I regularly design paper collections for the Pebbles brand at American Crafts. In a nutshell, I get to dream up product ideas for new collections, and bring them to fruition! This includes heavy illustration, pattern design, hand lettering, styling photo shoots for social media and catalog spreads, trade show booth design, packaging design, catalog design, and some copy writing. The left image is the 2017 Catalog Cover I designed, which debuted at the 2017 Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show in January.
I love hand lettering. Love it! I document much of my lettering experimentation and doodling on my Instagram, where you can find more of my work like this, and also see a little deeper into who I am and what I'm about.
"Peel Back the Years" Invitation
One of my favorite and fun freelance projects I've had the opportunity to work on, this bright invitation features gritty textured lettering and sweet illustrations. The peaches make this Georgia Girl a tiny bit homesick!
This is one of my favorite Pebbles collections I've had the privilege to work on! Cute, fresh, fun, and girly illustrations, and adorable lettered phrases.
Jen Hadfield Planner
One of the most expansive projects I've worked on to date, I designed this Planner and its accompanying product collection for Tuesday Morning stores.
Heart of Home
This Jen Hadfield collection is simply my favorite! Beautiful, sweet, and elegant. My favorite aspects of this project included illustrating florals, hand lettering, and even getting to draw some penciled patterns.
Save the Date
It's always a treat to get off the computer and work with my hands! I designed and illustrated this watercolor Save the Date for a dear friend.
Letterpress & Book Arts
During my time as intern at Smokey Road Press, I enjoyed learning both letterpress printing and various bookbinding methods from the amazing and very talented printmaker, designer and bookbinder Margot Ecke. I have absolutely fallen in love with this process of printing and have come to appreciate process, quality, and craft more than ever before. It's all about the details and finesse in the studio, whether finagling the press packing to create the perfect impression on the page, carefully setting lead type letter-by-letter, or inking the press just right with a perfectly-mixed Pantone selection. I seek to incorporate letterpress printing and most certainly the fine-tuned design skills I developed here through the continuation of my design career.
a growing collection!
I am passionate about preserving memories an tactile, interactive ways to be shared, especially through generations. Inspired by my lifelong close relationship with my Grandmother, I developed this ongoing personal project. Upon discovering her collection of family photos and about 20 hand-written memoirs about her life, I made it my mission to preserve her work for generations to come by designing a book and a corresponding exhibition. It was important to maintain her personality and the special tactility of her original hand-written work within the physicality of the final piece. The book was shown as an exhibit I designed in a gallery space at the University of Georgia's Lamar Dodd School of Art.
Check out my process book for this project and the actual Montana Memoirs spreads by clicking below:
I love to incorporate my hand-lettering into my work when I can. Naturally, I gravitated toward the wedding world with several free lance invitation designs, including my own. I also had a blast going to town hand lettering with chalk on a few other details in my wedding.
This rebrand of Pirastro is hypothetical, a personal design exercise. A violinist for over 16 years, I am passionate about all things strings, particularly Pirastro, my preferred brand for violin strings. Here I illustrated the violin imagery, and designed the branding and string packaging.
In the spring of 2015 I had the honor of designing the Commencement Program for the University of Georgia's Lamar Dodd School of Art. I worked closely with the art school Director, who commissioned the project, to determine the elegant yet authoritative look he wanted the program to embody. Limited to a designer's palette composed solely of text, it was a test of my typographic finesse and became one of my favorite projects I've had the privilege of designing.