Squeal! Soooo so so so sooooo excited to announce that my darling and super talented friend Cyd (you know, the genius behind “The Sweetest Occasion,” the best blog ever) has launched a collection of pretty party and wedding invitations, stationery, party goodies, iPhone cases and other treats over at Chromatic & Co.ÂPin It
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Of all the branding projects I’ve worked on over the last few years, this one is most near and dear to my heart. As any designer can tell you, designing for yourself is nearly impossible. After many starts and stops, crumpled sketches, head banging, hand wringing, and second guessing I’m beyond thrilled to present our new brand, Chromatic & Co.
It’s our newest paper adventure, and the focus is all about color. Inspired by the golden age of advertising, and the trappings of a graphic design studio circa 1959, the brand has a decidedly retro vibe. You can check out the inspiration board we’ve been using at the studio to help guide our new brand on our Project Chromatic board on Pinterest.
Check back soon for snapshots of our new business cards, press kits, and other collateral. Meanwhile, please pay Chromatic & Co. a visit online, and by all means, follow ChromaticCo on Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook, too! (Instagram & Vine coming soon).
UPDATE: 5/17/2013: just got word that this logo won a graphic design award from HOW Magazine. Yippee!Pin It
Graphic Designer-create custom proofs for clients 2.Describe why you went into graphic design.
I actually studied costume design in school, but always had a knack for visually communicating ideas. I got an internship with a magazine in graphic design and havenâ€™t turned back. 3.Where do you draw inspiration from?
Everything- but my background in costume design makes me look at fashion designers and fabrics for inspiration. 4.What would you do if you won the lottery today?
Start a menâ€™s clothing line 5.What is your favorite font?
Right now..script:Â Aphrodite Slim Pro â€¦…..Serif: Prestige….Sans Serif: Erik Sans 6.How do you stay organized?
I write everything down 7.Which super-power would you like to have … mind reading or invisibility?
Neither. I think people should keep some thoughts to themselves and I love to be seen. 8.What do you listen to while working?
Florence and the Machine-Pandora Station 9.What is your favorite Delphine design and why?
Meeting Street. I love the shape of the frame-very rococco 10.Name 3 things you canâ€™t live without.
My moleskin sketchbook, chicken salad, and color 11.What is the best piece of advice you have ever gotten? (include who it was from)
â€œDo what you love to do.â€-Andrew Walker of Entropy Arts/Ensemble 12.What is the latest book that you have read?
The Great Gatsby (again) 13.What is your favorite to place eat in Charleston?
The Macintosh for a nice dinner or Fuel for casual. 14.What keeps you going throughout the day?
The Delphine Crew and Diet Coke 15.How do you get past creative blocks?
If I get a creative block, I have to step away from the project for a second (and if possible enjoy a glass of wine) then revisit it after Iâ€™ve cleared my head. 16.Are you a Twilight, Hunger Games, or Harry Potter series fan?
Harry Potter and the Hunger Games for sure! 17.What is your favorite thing about Charleston?
The culture and the community 18.What is the craziest line of text a client has ever asked for on an invitation?
When referencing their wedding attire: â€œlike something you would wear to a fancy restaurantâ€ 19.What’s your favorite color?
Turquoise and yellow (like Van Goghâ€™s â€œsunflowersâ€) 20.What’s your favorite movie?
Marie Antoinette by Sophia Coppola (for visual purposes only) 21.What’s your favorite book?
The Great Gatsby 22.Some things you might not know about me are â€¦
I make handbags with Libby Ganong and Add Libb Designs, a local Charleston Handbag company 23.My pet peeve?
When people pass you on the sidewalk and do not say â€œhiâ€. 24.Where were you born?
Anderson, SC 25.Best advice for a bride?
Chill out 26.Favorite magazine?
Neiman Marcusâ€™s â€œThe Bookâ€ (catalog/magazine)
The Satorialist Â Â // photo by Nesbitt Photography & Design Pin It
I’m soooo happy to report that we FINALLY have a meeting space here at our new downtown Charleston, SC digs. We found a vintage drafting table to serve as a conference area … and, drumroll … stools to sit upon! Want to come for a studio tour, check out wedding invitations, talk about graphic design projects? Drop in any time!Pin It
We’re doing some major site upgrades over on Delphinepress.com. A major part of that is new photographs. We’ve been super busy for months styling photos. One of the props we’ve been using is my PÃ©pÃ© (grandpa) Giovanni’s antique gold pocket watch.
I just realized a few days ago that the monogram on the watch is not his (or my grandmother’s). I wonder if it was his father’s? Or perhaps it was won in a crazy poker game? My PÃ©pÃ© loved playing cards!
The clock side opens, but the other side, where a photo goes, is stuck shut. I’m DYING to open it but am afraid to force it. I’m going to take it to a jeweler to see if they can open it for me. I can’t wait to see the photo inside.
The studio is in the midst of a big cleanup/reorganization. It’s in the “it’s going to look worse before it gets better” stage. It is so incredibly messy in there that I had to move my computer to a new workspace just to be able to think. Can you work in a messy office? I absolutely cannot do it. The “noise” of the mess makes my brain hurt … and it’s difficult to design without a functioning brain! This is my temporary workspace. I borrowed a Ghost chair from Mom. I love it except for the fact that I can’t cross my legs into my lap — Mom told me if I scratch the chair I’m toast!