Hey baby!

I've been MIA a bit lately—but for good reason...My husband and I welcomed a sweet baby boy into our lives in March! He is perfect and we are just smitten with him! 

It's been quite a journey, from the pregnancy to these past few months of major sleep deprivation. But we couldn't be happier!

My first "project" once I got back into the studio, was of course a hand-lettered birth announcement! Photography by the talented Abby Cope

I'm enjoying a fun summer of baby snuggles and lots of exciting firsts as we watch him grow. I've also recently gotten back into my studio with some fun illustration & lettering projects—and looking forward to picking up speed with lots more fun work on the horizon. Stay tuned for updates!

Let's Go Camping, Baby!

I'm a bit behind with this post, but still wanted to share my assignment from last week for Lilla Rogers' class. We explored the Baby Apparel market, which is a new territory for me. My work is a somewhat whimsical and kid-friendly, but I haven't ever specifically created work for the baby market. Lilla's also teaching us the importance of creating work from separate icons, which is a bit of a different approach for me. So, in a really fun challenge, we were to create a design and a few coordinates with a "camping" theme that could be applied to textiles and other baby apparel. I tried to push myself to simplify imagery to would read graphically and translate to various formats while still keeping the quality of my natural style. I had a lot of fun with this, especially with color palette and creating the coordinate patterns. A few images here of the process, sketches, and final presentation.