Letter F

Posted by on Jun 30, 2014 in myletterhalf

As Mitch has been a bit busy, he has momentarily bowed out of the letter challenge. I am still going to continue, so look forward to seeing my posts here. The letter f above links to a short film of the flames in action. For being birthday candles, they were really hot against the foil! The actual […]

Letter E

Posted by on Jun 10, 2014 in Art, myletterhalf

Coming up with a concept for the letter E was anything but easy. Mitch had a bit of a creative block so we delayed by one week, which ended up working out well since I had to focus on my final calligraphy project. For me, inspiration hit when I realized that erase starts with an “e,” […]

Joanna Davidovich’s Monkey Rag

Posted by on May 29, 2014 in Animation

When I first ran across the title Monkey Rag on Cartoon Brew, I was intrigued, but too busy to watch the animated short. It resurfaced on Laughing Squid, and I am so glad I had a moment to check it out! Davidovich’s animated Monkey Rag is so exciting and nostalgic to behold. With the plethora of 3D […]

Letter D

Posted by on May 27, 2014 in Art, myletterhalf

The letter D is the first one I’ve been a bit disappointed with. It is not due to the outcome, I think dazzle was a fun idea. The issue I faced with this letter is that the original concept I wanted to follow was making the letter D look like a disco ball. However, the […]

Letter C

Posted by on May 19, 2014 in Art, Graphic Design, myletterhalf

Continuing with the alphabet challenge, Mitch and I unveiled our letter C’s yesterday afternoon. I think they are both strong pieces, so I am excited to see how this will continue. As always, I have a little about the process. For C, I thought of colors and cross-stitch. To make my life easier, I created […]

AIGA Design Salon: Freelancing

Posted by on May 14, 2014 in Graphic Design

Since last year, I have kind of made it my business to volunteer at AIGA DC’s Design Salons. They are intimate, pertinent discussions about the design industry. Although this occurred a few months ago, I believe the information is relevant for everyone at any time in their career. Heather Miller-Cox of MillerCox Design provided six, strong […]

Letter B

Posted by on May 12, 2014 in Art, Graphic Design, myletterhalf

Continuing with my alphabet challenge, last week’s offering was the letter B. Again, I went for a handcrafted option. When I brainstormed ideas for the letter B and what I could do with it, my first thought was baseball script. There is a flow and energy to it that is both exciting and nostalgic. What better to […]

Letter A

Posted by on May 5, 2014 in Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, myletterhalf

My friend Mitch and I revealed our initial alphabet challenge pieces on Twitter yesterday. It was an exciting moment for me because I would be able to see his thought process versus mine. By being so open with this project, I thought we would both have very different ideas, but we both created prints—me with […]

From A–Z

Posted by on Apr 29, 2014 in Art, Graphic Design, Illustration

Recently, I’ve noticed a lot of designers challenging themselves to create more. Many of these are simple, daily tasks, but others are competitive bouts. Drawing inspiration from several avenues—Typefight being a major one—I decided that I would challenge myself to create one letter of the alphabet a day. After discussing my idea with my friend, […]

Easter Crafts 2014

Posted by on Apr 22, 2014 in Baking, Crafts

When holidays roll around, I tend to go all out with a fun baking or craft project. It’s a great excuse to get my hands dirty and learn something new. To make up for my lack of crafting last year, I made two treats—Easter eggs and lemon “tassies.”

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