Thursday, February 28, 2013

Featured Designer

I recently had to feature a graphic designer that inspires me for a class project, and in an instant I knew I would choose Breanna.  She is a full time freelance graphic designer at the young age of 24, has a killer aesthetic and has already accomplished so much in her career.  I put together the following layout to tell her story, feature three of her projects, and to explain how she inspires my own work.   Check out her blog here, or check out the rest of her portfolio here!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder...

Image source: Young House Love

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!  Being bi-coastal from the love of your life on this day is like salt in the wound to a long distance relationship.  But luckily spring break is just around the corner!  In the meantime I've found other things to crush on... why wear your heart on your sleeve when it could be on your lobes in mint? Or around your finger crown style... or slung around your neck for a casual vibe...

Mint green heart studs by Dariami

Queen of Hearts band ring from debblazer 

 Sideways Heart necklace via MinimalVS

All of these jewels were found through Etsy, one of my favorite sites for adorable, personalized dainty jewelery.  Tons of great gifts for friends, family and of course yourself.  Enjoy your day and spread the love.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Branding and Buttons

Since school is dominating my life as of late, designing for leisure has fallen by the wayside.  So instead I thought I'd share what I am working on in one of my classes right now.  I'm in the process of creating a website to relay information about concussions to coaches and parents of players involved in youth sports, as well as to the young players themselves.  Besides working out the logistics of informational hierarchy, I got started developing the look and feel of the site.  The voice is meant to be a friendly and informative neighbor with a medical background.  The colors are cool and casual with a little pop, and the graphic style is simple and clean with a human touch.  The top three buttons will live as a top toggle style navigation, while the rectangular tabs will exist on the left side and fill with color when engaged.  I'm excited to be working on an interactive project and can't wait to see how it all comes together!  As a side note, go 49ers!!  Really missing SF this weekend.