The 100 Day Project

I know I'm a little late to the game, but I'm participating in the 100 Day project on instagram, started by The Great Discontent. The idea is to create something, anything for 100 days in a row. A pretty good project for me, considering I am the worst at doing any personal work outside of the office.
So far I'm on Day 11 and feeling great! I decided to illustrate all the different foods I enjoy to show how much variety that is really available to me as a vegan, and to dispel the myth that vegans eat grass, dirt and plain salad. I'm going down the list alphabetically, so at this point it's all been whole fruits and veggies, but soon there will be some general meals and different ethnic cuisines highlighted as well. It's been fun! I'm not giving myself any parameters beyond that, as long as it's drawn, painted, digital, whatever I want!

My favorite so far: Day 7 / Bananas

Follow along on my instagram to see if I can keep this up for the whole 100 days!


Return to Sender

One of my favorite things to design are pretty simple: Return address stamps.
They're much more chic than those ugly free stickers you get in the mail from businesses trying to sell you stuff, and they're fun to stamp!
I've found they're a pretty easy/fun gift to give, especially for anyone you know who has just moved.
See more here.


Flower Power

One of the big hits this year was this sketch-y floral look that I originally designed for the wall art calendar. It got turned into a lovely desktop calendar with foil accents, a few greeting cards, gift wrap, a tote bag + pencil case, and a couple more products.


Chalk Attack

To follow up to the chalkboard Christmas card that started it all, here's a (very small) sampling of the dozens of chalkboard themed products I've worked on in the past 2 years. There's wayyyy more where that came from, but you get the idea.

Holidays, Holidays

Working for a retail company means we're always designing things at least 6 months in advance. I was knee-deep in the holiday zone pretty much all spring and into early summer. It's kind of weird, but it's gotta get done! Fortunately, I've yet to be burnt out from the holidays by the time December rolls around (July though...different story!)

A sampling of some of my favorite holiday cards that I've worked on. The Chalkboard holiday card in the upper right corner - that was the first "chalkboard" style design I did for PS and in the past 2 years it's completely blown up. For at least a year solid I was pretty much designing nothing but chalkboard themed products. It's finally starting to die down, and my hands are thankful for the break!