New Holiday Card Designs

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I haven't been designing many new stationery pieces for my shop as my design focus has been shifting away from it but I always get so inspired and excited by the xmas season that I couldn't help myself and created two new designs for letterpress cards. 

They're available on my Etsy shop including some of the holiday classics and gift tags as well. 

And, as I'm in the holiday spirit, I'm offering FREE shipping on anything in the shop throughout the season! Just use coupon code: HOLIDAYFREESHIP at checkout (and holiday cards are on my Etsy shop only).

Bring on the holidays!

Happy Fall!

My favorite days are those crisp, sweater-wearing Autumnal ones with cider doughnuts and apples. During this time of the year, I long for those days since it's something we don't really get here in Phoenix. It's mid-October and still 95 degrees! I've had enough heat for the year, thank you very much. 

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I am learning the wonderful world of After Effects lately and it's been SO fun to bring my illustrations to life. I'm still a newbie, but even with some rudimentary skills, it makes for a fun experience. 

Happy Fall everyone! Enjoy those pumpkin-spiced everythings and crisp, cool air. 

New Pattern Designs

I've been experimenting more with patterns and illustrations which has been a blast. It's funny, I am such a minimalist in so many ways - why would I be into patterns so much (with so much color to boot)? Patterns can get busy so quickly and I almost never wear them myself or have them in my home.

However, when these patterns or illustrations are for kids, it somehow works for me. I can bring out my inner silly child. It just flows naturally to me. Kid clothing and decor is supposed to be fun and whimsical. Plus it gives a "home" to my illustrations - my awkward animals have to live somewhere, right? :)

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I would LOVE to outfit my nieces and nephew in these, but for now, they'll just have to live in mockup world. 

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balloon animal
circles pattern
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Oh hey, an update

I definitely have not been posting much on my blog and here's the reason. I mainly update on Instagram. (Like a lot of peeps are doing these days). But I will try my best to periodically add to this blog and give more in depth posts here. 

If you follow me on Insta, you can see that I have been busy since I posted last on the blog. I worked with some absolutely wonderful clients on creating brands or updating their brands- many of which you can see here

Copper Lane Cafe Logo
geometric business cards
bobbi + patrick online boutique store logo

I've also had an exciting project wrapped up recently where one of my illustrations will be on nationwide packaging! Can't wait to reveal that one.

And lastly, I've been experimenting lately with some pattern designs for the little ones.

bunny pattern onesie design
cactus pattern onesie design
ducks and flowers onesie pattern design

To be honest, I have absolutely no idea what to do with them. Creating actual onesies is harder than it looks, especially for overall patterns like I have. But I love doing them so I'll just keep experimenting and researching. 

I'm in this mode of experimentation and seeing what sticks. Experimenting with style, experimenting with mediums, and experimenting with design directions. When you have so many different passions for design and illustration, it's hard to just choose one path, right?