Wedding Invites

My project submission for week five is a work in progress! Some very dear friends who have moved away from Vancouver are getting married this Summer, and I get to do their stationary! They are my first clients for a wedding related project and I am eternally grateful!

The information has of course been changed (sorry guys, you can’t crash their wedding!).

I can’t wait to continue to work with them on their package, I will definitely post it to my website once it’s finished! And of course, I can’t wait to be a bridesmaid at their wedding.

It sounds like I may have a couple other weddings lined up, so you’ll be seeing lots of these!

Cheers!

Kat

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Business Cards for a New Teacher!

My project submission for week four is a design for some Business Cards I made for a a lovely lady who has become a teacher this week! Many many big congratulations to her.

She had a color in mind, as well as a very neat and clean looking resume for me to reference, which made this project a lot easier!  It’s always great when clients have an idea of what they are looking for, whether it be colors, fonts, or even just the general style that they want to impress through their marketing materials.

The glasses on the backside of the card are the same shape as the glasses that she wears – adding a personal touch and something that’s unique to her (as opposed to adding an apple or something more predictable). I love glasses, I think they are super cute, stylish and smart looking. I even have a pair of my own, although I don’t need prescription!

Until next time!

Kat

I’m moving!

Super fun crazy times!

I found a room in a shared apartment last week, and I will be beginning the moving process starting next week. I have so much to organize and do but I’m really excited! It’s been such a wonderful start to the year. So much change. I hope it keeps up!

I will have a lot more space to work in, which will be fantastic. The location is super convenient, and the rent is a steal compared to what most people are paying these days! Maybe I will post some pictures of my work space once it’s all set up (don’t hold your breath)! Aaaah! I’m so looking forward to this.

Cheers!

Kat

Gold Wedding Stationary

I just got home from spending a weekend in a friend’s cabin on Hemlock Mountain! It was such a great time spent with the best of people.

While I was there I put together this set of gold wedding prints for my weekly project. I really like making designs that allow the typography speak for itself, and I often see that occur in wedding stationary. I find that to make your prints look luxurious and glamorous, less is more when it comes to design. It’s the details that count, such as paper quality, choice in typography, and colour palette.

I am going to make some time to go downtown and check out some offset printers, maybe collect a few samples, and make some relationships! I want to be able to offer my clients a variety of finishes and selections, and unfortunately North Vancouver does not seem to have many options!

Wish me luck!

Kat

Wedding Stationary inspired by Battle Star Galactica

You guy’s should know up front, I am a huge geek.

I recently finished the sci-fi series “Battle Star Galactica”. Holy cow, it was fantastic. I don’t know how I missed the series while it was on air, but being able to binge watch it over the last half year or so has been pretty awesome, so maybe it was for the best!

I felt super inspired by the show and the characters, so I thought I would kick off the new year by banging out some Galactica inspired wedding stationary for my favourite power couple in the show.

Featured in the package is a Save the Date, Invitation, RSVP,  Menu, Table Number, and Bride & Groom Seating Cards.

The design was inspired by the beauty of deep space. The corners are darkened and textured to reference the show, as all of the paper aboard the Battle Star had been styled to have the corners removed, creating shapes like the example below.

battlestar
The corners being removed was apparently a reference from the director of the show to illustrate how they had to “cut corners” financially to make the show possible. What may have only been intended as an inside joke definitely left a memorable statement!

I don’t know how many Brides and Grooms would be keen on having the corners removed completely from their stationary (and I can only imagine how much it would cost!) but I definitely wanted to reference the style, and it really added an extra layer of character to the designs!

Starbuck, Apollo, I hope you would be happy with these!

The beginning!

Hello you,

Thank you for tuning in! This is my first post to my first blog. Soon to be followed with many, more interesting posts about my work, my developments as a designer, my ambitions and thoughts, and some of my life.

I will be posting a new project every week, and updates along the way. This blog’s primary objective is to keep me accountable and working on my own projects consistently! So if you are interested in some of my more “unrefined” projects that you might not find on my website, or in my portfolio, you have come to the right place.

Looking forward to starting the new year fresh and inspired!

Until then,

Katrina