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Entries in design (21)

Thursday
Jul252013

10 year high school reunion

It is the week of anniversaries. Currently, I'm away traveling to my 10 Year High School Reunion. It's safe to say, I'm the ONLY person I know who LOVES this kind of thing. And I have no idea why.

Above are the reunion invites I designed for the shindig. Yes, our mascot was the camel. In the middle of Wyoming—this makes perfect sense.

I love how non-stodgy they turned out because most reunions are pretty boring, right? Originally, at the top I had the line "It's time to procrastinate, start some drama, stereotype, and judge your classmates" and then on the bottom "Reminisce on the days before instant streaming, Facebook, vegans, and Beber fever" because I thought/think these were/are hilarious. Both lines were cut. A little too much honesty I suppose.

While digging threw my memory box, I found these classic Throw-Back-Thursday treasures. Apparently I loved collages and quotes, along with snowboarding and stiff senior poses. Oh, nostaliga I heart thee.

Do I have any reunion sympathizers out there? Or haters?

I had so much fun with the reunion invites, I added them to my Etsy shop. In case any future reunion committee members emerge from this post.

Monday
Jan212013

changing lives ::: print piece

Happy Monday! Today catalogs a recent print piece that I designed for a client.

In this digital world, physical print designs are few and far between (for me anyway). I love the story & transition that you get from holding something in your hands. This piece was developed by a media team of four including myself. And I'm probably most impressed with the ability to layer concepts/ideas through the transistions in this piece (which—it's often difficult to know if the viewer ever makes the connections).

So there you have a snippet of my graphic design work. Here's to having a great week, friends!

Photographs by me (Amanda O'Rourke) // Design copyright The Journey

Tuesday
Dec182012

christmas card 2012

Christmas is almost here! Too late for sending out my Christmas card? I surely hope not (because I freaking love em). 

The card design/concept I found here by Amanda Jane Jones. Fell in love. So my husband and I recreated with a few tweaks. 

The photo concept was the creative (genius? folly?) of my husband. We even had to re-shoot because the first background wasn't "dilapidated enough". Silly perfectionist! But hey, it's hard to give up a dream when you have specific goal in mind. My favorite part is the tiny wreath in the lower left*.

Psst. You can view my 2010 Christmas card here (sadly 2011 was not photographed).

*Please know that I do NOT think it funny or clever that someone propbably lives here. Quite the opposite.

Wednesday
Aug292012

inspiration archive // 7

Hoping to use gilding in an upcoming project! Isn't a subtle touch of gold just amazing?!

Featured Lovely By: Mikel Irastorza on Houzz (via sfgirlbybay)

Friday
Aug242012

inspiration archive // 4

Saw this pin and my heart smiled. Such amazing work. I'm still recovering from a terrible fever-like bug that hit me yesterday. ICK. But hopefully rest tomorrow and then a BBQ yay! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Featured Lovely By: Huang Qi Lin for the Chinese Designers Union CDA (via Pinterest)

Monday
Apr092012

sweet sweet baby + announcement

Happy Monday to y'all! How hard is it to start out a new week after a long relaxing holiday weekend? It's been super hard for me!

Excited to show off a recent baby announcement I designed for a high school bff! Not only is this adorable baby boy basically the first of my closest girlfriends', Gavin is also the first birth I've been a part of. So much excitement to be at the hospital during the miracle of birth! I know many of you are mothers, but the world of motherhood is so foreign and daunting to me personally. Hard to imagine this becoming my world someday, but I'd love to hear your encouragement + favorite memories!

Photograph in announcement by: Kari Anne Photography

Thursday
Feb162012

lovely bundle {geometric}

While I've always thought of myself as an "organic design" fan, the wildfire of geometic trendiness gives me all new appreciation for hard abstract lines. Very sharp.

Wishing you a lovely weekend! And thank you for the sweet comments this week!

Image Sources: 1 Foreign Policy Design (via Pinterest) // 2 Modcloth (via Pinterest) // 3 Agrimony (via Pinterest) // 4 Point & Pixel (via Pinterest) // 5 Studio Twenty Six2 (via Pinterest) // 6 Gotye //

Wednesday
Nov162011

bowtie baby shower invitations

Planning and hosting my first baby shower next month!

These sweet baby blues went into the mail today. I can't wait to finalize the party details for this luxe baby boy shower. Right now my head is overflowing with the possiblities of cuteness that will abound soon!

Hope you are also having a great Wednesday!

Monday
Nov142011

official website launch!!!

 

I have an official legitimate website people!!! It's been in the works so long I can hardly believe it is now time to relax—or begin marketing to potential paying clients.

Thanks to Mr. Dustin Davis (for the site design) I can now go confidently in the direction of my dreams! Please please check it out and tell me what you think! I won't be able to survive without mass viewer validations and applause.

Wednesday
Aug102011

eye candy // claire coles

Yesterday I was able to spend my afternoon rummaging the web for all things pretty and my jaw nearly dropped when I came across Claire Coles wallpaper installations. And since I didn't have any of my own pretties to share today, I couldn't resist showcasesing Claire's amazing work. Ahhh....aren't they so lovely it makes you swoon?

Image Source: Claire Coles (found while browsing Pinterest)