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, Portfolio, Typography

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, Portfolio, Typography

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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Fashion, Graphics, Invitations, Typography, Wedding

graphics // fashion STD

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I have been busy with wedding graphics lately. I have another Save the Date for you, but this one combines my two favorites – Fashion + Graphics. {Kaven} found me through my freelance work and had a vision to create a Save the Date invitation with a high fashion edge.  Him and his fiance took several photography looks with a high fashion vibe and the idea was to use these images as a series for their wedding suite. Loved working on this project. They really made my job easy with their amazing photo. Here is a glimpse of the first round of options + the monogram options…

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the end result…

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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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Fashion, Graphics, Typography

graphics // dom + elle (part 2)

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{dom + elle look book cover options}

It has been a busy, busy, busy summer. I wanted to share my latest project with you. Last March, I partnered with a couture luxury swimwear designer for dom + elle {see original blog post}. We partnered again to create the first look book for the brand. I absolutely love creating look books {fashion + graphics} my two favorites. I love doing graphic layouts and making each page unique and stylized to the brand. For the typography, I went with a modern serif font that was inspired by fashion magazines like Vogue + Elle. Love the thin quality of the type and mixing it up with the sharpie-like handwritten font. This was such a fun project. {You can see the online look book here}  Here is a glimpse of the final cover and completed dom + elle look book…

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