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Yay yay yay!!!! My Delphine holiday photo card collection for Cardstore is live. I had a lot of fun designing for Christmas last summer (one day I even busted out the flannel jammies, hot cocoa and watched Elf to get in the spirit). I am so thrilled to see all my designs on the brand spanking new & improved Cardstore. Please hop over there and check it out and let me know what you think. Do you have a favorite? Can you guess which one I’m sending out this year?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 haven’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 men’s clothing line 5.What is your favorite font?
Right now..script: Aphrodite Slim Pro ……..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 can’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)
“Do what you love to do.”-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 I’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: “like something you would wear to a fancy restaurant” 19.What’s your favorite color?
Turquoise and yellow (like Van Gogh’s “sunflowers”) 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 …
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 “hi”. 24.Where were you born?
Anderson, SC 25.Best advice for a bride?
Chill out 26.Favorite magazine?
Neiman Marcus’s “The Book” (catalog/magazine)
The Satorialist // 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
This week, as usual, I’ve been working on some fun and exciting projects. A few logos, some crazy fun party goodies for a party I’m soooooo sorry to miss, and continued work on our super top secret Big Project.
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Hello, September! There’s something about Back to School season that just gets me going. I love lists, schedules, planning, and, of course, school supply shopping. There’s a lot of all that going on here in the Delphine studio this month. Let the big plans, strategy meetings, and brainstorm sessions begin.Pin It
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Hello, August. Wait … how is it August already? Back to school?!? Already?!!!? John’s BIG birthday?!? Already?!?? What happened to July? Heck, what happened to June? Wish I could stop the clock and hit re-do on summer. It’s hard to think of anything I like better than a lazy summer day at the beach. Good thing summer stretches into fall here in South Carolina … I plan on packing in as many beach days as possible. I even bought a fresh bottle of sunscreen yesterday.
photo//Erika Firm | DelphinePin It
When Steven and Casey approached Delphine for a brand refresh for their professional organizing business, Organizer Guys, I knew their project would be a dream. There is nothing I like better than a perfectly organized drawer, books aligned just so on a shelf, and spotless supply closets. I was totally right: Steven and Casey are dream clients. They love white space, simplicity and clean lines, and have a less is more philosophy. A match made in heaven!
While the business of professional organizing sounds a little — dare I say it — boring, these guys are anything but!!! So in order to pull their joie de vivre into the brand we used a fun color palette (tangerine, turquoise, crisp black and lots of white), retro fonts with a hint of industrial solidity, and infused a cheeky tone to all the messaging (“your junk drawers can’t scare us”).
The design is restrained and contained … we used lots of rule lines, boxes, and borders so everything is arranged just so, without looking stuffy. The fun colors and cheeky tone are balanced with strong fonts, sober black, and nice bright clean white space.
Read about what makes them cool, who their celebrity doppelgangers are, words they live by, who has slept outside for more than 500 nights (!!) and what makes them laugh. I’d trust these guys to organize my home or business in a heart beat. Right now Organizer Guys is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, but they have big plans to take over the world. Guys … open a satellite office in Charleston, pretty please? My junk drawer(s) need some taming!Pin It
Hello, July! It’s getting HOT here in Charleston. Glad we have a freezer full of popsicles, ice cream and frozen treats. We’re getting good at concocting frozen cocktails, too ; ) Happy July, friends!
Holy Neon Green! Bust out the sunglasses!!!! My fabulous new neon green edge painted letterpress business cards are back from press. I LOVE love love love love them. Check out the neon shadow they cast on the desk. Snazzy, right?Pin It