Cold calling is never the answer.

For a business that wants to reach out to new customers in a friendly, personal manner, cold calling is not the way to go. So, Richard Neal of Integrated Network Solutions came up with a better plan: why not send handwritten, personalized greeting cards to help spark a relationship with those potential customers first?

Together, we came up with the concepts and copywriting for four custom business-related greeting card designs. Once the ideas were in place, I illustrated each one, and below is what I came up with! What a great opportunity to help bring a clever marketing vision to life. (Fun fact: the two dogs are Mojo and Jasper, Richard's precious pups!)

each card has a special phrase on the inside, too.

Sure is tough out here in the cold...
We hope it's nice and warm when we speak with you.

In case you haven't heard the news...
We'd love to come tell you all about it!

Well this is no way to break the ice...
Why don't we give you a call instead?

We sure hope you take our call...
...Or we just might bite.

Last day of class (wait, what?!)

When I took CMPA my freshman year, I remember walking out of Montgomery Hall saying "I never want to make anything move ever again." Three and a half years later, I'm graduating with a degree in Motion Design, and this building has become my second home. Oh, how things change... smell ya later Monty.

Kineticards: coming soon!

Well goodness — I feel like I haven't posted any updates in months because I've been so busy working on my senior project! Let me go ahead and officially introduce what I've been cookin' up this whole time:

I'm creating a brand called #kineticards, augmented reality greeting cards that come to life through a special app. It's been such a long process of concepting, branding, illustrating, animating, app building... but I've loved every second and I am finally SO CLOSE to seeing the finished product! Last weekend I wrapped up final animation/sound edits for the nine cards I created, and today I began filming them in action with my good friend Alex Holm. We can't wait to share the final video! Below are the animated versions of the nine cards we filmed:



 
 

Last Spring Break Ever!!

I didn't get to spend too much time doodling during my cruise to the Bahamas last week, but when I did...

CoMotion 2017 Recap

Last weekend we held our 8th annual CoMotion conference, which is easily one of the biggest events I look forward to during each school year. It's a 2-day program full of panel discussions, a keynote speaker, student showcase nominees & awards, portfolio reviews, and networking receptions, organized by our incredible MOMELOVE officer team. Each year, another group of students joins together to create the branding for the event, including title sequence and print/web material, and I had the pleasure of being a part of that team (click to view the portfolio page of my contributions). It was a great success — industry professionals from over 20 awesome companies were represented and everything ran smoothly. As always, I was taking notes through the entire event...

Anthropologie Gift Guide

There's nothing I love more than the opportunity to do some hand lettering illustrations! Earlier this quarter, I was contacted by Fashion Marketing student Paige Homberg to collaborate on her Senior capstone project, a mock Anthropologie catalog with gift suggestions for different types of women. Here's what I came up with for the spreads! (Concept/Copy by Paige Homberg, Photography by Katie Frezza)

Run, Forrest, Run

Another week, another new project to share! This time our key word was wayfarer (person who travels on foot) & the design theme was illustrative. I decided to recreate Forrest Gump as a stylized character and play around with some warped perspectives of him running around. Take a look at the finished frames below! I've added the full piece as a portfolio page too — click the link if ya'd like to see some of my process work, plus one more frame that I'm still finishing up to complete the board :)

Lacoste Lovers

I had the pleasure of repurposing a little sketch I did in France for a classmate who found her future husband there! Here's the design I put together for their wedding invitation. It features the Lacoste landscape (originally drawn with Micron pens and watercolor pencils) and a little digital calligraphy to match it. I designed both an English and French version! Congratulations to MacKenzie and Philippe :) 

Now available at The Brass Belle

If ya haven't heard, The Brass Belle in downtown Savannah—AKA the cutest store ever—just got a little bit cooler, because you can now purchase my designs there! I've made a few extra of my Love is Patient, Love is Kind prints (available here on Etsy) & framed them in these nice shadowbox displays. They're a perfect gift for weddings, anniversaries, and all other occasions worth lovin' on! Come on in to The Brass Belle and get yours before it's too late!!

(Update: all three of these have been sold, but I'll be making
more soon! Stay tuned.)

Compositing practice!

I've been brushing up my Photoshop skills with some exercises for Design for Motion class this week. Here are the three designs I made for the abstract portion of the assignment; I'm pretty happy with how they turned out :)

My last role as Chief Nutella Ambassador

I've got good news and bad news.

The good: I'm going to Los Angeles for the first time ever! The bad: It's because I'm passing on my Nutella crown (er, sash).

Check out NutellaDay.com to meet this year's contest winner, Hannah! We'll be making adorable Nutella-related snacks together at a restaurant in Los Angeles this week. I have no skills in the kitchen whatsoever — I usually just eat my Nutella plain, by the spoonful — so wish me luck! I'm super excited to be back on set and so thankful that Nutella & SapientNitro have decided to fly me across the country for one last hurrah. Look for me and Hannah in a video together soon! & here's the link to last year's videos in case you're in the mood for some reminiscing. :)

Update: The cook-off video has been released! It's embedded below along with some behind-the-scenes highlights:

Starting out 2017 the right way

(With brand new school supplies, some heat-embossing to this quarter's sketchbook, and a coffee doodle from my first day of class back in the lovely Montgomery Hall.)

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Being an artist sure comes in handy when Christmas rolls around and it's time to start thinking about gifts. Take a look at these custom-lettered prints and paintings I made for my family and friends this year!

All three prints are also now available for purchase on Etsy.

I don't know about you, but I'm feeling 22

My dad and I just spent our birthday in the gorgeous paradise known as Aruba, for the second year in a row! It was so much fun and I wish I could just stay there forever. Of course, the lettering never stops, even on vacation... here's a few highlights from my birthday weekend!!