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Branding | Nashville Wedding Planners Group

After the ladies at the helm of the Nashville Wedding Planners Group asked me to design the invitation for their inaugural meeting, it was a natural fit for Tiffani and Jennifer to come to Design in August for an official logo design.  We continued the modern twist on vintage look, and pursued a logo design that would be able to rock the top of a blog header.  Another function of the logo was to create an adapted version that would serve as a vendor or “Member” badge for local area event planners to place on their own sites.  In simply adding a tag to the existing logo to create a badge, the Nashville Wedding Planners Group have a strong, unified look that is immediately recognizable. 

As always it was a delight to work with you, gals.  And thank you for the spotlight on our Studio as well!

Milda - January 23, 2012 - 12:16 pm

I love it! You are so gifted.
. I can easily pick out things you have
designed. Girl you have “Branded” yourself

Stationery | Monogrammed Note Cards

“One for you and one for me…”  I have clients come to me for unique and personalized note card design.  These make a lovely gift for family, a recent graduate, or a significant other.  I find that a lot of times these clients end up ordering two sets: one as a gift and one of their very own!  This pair of note cards was ordered by a marine.  He wanted a unique gift for his mom with bright and modern style.  He also wanted his own signature set that would incorporate the red and gold of the Marines.  Quirky and girly for Mom.  Simple and traditional for him.  Semper Fi!

Branding | Ian Riley

I happen to love Ian Riley’s approach to photography.  He shoots journalistically, but with an eye for fine art.  His images could be considered quietly and thoughtfully in any gallery of art.  So when it came time to brand his photography business the approach was natural – Ian wanted a typographic logo set in an environment that conveyed a fine art gallery feel.  The resulting printed pieces: minimal type, clean black and white lines, plenty of airy canvas space.  We let the photography take center stage.  And for a pop of color, we collaborated with a watercolor artist to add that little bit of artistic whimsy.

Logo Design + Business Card + Promotional Card

Another unique quality about Ian Riley is his commitment and care to operating a sustainable, eco-friendly photography business.  As a member of 1% For the Planet he offers clients museum quality prints on cotton rag paper, hand-bound albums, and gallery frames for enlargements using reclaimed wood, among other products.  So it follows that his commitment to sustainability would play out in the paper we used for his branding materials.  After a thorough search, I found this gorgeous, textured paper that mimics watercolor canvas and yet also met his eco-friendly standards: it’s made from 100% post-consumer waste fibers.  Win!  Win!

In the Studio | Paper Goods for Baby

As many of you know, there will very (very) soon be the pitter-patter of little feet running around the Studio.  Well, more like the sweet lullaby of newborn cries at all hours of the day (and night!), but you catch my drift.  Mr. G and I are thrilled about the soon-to-be arrival of our little “Baby G” and I wanted to give you a peek into a recent personal project: party favors and thank you notes for our baby shower guests.

One of the millions of things I can’t wait to share with our little “Baby G” is the fun of watching hot air balloons sail nearby – sometimes directly over – our house.  They seem to be a popular sport in this corner of the world, and I can just imagine the look of wonder in our little one’s eyes as they float by our front door, so close you could almost reach up and touch them!  Thus came my inspiration for these pieces: hot air balloons + pennants + 2-dimensional geometric patterns.  And since we are waiting to find out of “Baby G” is a he or a she, I worked in a gender neutral color palette of aqua blues, pistachio greens, and burnt orange, capped off with chocolate brown accents.  Horton of Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who seems to approve.

Parting favors for shower guests: yogurt-covered pretzels with a message from Baby G.  All wrapped up in celo + baker’s twine.

“I hope you enjoy this little snack half as much as my mommy does.  She’s been CRAVING them every day.  Love, Baby Grubb”

Flat cards for a thank you message + whimsical envelopes liners.  Up, up and away!

Sweet little details: a hot air balloon seals the envelope shut, while a Mark Twain stamp keeps with the “ragtime era” vintage feel.

P.S. What do you think, bloggies?  Boy or Girl…?!

Branding | Music City Events

I have had the opportunity to join efforts with Sarah Willard of Music City Events on several occasions now.  Ever heard of a fabulous little fête called the Little Black Dress Revue?  She is a talented multi-tasker with exceptional taste and make-it-happenness – qualities that make her an invaluable event planner, as well as an excellent client!  When she approached me to help her rebrand her own business, I was quite eager to jump at the chance.

The result of our meeting of the minds is this lively, clean, modern and yet timeless new look.  Sarah wanted a brand image with several possible iterations – a primary logo that, when appropriate, could be separated into a simple word mark (Music City Events) or a stand-alone symbol (MCE).  If you look carefully, you will see an “MCE” in the circle.  Bright peacock compliments a warm grey to finish off this contemporary palette.  Sarah, it’s always a pleasure to team up with you!  Congrats on rolling out the new look!

 

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