Modern Hanukkah Birth Announcement

Really excited about the new birth announcement I designed for Hanukkah. Specifically for babies born within those 8 days! Talk about a niche.

With hand-painted lettering

If you find this post by way of Google, and this is EXACTLY what you’re looking for (trust me, I’ve seen the competition, I know), then on over to Etsy to get it personalized just for your little dreidel!


Logo design for Ramshackle Glam

Jordan Reid of Ramshackle Glam recently redesigned her lifestyle blog and asked me to create the logo. I was super excited about this project because I’ve been a long-time reader of RG. (I credit the success of my butternut squash soup with Ramshackle.)

I did what I love most for this logo: Lettered it by hand. I love the relaxed, earthy, authentic look of a charcoal pencil, and the crispness of a micron pen. (Which also happens to match the style of Jordan’s blog). The tricky thing about working like this means if you “mess up” a line, you have to start over. So I will often use tracing paper to help me redraw the lines that do work, while exploring new options for other parts of the word. Then I scan all the pieces into Photoshop and connect them together.

Here is a close-up of the logo. Every little line counts.


And below is a screenshot of the final logo placed into the website. Another designer built and designed the website, so they incorporated my logo into the watercolor and photography background.



If you remember me talking about Ramshackle Glam before, that’s because I also designed the promotional graphics for Jordan’s new book coming out next Spring (“The New Mom’s Haphazard Guide to (Almost) Having It All”).


Goblins, Giblets, and Gelt – New on Etsy

I recently learned that Halloween cards are huge in the greeting card industry. Like, up there with Christmas.

I grew up in an apartment building, so trick-or-treating was a lot of fun. One year I remember a family in the building took a Polaroid photo of us, dressed up in costume at their door. We didn’t get candy, just a photo. I thought that was so cool. I was only a kid, but I already thought a photograph was better than a piece of chocolate.

Presenting: The Naavalé collection for Halloween. Click on the card design to go directly to it’s home on Etsy.

Too Cute To Spook – digital photo card.
Art note: “Too cute to spook” was hand-lettered.

 It’s All About The Candy – digital photo card
Art note: “It’s all about the candy” was hand-lettered.

Another fun holiday fact: This year, 2013, Hanukkah and Thanksgiving are falling on the same night! Yes, that’s right. Double the holiday, double the food. Perhaps double the traffic driving to your in-laws.

But! Thanks to my new design, you only have to send one card: “Dreidels and Drumsticks!”

Click here to find it on Etsy.

Art note: The little icons on this card were hand-illustrated. I don’t use stock art or purchase illustrations for my designs.


linda - Wow! Beautiful designs and I did not know halloween cards were so hot… good to know! Thanks for participating in the blog link-up :)

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