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Anderson University alumni show

I’ll be showing several projects along with some other talented people. Come on out if you can. This Saturday.

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Keri and Carter

Keri and Carter, a couple of my closest friends, asked me to design their wedding invitation. These two incredibly unique individuals required a wedding invitation that matched their personalities. The couple is full of life and have several different interests. I began my concepting by thinking of what makes Keri and Carter, Keri and Carter. Carter is a talented photographer and Keri loves to garden and eat healthy, homegrown food. They both enjoy riding bikes. I decided to use a combination of illustration and hand lettering to create images that represent them both as individuals and as a couple. Carter shot these photos for me as well.

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Free wallpaper

Here’s a free desktop wallpaper I made.

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Work in progress

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William F. Gibbs press kits

William F. Gibbs told me that most artists simply send out a CD in a plain envelope when trying to get noticed and that he wanted to do something different to stand out. We decided to make a press kit that was more substantial and agreed to build them out of recycled cigar boxes.

The CD packaging was already existing and I knew that I needed to create something that would mesh well with the design. I began looking for inspiration by listening to Will’s album My Fellow Sophisticates and soon discovered how eclectic Will’s music is. I decided that the best route would be to build my design around those qualities, including hand lettering and illustration. I custom outfitted 10 boxes; I painted, sanded and trimmed the elements to the various sizes. The tops are screen printed with gold ink and the brown paper wrapping is embelished with a xerox transfer.

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Jeslyn and Chris

Here’s an invite I designed for my little sister. The message that I wanted to convey was that everything that Jeslyn and Chris are as individuals comes together to form who they are as a couple. I began this project by asking the bride and groom to write out a list of 50 words that sum up their other half. I then hand lettered the majority of them and arranged them so that the negative space left would create their initials.

I printed the invitation 1/0 with an added foil stamp. I added a third color by using a rubber stamp and silver ink. For a last punch of color and texture I attached either a yellow ribbon or a black ribbon around the center of the piece. I also designed a custom stamp for the return address on the envelope that matches the invitation enclosed.

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It’s a phone with a camera. It’s a camera phone!

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Hunter and Ashley

Here’s an invitation I made for my friends Hunter and Ashley. It’s printed 2/0 with an added color via the ampersand stamp.

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