Design, Graphics, Invitations, Wedding

The Wedding Graphic Suite


photo by @TiarraSorte

November 16, 2019 – The best day of my life.  I’ve missed you. For the past year, I’ve been planning a wedding – my own. I must say I really enjoyed the planning process and part of that process was doing all the graphics for my wedding – I wouldn’t have it any other way.  For those that know me, I have a love for astrology. The stars were certainly aligned when my Sagittarius self met my person, who happens to be a Leo. We are both fire signs and very compatible.  He also has a love for astrology at an even deeper level.  Astrology played a very important role in the design of our Wedding invitation graphic suite.  I would love to share it with you….

The Wedding Invitation Suite


Three words to describe the theme of our wedding Modern | Vintage | Romantic and with a touch of Beastie Boy. For those that know my husband – it makes sense.  All black and white graphics with gold touches.  Since astrology is something that my husband and I are both into we wanted to incorporate our zodiac signs into the invitation and design a unique tarot card with symbols of our own personal relationship.

The Wedding Graphic Journey

The Save the Date was our teaser and hinted at the theme of our wedding. Myself pictured in a dress and stilettos with my husband in a full on Adidas track suit.  We love the juxtaposition.    The Save the Date tells our story how it all started back in St. Anne’s when he was in 1st grade and I was in Kindergarten.

The Rehearsal dinner invite carried the same theme of Black and White. On the front of the invitation were our zodiac constellations of the Sagittarius archer and the Leo the Lion.

I really loved designing every detail of our Wedding graphic suite.  It was so personal and so us!  For those that live in the Seattle area,  we worked with a local printing press to print our custom invitations – Perfect PressThe quality was amazing and the results were that luxe feel that we desired.  For both the Save the Date and Rehearsal Dinner invitation – we had our custom design printed by Artifact Uprising. All design by SADV | design .

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Art, Design, Graphics, Infographic, Portfolio, Typography

What’s your sign?

Hello. Are you still there? I’m still here and I’ve missed you. It’s been ages since I’ve blogged. Honestly life has been busy. I work at an agency that keeps me busy 9-5, been working on some amazing projects, collaborated with the best clients, and also planning a November wedding.  Life is good, but busy.  For those that know me, I have a love for astrology. I’m enlightened more and more each day with what the planets and stars tell us.

So I collaborated on another project with my fiance. Our first project was The Astrological Wheel. Now we are diving a little deeper and we developed posters that focuses on each sign with a healing aspect for Spirit – Energy – Soul.  

Spirit shares the sign’s healing gems and stones, Energy focuses on healing herbs and spices, and Soul shares thoughts and wisdom that feed the soul.  Here is a little glimpse of each sign…

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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…

 

Posters are on sale through Etsy and SADV | design.com

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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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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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Graphics, Portfolio

graphics // dance usa dance



Hello lovelies. June has been a really busy month. I have been working on amazing projects.  Before I share the projects I’ve been working on this month, I wanted to go back to March and share dance posters I worked on.  I partnered with a a company called 5678 Media group to design billboard size posters for a dance competition called DANCE USA DANCE – it’s basically like the show “so you think you can dance”. I had provided them two options. They selected the one above. Here is the one that wasn’t selected…

They liked the poster design so much that we did the series in various colors. Here is a glimpse…

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Beauty, Graphics, Portfolio

graphics // bronzed bunny

Hello. My life has been so busy, but I’m so thankful for all the amazing projects that I get to work on.  I love all my clients and love being a graphic designer. I really do.   Since my last blog, I did a little traveling to both Spain & Portugal. I hope to get to my photos soon and share all the amazing places that I was able to see.  Our world is such a beautiful place! Anyways, I’m a little off topic here…

For my last project, I partnered with Jeni Castro, founder of Bronzed Bunny and the project was to create a Bronzed Bunny Look Book for potential franchise opportunities currently in California. The Bronzed Bunny specializes in organic tanning, sugaring & body scrubs. I wish we could have a Bronzed Bunny in Seattle. It all started with Jeni’s amazing photography + combination with a mix of typography.  You can view the complete look book here. Here is a glimpse of the Bronzed Bunny Look Book…

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artist watch // jordan andrew carter

I absolutely love Portrait Design and I especially love when it’s an iconic figure expressed in a modern and pop fashion.  Jordan Andrew Carter is a London-based artist and Illustrator.  He explains that he takes a tactile approach to his work with the juxtaposition of intricate hand drawn pencil work against mixed graphic media. His work is so amazing and eye-catching.  The colors are so fresh and magnificent. I would hang any of his portraits in my home. Here is a glimpse of his work…

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