I recently created this proposal for a potential client. The job didn’t work out, but the subject matter is interesting and I’m happy with the design.
One of my first products on TPT was this series of scavenger hunts. I made little scavenger hunts for my daughter many times when she was younger. I have fond memories of following behind her while she strode through the neighborhood with a pencil, her list, and a bag strapped ’round her (you can never know what you’ll find and need to bring home) full of confidence and adventure. I wanted to share that sense of fun with everyone. Simple Photo Scavenger Hunts.
I love to visit the parks, ponds, and natural areas of southern Delaware when I’m there visiting family. I also enjoy researching local native plants and animals; it’s an interesting climate. I thought I should put my love of exploring the area to good use making some more current pieces to fill out my portfolio and practice some of the more interesting features of design software, such as making graphs in Adobe Illustrator, by creating this infographic on Delaware wildlife and public lands.
While visiting family in Sussex County, Delaware, I attended an auction. Some of it was indoors where furniture and housewares were displayed, and china laid out on tables for viewing. There were folding chairs to sit on and an auctioneer at a podium on a stage. Outside there were more things being auctioned off: farm implements, garden tools, and mixed up boxes of things you might find in a basement. Among all the treasures, I saw a book, Visiting Sussex: Even If You Live Here. It’s a charming little small press project, obviously made with love by local historians with a lot to share about the area’s history.
Since I wished to add a piece to my portfolio using Adobe InDesign, to help in my job search, I made scans of the pages of Visiting Sussex and redesigned it using the Book feature. My own labor of love.
A peek in the archives at some of my older work. Dojo Poster.
Due to some changes in my life, I am looking for a design and/or production job so I have been updating my portfolio. I thought I could highlight some of my production skills with a tri-fold brochure. Looking around for a subject, I came across a little home-printed brochure I picked up at Trap Pond State Park during one of my visits there. I re-entered all the text and built a nice file for it.
A peek in the archives at some of my older work.
A good friend manages a community garden in her neighborhood and needed a flyer for their upcoming spring plant sale. Since they didn’t have a logo, I thought it might be nice to create something simple, happy, fun, and colorful without being too simplistic.
The flyer is bold, bright and eye-catching to grab attention and spark interest. I had just completed a set of clip art illustrations of garden vegetables, so I used the line drawings to create a coloring page give-away for the kids’ activity table!
If you are on the far north side of Chicago mid-May, stop by and buy a few organic garden plants in support of a good cause!