Thursday, July 29, 2010

Alligator Prototype... :D

Working as a graphic designer means that you are somewhat separated from that which you design.  You make something digitally and then six months later you see the printed results... This is one of those rare times where I actually got to see what I worked on get made nearly immediately!  Here are some rough photos from my mobile:

This is an alligator that I designed as a sample piece for customers of an aluminum case manufacturer.  Although it looks like a toy, it's pretty sharp because it's laser cut 1/8" aluminum.  Not so friendly for the babies or those with sensitive skin, but very helpful to hold my pencils and other office supplies!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Magpie Yarns: Illustration Project

It's nearly live!  I worked with Elly of Magpie Yarns UK to create some custom illustrations for her web-shop and blog... check them out here!
those are my li'l illustrations!

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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Updates: Working... a lot.

Hello Constant Reader,

It's been a little bit since my last update and that's because I've been so inordinately busy!

I've been working with a local design firm as a graphic designer and illustrator.  And, I'll be posting all the lovely work I've done for  them once my contract is finished (and I figure out what I'm allowed to post).

One of my design proposals was accepted by Twist Collective, and the yarn is now in Germany but stuck in customs.

Within the font world, my font was recently mentioned in Shannon Okey's KnitGrrl's Guide to Professional Knitting.  That was really cool because she also included an illustration of StitchinCrochet in use!
The Knitgrrl Guide to Professional Knitwear Design

 In recent events, I also ran a 7k (technically a 6.3k) on Thursday and had my fastest time yet for such a run: 41:04!  That's faster than when I was in college and training for a half marathon...

Here's me at the finish line. :D