Friday, November 14, 2008

Playing Dress Up

I designed another cover today!

I love working on this magazine. It's a little bit of a challenge to make things feel child-like and sophisticated and artsy all at the same time, but I'm getting the hang of it!

The photo is from Vogue Bambini. Thanks Ayumi!
Typeface is Freight Micro and Freight Text Italic

internship stuff

I just found out that some of the projects I worked on this summer at Vérité are up and running!

This Norton Antivirus project was pretty cool. I designed most of the icons and helped storyboard, although I didn't help with the animating. I really like working with the concept of a hand touch interface. Oh and the wonderful hand model is Wynn Burton.

Our project for Kennecott Utah Copper was my favorite! I didn't play a huge role, being an intern and all, but here's what I did do:

designed the head and brain diagram at the begininng
animated the parts with the plastic man and all the stuff around him
designed the report card
designed and animated the map sequence

And it turned out so good!

current stuff

Well I thought when I first started this blog that I'd be putting up a lot of my work. So far, that hasn't happened, so I thought I'd start now. I'm working on some really great projects this semester, and surpassing all expectations, I like them!

The first is Milk, a French children's fashion magazine. I really love the magazine as it is, but since it's in French, I thought I'd make the American version! Here's my first cover:

Typeface: Freight Micro
Masthead by me, kinda based on FF Magda Clean
Photo: Loretta Lux

I'll post the feature I'm working on another time.

And here's my branding project. Public Conversations Project is a nonprofit org out of Massachusetts whose sole existence is to foster communication between opposing moral, political and world views. I thought it was a great concept for an organization.

business cards:

Typeface: FF Fago Monospaced

And this image is just for fun. It's my illustrator file with all the layers visible. This calamity is why I'm soooooo excited to get my CS4 tomorrow. Illustrator CS4 has multiple artboards. They can be any size, any arrangement and can be created any time. It's like all my Illustrator wishes have come true.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

This is so incredibly beautiful. Marian Bantjes is amazing.

Friday, September 19, 2008

political perspctv

This site is so amazing. follows the presidential campaigns on the web. When you go to the home page, you can sit and watch as posts that are related to McCain or Obama are published all over the web. So cool. And they have this really cool widget:

Friday, August 29, 2008

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Fun Things to do With Letters

I found this book at DI, and I think it's REALLY cool. Who doesn't want to have fun with letters?

My favorite part is these way cool type kids at the end.

Friday, July 11, 2008

I recently got involved with an exciting project here in Provo—it's an animated soon-to-be series called Children Kids (guess who drew the animated birdie!).

It's art directed by Cole Nielsen, who was part of the 2007 Typophile Film Festival credits project that has gotten even more awards since last time I mentioned it. Although I'm busy with my internship full time, it's such an amazing opportunity to be part of this that I couldn't pass it up.

I'll be doing various things like contributing drawings and doing some Aftereffects work. It's going to be soooooooooooooooo good when we're done—the current goal is to have the first two "episodes" done by September 10 so they can be submitted to Sundance as a short!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

We went to DI today and found some great shirts. Here's my fav

The typo makes me love it even more.

Friday, June 20, 2008

motion projects

Here's some nearly finished versions of projects from my motion design class last winter. The first is my final project, a PSA for The other is a quick type animation. Like I said, these aren't the final versions--one doesn't even have the sound with it. I've refined camera movement and animation and re-added things, including sound, since--I will post the final versions when I find the files! I'm reeeeeally hoping they're on my external drive at home. I'd write more, but I'm on lunch and I need to eat!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Some of this guy's stuff is pretty great. He's obviously very talented. I love hand-done type.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Thursday, May 15, 2008

BYU has been getting some attention lately due to the excellence of this

It was the class project for the senior design class of '07--the Typophile Film Festival 4 opener. It won a prominent award and some of people that worked on it were interviewed on FontShop's Unzipped. It makes me proud to be a BYU GD BFAer (and current coworker of Jeremy Ames).

Tuesday, May 6, 2008


I started my internship yesterday at Verite, Inc. in the great little town of Sandy, UT. They gave me a nice little shirt today with this beautiful little friend.

They do some really amazing work: I'm really excited to work with them this summer!

milk caps

When I was little, I really disliked my mother's love of antiques. Our old, squeaky, scratched furniture had the sad existence of being beautiful in a past life, with doors and embellishments and legs that had the tendency to break off. I remember the first time my parents bought furniture for my bedroom that was actually new. I felt spoiled because I could pull my drawers out without jerking them side to side and up and down while trying to shield my ears from the screeching. But I think I'm learning to understand her fascination with old objects.

My husband and I visited our families in Colorado last weekend. My parents paid for our trip as a graduation present for my husband. It was a fun, quick visit that ended with what else but a day at an antique mall! and I discovered some very beautiful things. Needless to say, as a designer-in-training, I am entranced by type. This being my first trip antique-ing since discovering my obsession, I was on the lookout for some great, old typography. Here's where I found it.

I was so excited to find these beautiful little milk caps. I was so excited that when I got home, I spent hours on the internet finding more that I love. At first I thought I was going to get sucked into spending an unending amount of money on these things for the rest of my life. But I decided I could just keep a digital collection.
Of course, pixels aren't touchable, flippable little pieces of type heaven, but I have a few of the real thing that I think can hold me over.

Friday, March 21, 2008

here we go

so I just got back from the city of new york where my design class and I met with the very entertaining and intelligent brian collins, who has recently founded his own branding firm. he talked to us about the importance of storytelling in design, citing his own favorite story, pinocchio.

he not only told us of his love for this story, but showed us his obsession with posters and books he has collected and toys he had commissioned to help him understand and visualize it through the eyes of others. he said as designers, we should all be keeping a blog to help us learn to tell stories to an audience. then he presented us all with a little friend and had us promise to start a blog and send it to him. there is my first story.