ryan bakerink photography.


I loved working with my very talented friend, Ryan Bakerink, to create a new logo for his website/brand. He had an idea in his mind what he wanted, and I was excited to bring it to life. I’ve known him for years now, and I think this logo really works. Check out his work – his portrait, music documentary and travel photography makes me swoon!

jedi valentines.


Valentines day is a week away! But we got a head start on making these valentines for Milo’s class.  I found a template online here; but being the design-nerd I used that as my starting point and created my own. I just cut out the jedi guy and pasted into my own template in Illustrator, then used this font to type out the message. I put four on a 8.x5x11 page, print and cut them out. We found the glowsticks at target in the dollar section. I cut a hole with my x-acto blade to accomodate for the glow stick and use a piece of washi tape on the backside to hold it down.  We put these in a little gift bag (also from the dollar section at target) with some fruit snacks and now Milo has a sweet little, homeade valentine to give to all his friends!

peerless charm logo.


I was asked by Lauren of Peerless charm to come up with a new logo. Lauren is a jewelry designer who creates ethically sourced jewelry for socially concious women. I’ve watched her business progress and I was honored she asked me to redesign her identity. I’m also thrilled that she has taken this more ethical approach to her business and stands up for what she believes in.

Her old logo included a flower, and used the turquoise color.  She didn’t really have many requests or limitations on what I could do – just to keep the color pallete the same. This is the concept she chose and I think its a nice, clean update on what she previously had.

So take a peek around her site, follow her blog, and consider her jewelry next time you are in the market for something new!

313. redefined catalog.

I’m the senior designer at IES Abroad in my day job. One of my biggest project here are these study abroad catalogs. We create alot of them…18 actually! This year I redesigned them completely – even changing the orientation and reworking our brand all together….They look great and I’m extremely proud of them….One in particular is our “redefined catalog.” This is sort of an overview of all of our programs, but also a way to get you excited about us as an organization and about studying abroad. We took a new approach to this catalog and we are super happy with the way it came out.

Well I found out today that it won a MarCom Gold award for design! So I thought it would be a good thing to blog about today.

294. stephanie’s birthday sign.

My friend is having a party tonight and asked me to make her a simple sign to guide her guests…I couldn’t make it tooooo simple, so I had a little fun with it.

Happy birthday stephanie!

291. holiday cards.

Since we finally took family photos a few weeks ago, I figured I would get a little ahead of the game and I designed and got my holiday card to print! I can’t show the real thing here b/c that would ruin the surprise for those of you who will be getting one…BUT i will share with you what I did last year! I’m pretty excited about this years card! I’ll show you this years card on christmas…so stay tuned 🙂

126. thomas cupcake toppers.

Its milo’s birthday week! He turns three on friday, and were having a thomas party for him – so thomas cupcake toppers were in order!