handcrafted log display

log display design for bird + beau

Having booked one of THE hippest shows around (The Rock & Shop Market), I set out to design a new display for bird + beau.  I needed to utilize vertical space considering my display surface would be minimal and I needed to achieve a certain cool factor to hold my ground in this show full of awesome vendors.

log display design for bird + beau

I envisioned white logs with natural elements and small branch-like nubs to display necklaces.  Serendipitously, a few rough cut logs from my favorite tree, which had fallen due to a lightning strike at our old house, had made the move to our new home.  I rescued them from the fire pit for the better good.

log display design for bird + beau

My husband cut the logs to size and then I stripped them of their bark and sanded them each down.  I painted the logs white, leaving the end surfaces natural.

log display design for bird + beau

Small portions of limbs were cut to serve as branch nubs for displaying necklaces.  Each was cut to size, then sanded and stained or painted.  I secured each nub in place with a hammer, nail, and glue.

log display design for bird + beau

Resting atop a faux fur rug, these organic log displays draw attention while letting the jewelry stand out.

log display design for bird + beau

The debut of this new display component has been a great success and has received many compliments (thank you!).  I have personally been excited to share the story of these particular logs and I am so grateful to hear the kind words of customers and passersby.  To me, they are the prettiest logs I ever did see.

Original log display design created using a little imagination and lots of elbow grease.

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chalkboard wedding invitation design

hand-drawn chalkboard wedding invitation designI was thrilled to take on this project for The Green Kangaroo because the chalkboard trend has been sweeping couples off their feet — almost more than the mason jar craze!  To set this design apart from competitors’ invitations, I went for an entirely hand-drawn romantic feel, while keeping it relatively simple.

hand-drawn chalkboard wedding invitation designI carried out the design concept through various other items in the suite, including: response + accessory cards, save the dates, and day of items such as place cards, table cards, and programs.

Designed using Adobe Illustrator CS5, Photoshop, and InDesign.  Photo styled and shot by me; originally used for a small self-authored feature on Between Designs blog.

merry birds holiday card

merry birds photo holiday card stationery designHand illustrated birds and an artistic floral design adorn this cheerful holiday card.  I designed this double-sided card for The Green Kangaroo’s holiday collection to appeal to customers looking for a subtle, yet festive style suitable for a combined seasonal photo engagement announcement, save the date, or even birth announcement.  I created this card in three color options.

Designed using Adobe Illustrator and InDesign.  Photograph by Sarah Der.

geometric holiday card

geometric photo holiday card stationery designPops of color in a delightful geometric pattern send warm wishes for a modern holiday.  I designed this double-sided card for The Green Kangaroo’s holiday collection to appeal to customers looking for a subtle, yet festive style suitable for a combined seasonal photo engagement announcement, save the date, or even birth announcement.  Originally designed in three color options.

Designed using Adobe InDesign.  Photograph by Sarah Der.

twiggy hand-drawn holiday card

twiggy hand-illustrated photo holiday card stationery designHappy hand-drawn holidays!  This card features hand lettering and original illustrations.  I designed this festively drawn card for The Green Kangaroo’s holiday collection to appeal to customers looking for a subtle style suitable for a combined seasonal photo engagement announcement, save the date, or even birth announcement.  I varied the look with three color choices.

Designed using Adobe Illustrator and InDesign

coordinating holiday card designs

elegance holiday photo cardpinstripe holiday card stationery designpinstripe holiday card stationery designcolorblock photo holiday card stationery designembrace holiday card stationery designlace holiday card stationery designThese holiday card designs were all derived from pre-existing wedding invitations.  My task was to take five of The Green Kangaroo’s most popular designs and create coordinating holiday photo cards to add to their already established collection.  Each card was presented in three color options, some including backside print designs.

Designed using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign.  Photo credits: Rebecca Ames and Sarah Der.