙂
I love design, to the point that if a menu uses comic sans, I question the quality of the food. Poor kerning makes me twitchy and pixellated prints cause me great distress. I love typography, I love special finishes, I love beautiful responsive websites.
But what I really, really love is to create things that bring a smile to someone’s face or make them feel appreciated. Which is why I have hundreds of personalised Facebook posts, birthday decor, wedding stationery, random doodles and invitations taking up so much space on my computer! I hope you enjoy these as much as I did creating them 🙂
The now defunct insurance brand was underwritten by Dial Direct, and contributed part of the client’s premium to environmental causes. The project was sprung on me with very tight deadlines; I needed to conceptualise print material and online banners in about a day. Despite the tight deadlines I enjoyed the challenge and was sad when the brand was pulled.
1st For Women teamed up with Cabs For Women to give their clients reduced cab fees when using this company. As part of the agreement, the cabs were wrapped with the 1st For Women branding.
I worked on several different designs, with the chosen one being a city scape of Johannesburg. Each side of the cab shows a different view of the city. The signature bright pink cabs are still seen around Johannesburg and give me a little thrill whenever I spot one 🙂
To reach the lower LSM with its products, Sanlam requested a design of a portable pack that contained everything a rep might need to make a sale.
I used colour coding for the different products to simplify the user experience, as well as creating several different tools, like a decision tree and quick reference guide. These slotted into a fold out, briefcase-like box, making the entire kit portable and lightweight.
Nashua Limited has a system called ProAct, which monitors output devices in an office and alerts suppliers as to when a consumable like printer ink is running low. This way, the client receives supplies regularly without loss of productivity.
I designed a wide range of print material for ProAct, including a small brochure about the product, as well as it’s green report.