The third logo called "Bindi" was published in Rockport Publisher's well know series of logo books- logolounge 6: 2,000 International Identities by Leading Designers in 2011.
Strangely, I am left-handed but all of my designs are hand illustrated with my right hand on the computer mouse. I have tried to train myself to use my left hand for illustrating but find it difficult.
Here are a few of my favorites over the past few years...
'Yes. I would love to, Betsy'. I gathered by Doc Martin watercolors and brushes to begin my work. But alas, I learned that it must be done with haste so I used my handy Waterlogue app to render Betsy's home photo to an instant watercolor and added hand painted lettering. Not an original work of art but a good tool for the challenge of the task.
designsgirl has had the pleasure to work with Kelley Lee Gin, owner of the grand Los Angeles event planning firm Picture Perfect Events for several years. It was a privilege to provide calligraphy for Kelley's beautiful company emblem designed by Tiselle.
I saved my money to buy silhouette gouache paintings of my husband and me by a well-known artist and then I realized- 'I am an artist; why don't I create these myself?'
So I did so with the help of Rob Barnes of Foils + Dies Studio in Denver who stamped them in metallic gold. Unfortunately, I learned to smooth the outline edges after I printed them but they are swell just the same.
designsgirl is completely infatuated with the United Kingdom company called Surface View.
Surface View can reproduce any image, in almost any size, on canvas, paper and tile.
It also has a vast online catalog of images from which to select and has usage agreements with several museums, including London's National Gallery.
Allison purchased a MOMA frame with rotating glass panels and asked that I create watercolor sheets with hand lettering of their vows to place in each panel.
As designers, we design many pieces for each suite - coasters, postage stamps, save the date announcements, envelopes, response cards, direction cards, and program covers like this "Typology" custom cover.
Available at Bella Figura.
designsgirl created logos to say thank you to the founders for including us rookie foodies in the club as we enjoyed beef short ribs slow roasted in an ancho chili sauce served over grits; roasted duck, pea and chutney samosas, butternut squash salad with pears and stilton cheese; butternut squash risotto; olive oil pumpkin bread; and homemade raspberry cheesecake at our recent fall party.
Pure culinary ecstasy.
I wish to thank Tasha for allowing me to do a Halloween photo shoot in her store for a design assignment on DIY decorative plates.
A year's worth of dream assignments awaits designsgirl as she begins her role as a lifestyle contributor for REstyleSOURCE.
This fabulous online design center has put a beautiful new face on the "typical" city guide as it connects buyers with the most fabulous design sources and shops across the country, encouraging the practice of shopping "local".
One of designsgirl's first submissions this fall will be a DIY project with Transfer Artist Paper (TAP)- an 8th wonder of the paper goods world and whose discovery I attribute to my funky mixed media artist mother.