I put together this poster for a friend who organized a recent speaker-packed weekend at Moody Bible
Institute. A lot of information needed to be communicated, as well as some distinction between each event.
A fun challenge!
Between the whirlwind of finishing school and the glory of summer in Chicago, a lot of work I was really excited to share slipped my mind, I hope to catch up a bit!
For my bookbinding final I created an edition of six of this small book about pancakes. A collection of recipes and antectdotes, this personal project is a joyful celebration of the sweet family my parents built. View it at
I recently finished up a tattoo commission for a friend and thought it might be fun to share the pencil sketch along with the final lettering. Mainly because it's a really pretty L.
Behold, the power of the internet. This spring I worked on a logo for London-based florist Sarah Purchase. It was a lot of fun, and I'm grateful they found me!
I've worked with the friendly folks at bake for a few years now. They make really excellent traditional American desserts with no unnecessary frills. Earlier this summer we worked on some fun lettered illustrations to print on tshirts and totebags. These are for sale at the bakery, be sure to have a jam scone for me if you stop in.
printed by reuse first
Y'all, I've got a literal stack of things to share from my brother's wedding in May. Designing for loved ones is one of the best things I can think of, and we had so much fun working together. My sweet dad printed everything and was a huge help along the way.
Early on, we knew we wanted to have a lot of fun with the rehearsal dinner theme and invitations. My brother has this outlandish twitter presence where he spouts his do's and don'ts, so his little nuggets of wisdom became the focal point. I've yet to find a better copywriter.
Once the invitations were out, I made around 40 table cards for the dinner itself. I'm including a small sampling here, and still trying to figure out what to do with them. Desktop wallpapers? Screensavers? You let me know.
I was seriously so delighted to be invited to participate in TypeFight, Drew Roper and Ryan Paule's venture into competitive lettering. Everything can be a sport, guys. This week I'm up against Jude Landry. Check it out and cast your vote (preferably for me, but let's be real: follow your heart).
Below are a couple out-takes along with the real deal. Lots of fun! Lots of fun!
I forgot about this little lettered gem, created for the birth announcement of another little gem born last fall.
Editorial illustrations for about creative collaborations.
Fun font news! My first font, Abraham Lincoln, is now available for download/purchase from Lost Type Co-op! It's been amazing to see this little president from sketches to real life, & I'm glad to finally share him with you all.
Another project for Student Communication, the Blood Ball is a masquerade ball-type event that happens every February. More to come on this project!
I'm presently employed by Columbia College's Office of Student Communications. It's an amazing office to work for and I get fun projects. This Call for Work poster came to me as a lengthy word document of required information and left as a pretty little typographic exploration.
I'm grateful to have participated in the second ArtNog, a You Are Loved gallery + event that I contributed to last year. I got going on this year's piece in early November, which was completely necessary since I decided to embroider twelve tea towels. More pictures and words are available for your perusal here. Thanks to all who came out...it's been a delight!
beautiful photographs by Brennan Smith
hello friends! sticking my head up from the foxhole that is finals to share this little taste of something I'm REAL excited about. look for the full project and a bunch of new things soooon!
(image from the Library of Congress' Flickr feed. check it out!)