Color, Graphics, Infographic

The Astrological Wheel

I wanted to share my latest project: The Astrological wheel. This project is very special to me because I collaborated with my love on this project.

This is how we describe this project:  Astrology can be confusing. We have taken the big picture of ancient Cosmology, Astrotheology and Esoteric truths and compounded them on to one straightforward, modern infographic poster. This chart depicts the yearly path of the sun along the ecliptic- beginning in Aires (right ascension of meridian; the Ram). We are the microcosm of the macrocosm, so each poem that I wrote is in hopes that we can draw vivid parallels between the two. Meditation on this chart will grant you a major key on your own beautiful pathway towards the abundance of Love, Life and Light. Here is a glimpse of the posters we created…

 

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Beauty, Graphics, Portfolio

graphics // honeybombe

It’s Friday! Friday the 13th. I’ve so missed blogging. The reason for my absence is that I’ve been so fortunate enough to stay very busy on all these amazing projects.  I love the clients that I work with and the projects I do. Recently, I partnered with my client {Angela} to brand her fabulous beauty company HONEYBOMBE.  The brand exudes modern, sophistication and a touch of girly and sparkle. I wanted to share a style/brand guide I created for her. Here is a glimpse of HONEYBOMBE….

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Front and Back cover

 

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Austin, Photography, Travel

Hello Austin, TX

Keep Austin Weird – is the motto that you see everywhere in Austin, which is similar to it’s sister PNW city Portland. I spent the weekend in Austin with my good friend {Jennifer) – Girls trip!  Austin is similar to Portland in many ways – very eclectic, food truck scene, street art, bi-polar weather and growing millennial population. Very similar and unique in their own way.  With Austin everything seems very shiny and new in terms of hangouts like bars and restaurants.  It’s a very young and new city where cool restaurants will pop-up in strip malls. We had an amazing time and experienced what Austin has to offer. I would love to come back for SXSW one year.  Here is a glimpse of our Austin trip…

Our cute AirBnb

Friday

For brunch we went to this cute restaurant – Elizabeth Street Cafe – a casual yet upscale Vietnamese restaurant and bakery. Very cute and trendy.  Loved the interior – intimate and exterior seating.

The rest of the day was spent shopping and taking photos of all the cute murals. We spent most of the day on Congress Ave which is a great place to people watch, grab a bite to eat and shop at all the eclectic boutiques. Also the mural game is very strong on this street.

Saturday

I’ll be honest. We didn’t take one photo on Saturday. We went to this cute little brunch place called Hillside Pharmacy (reminded me of Ballard in Seattle) and had facials  and lounged around and ended our day at this place called The Peached Tortilla. The asian fusion scene seems to be very big in Austin.

Sunday

On Sunday, we started our day a little earlier for a nice brunch at Tiny Boxwood – this place was so cute and reminded me of Napa. We then walked around Austin’s Lady Bird Lake and then we said our goodbyes {Jen} back to San Francisco and I headed back to Seattle.

Until next time Austin. xoxo – SADV

 

 

 

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Photography, Seattle

photoshoot // vespa girl

My dear friend {Savanna} got a brand new red Vespa this year. She’s been wanting one for years and especially more after her recent trip to Italy.  I’ve been wanting to do another photo project and I thought this was a good opportunity because Vespa and our gorgeous sunny weather = perfect #summervibes.  The location that we picked for the was West Seattle. {Savanna’s} family owned the restaurant Cafe Revo – a cozy candle-lit space that focused on Northern Italian food. The restaurant also showcased a mural at the exterior of a lady on a Vespa. The lady’s name is Zetta after the middle name of {Savanna’s} great Grandma. {Savanna did I get that right?}  It was important to take photographs in front of the mural. It’s always beautiful and full circle. Here is a glimpse of the Vespa girl photo shoot…

 

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Design, Graphics, Invitations, Portfolio, Typography

graphics // baby shower invite

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My best friend is having a baby. This will be her second child and it’s a boy.  I was honored that she asked me to design her baby invites.  For the look and feel, she wanted a California Vibe, palm trees, and a clean modern palette of greens and gold with pops of color.  I told about the brand A Beautiful Mess.  She took a looksie and said that’s exactly the look and feel that she wants.  For privacy, I did change the names and details.  The first one was the invite design she selected and the other ones were the options I wanted to share with you. Please comment and tell me which one you like best. Here is a glimpse…

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