Monday, January 26, 2009

Organizing the portfolio : Hangtags

I've been spending some time lately working on gathering and shooting past design projects for my portfolio. It's in need of an update and I think I might be in need of some more projects to occupy my time during the slow months. Yesterday I shot hangtags and labels that I designed during my time working at Fossil. I remember these being some of my favorite projects to work on because we were able to run wild with materials, processes, and techniques - a designer's dream! Hangtags created for various denim fits. Materials used : T-shirt fabric, felt, canvas.Type was embroidered and printed. Handbag hangtags designed & illustrated. The tag on the left is embossed leather. Left : Hangtag for winter down-filled jackets. Canvas was the material used - artwork was printed onto canvas & the bottom canvas was also tea-stained. Right: Extra button hangtag. Artwork was printed onto vellum and sides were embroidered to create an envelope to hold the extra button for each garment. These hangtags were created to go along with the different fitting pants in store. Printed canvas and a light tea stain. Top: Hangtag created for garment dyed items. Canvas was printed and embroidered. Bottom: Extra button hangtag. Artwork was printed onto vellum and sides were embroidered to create an envelope to hold the extra button for each garment.

Monday, January 19, 2009


I've been spending the day looking back thru disks of past design projects. I'm in the process of putting my design portfolio together. I found this and couldn't resist posting immediately - it's kind of emabarassing! This must have been something that i sent out to people in the very very beginning a little over 4 years ago. This little business has come a long way! The past week has been full of sunshine and happiness

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Poppytalk Handmade : Love Transforms

Valentine's Day isn't too far away! This month I'm participating in Poppytalk Handmade's LOVE TRANSFORMS virtual market. The site is filled with some of the most beautiful and creative handmade products and i'm so happy to be a part of it I'll be posting new items throughout the month, including cards and new magnet sets. Visit my table!

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

2009 : a new year

Happy New Year! I'm struggling to get myself out of holiday mode, but I'm almost there! I just couldn't stay away from writing any longer. I have things to share! The problematic thing for me is that the end of my year goes some thing like this - thanksgiving - holiday madness - holiday fun with friends and family - new years - my birthday week and then my finally my birthday! i think that my new year's beginning truly begins the day after my birthday every year. That will be friday this year! I've been spending the week trying to ease into the year. A photo that kim took of brian & I on the eve of this new year. We went to a really fun black & white party hosted by corporatepig I love my brian! Yesterday, I worked on some coffee label designs for my mom Today, I spent a good part of the day rearranging our dining room to make room for a 1st floor workspace. I thought i could use the light that the window facing south could give me ;) I'll share pictures of that soon. I certainly hope that it's been a fun filled new year for you! Happy 2009!