Graphics, Portfolio

graphics // hatch show print

Hello. It’s been a moment since I blogged. I miss you all!  I wanted to share my latest project with you.  My client {Shawn} wanted me to create a custom Hatch Print Show Style poster.  For those that don’t know Hatch Print – Hatch printing originated in 1879 in Nashville, TN by William Hatch. Hatch ran the famous print shop – Hatch Show Print.  Country musicians to magicians and various rock stars have all turned to Nashville’s historic Hatch Show Print to create amazing showstopping posters. Hatch preserves the art of traditional printing.

I created the same design for my client {Shawn} but varied the options through color.  He pretty much left the design totally up to me, but just required the day of the dead skull and an outline of the state of Tennessee. All info and details were provided. Here is a glimpse of the four options I provided for him….

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Brand, Graphics, Portfolio, Typography

graphics // six three zero

Hello and Happy Tuesday.  six three zero is bike company in California. They had contacted me to design their Brand + Style Guide.  I honestly love doing this type of work.  This guide documents the brand through a set of guidelines and rules that support their identity. It’s the voice and personality of a company in visual form and addresses how the brand is represented and communicated through social media, advertising and design.  This was a great project to work on.  You must check out their bikes. Their mission is to ‘make people’s lives better…one bike at a time’.  Here is a glimpse of the six three zero brand + style guide…

 

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Beauty, Graphics, Portfolio, Typography

graphics // social lashes

Social Lashes. My first project I wrapped up for 2017.  I was lucky to partner with a lash boutique – Social Lashes.  The need was for a modern graphic look book that showcases the 5 lash styles – Socialite, Bold, Fearless, Daring and Sassy.  I loved working on this project – Beauty and Graphics – two of my favorite things.  The result was an all black and white look book that showcased a mix of typography both with a fashion feel and bold handwritten statements and also mixed with casual beauty editorial photography.  Here is a glimpse…

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Beauty, Celebrity, Color, Design, Fashion, Graphics, Infographic, Invitations, Pantone, Photography, Portfolio, Typography

2016 // top posts

Hello. Happy New Year’s Eve! You know I love my eves! 2016 was a really good year for me. I made transitions with my career and couldn’t be happier.  My business is doing very well and I love, love, love all the projects that I worked on this year.  I’m looking forward to what 2017 will bring.  Celebrate the last moments of the 2016! Thanks for allowing me to share my blog with you.  Here is a glimpse of the most popular Sparkle is the new Black posts for 2016…

Top post for 2016

 1. GK Krew //photoshoot

2. dom + elle Look Book

3. Save the Date Infographic

4. High Fashion Save The Date

5. graphics // Wedding invites

6. Pantone Fashion Forecast 2017

7. makeup monday // refined romance

8. Backstage at Rodarte

9. California Love

10. makeup monday // golden globes

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graphics // mama maria

Hello and Happy Monday. I’ve been working on so many amazing projects. I just wrapped up 5 menu designs and wanted to share the Mama Maria Brunch Menu with you.  A few weeks ago, I shared the Sol Mexican menu.  For this menu, I wanted more of a rustic modern feel and incorporate illustration into the design. The logo was provided so I didn’t want the other elements of the design to compete and take away from the logo.  These menus have been so fun to design.  I love playing with typography and mixing it up with the illustrations. I provided two background options to the client. You can decided which one you like best. Here is a glimpse…

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graphics // sol mexican

Happy Friday! Lately I’ve added a new type of Graphic Design to my portfolio. I partnered with a new company headquartered in Boston and they specialize in menu design for restaurant re-branding.  I worked with them to design a series of various menu types.  One of them was for a Mexican restaurant – Sol Mexican.  The inspiration came from Cantina type graphics and  the idea was to keep the color palette minimal but to really play with Typography and allow for the design of the text to pop and me the star of the show. I loved working on this project. The menu format was a traditional 8 1/2 x 11 flip menu book. I didn’t design the logo so I’m not showing the cover. Here is a glimpse of the Sol Mexican menu…

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Graphics, Infographic, Invitations, Portfolio, Typography, Wedding

graphics // infographic

Save the Date Infographic

Hello.  I’ve been working on some amazing projects and have been incredibly busy the last few months. I wanted to take time to share one of the projects I have been working on. I partnered with a couple {Lisa + Jonathan}. They came to me with an idea to create a unique Save the Date. The idea was to create an infographic and make it unique and very special to them.  Everything element of the design was collaborated together – fonts, stats, diagrams – all of it. I loved working on this project. It’s very unique and I wanted to share with you. Here is a glimpse…

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graphics {tulsa roughnecks}

A new soccer year, a new team. Last year, I was fortunate enough to partner with the USL (United Soccer League) Team – Austin Aztex. This year, it was all about the Tulsa Roughnecks. I love working on event posters.  I partnered with the team to design all the home game posters for the 2016 USL Soccer season.  We kicked it off with a vintage photo of the head coach, who actually was a Roughnek in the 80’s. Here is a glimpse of my favorite posters for the season…

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graphics // wedding invites

Hello. I’ve missed you. I’ve been incredibly busy with my 9-5 and also working on some amazing projects on my own.  I thought I would share one of the them with you. My dear and best friend Crisa is an event planner and organizing the wedding of Karen & Luis. I was lucky to be asked to do their wedding invitations.  Their colors are navy and gold.  I put together 5 options in both white/gold and navy/gold for the couple. Which one do you like best? Here is a glimpse…

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graphics // + affirmations

Affirmations

Hello. We are in our first week of 2016. I wanted to share a graphic project that I completed this week. My projects are seriously amazing, fun and so diverse. I recently partnered with a Life Coach named Joyell. I had nothing but a positive experience working with her. I created 20 graphics for her social media.  The graphics were all about positive affirmations. I totally believe in affirmations – if you put it out into the universe and believe it – good things will come. We always have to work and improve our relationships, but before we do that, we must love and improve our own relationship with ourselves.  “I Believe 2016 will be an Amazing Year”. Here is a glimpse of the affirmations…

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