Typography and Illustration
Greeting Cards, 2014-ongoing
I’ve been making my own greeting cards since I could hold a crayon. Whether for my parents for every single occasion or on construction paper in the backseat on the way to a birthday party, hoping there weren’t any pot holes on our drive, it’s most likely my first introduction to typographic design. Were there times I fell prey to the classic “big ass ‘H’” issue? No doubt hundreds. But there were hundreds of times I didn’t!
One day I’ll find the cartoon Christmas card I made with my dad where we printed dozens and I hand colored and roughly filled in speech bubbles and add them as part of my process becoming a better artist and designer, but for now, here’s some of the cards I’ve made in more recent years.
For these cards, I’ve employed a variety of techniques and materials including repurposing painted elements, tracing over digitally designed layouts, and adjusting hand painted designs to create versions for broader audiences. For example, I created a Happy Birthdays card for my grandparents whose birthdays are just 2 days apart. To reuse this, I simply removed the “s” and shifted the placement for balance.
Made with Adobe InDesign CC, Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Illustrator CC, water colors, colored pencil, ink