JUST TWO CRAZY PEOPLE...

I wanted to share with everyone a wedding invite that I got to do for two of my most favorite people in the whole world. 

Not only did I have the opportunity to design for such good friends, but they were probably the best clients I have ever worked with. When originally designing the invitation they had a few requests. The original mock up resembled more of a Hawaiian theme and was eventually scratched.  

Many designers have to deal with clients completely changing everything they worked so hard on. A lot of times potentially destroying the original idea and almost stripping them of all creative control.  This was the opposite case, their demands were so specific it opened up so much opportunity to play with the design. At first, Tiffany, the bride was messing with me for fun by requesting such ridiculous changes to the design that I had no other option to play along. In the end, they were very happy with the design.

A few requests.

  • Beach scene
  • The bride as a mermaid
  • The groom as a pirate
  • Mariachi band in the clouds
  • A tiger on the horizon
  • Fiesta themed for Cinco de Mayo

Here are the results: 

Mark, the groom, still wanted to keep the band, but Tiffany voted against itAfter some more revising we came to a final piece that did replace the mariachi band and tiger with writing in the sky and in the sand. 

Here is the final invitation.

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Johnson!

 

 

Everyday IPA

I have decided to start posting some design work that I do for fun and stuff that doesn't really fit in anywhere on my portfolio. So here are some labels I just designed. 

Brooke knows how much I love craft beer, and food packaging that she thought it would be fun to get me a brewing kit online from Brooklyn Brew Shop. We bought some nice bottles and i designed some labels. After spending almost 5 hours brewing, 2 weeks storing in a dark place, and bottling another 2 weeks the beer is finally finished. 

Here are the results. 

 I chose only 4 color schemes to go with.  The other beers I went a completely different route. 

I chose only 4 color schemes to go with.  The other beers I went a completely different route. 

 Many of my American friends may not get all the amazing puns going on here. But to all my Norwegians, here is the  Beer Gynt Ibsen IPA . The Ibsen logo is completely inspired by Gibson guitars. 

Many of my American friends may not get all the amazing puns going on here. But to all my Norwegians, here is the Beer Gynt Ibsen IPA. The Ibsen logo is completely inspired by Gibson guitars.