I cut the black portion of this design out of black paper with a #11 xacto knife. Then I scanned it and digitally added color and patterns to create the final piece. This is how many of my designs are made!
I love good design wherever I find it and am always busy with some creative pursuit, whether it's my personal artwork, or coming up with the perfect design for my clients. I work in a variety of mediums including cut paper, pen and ink, colored pencil, and paint and I love scanning my analog work and mixing it up with my digital skills. My current obsession is learning the ins and outs of making seamless repeating patterns!
I work from a studio in my home in the rich arts community of Northeast Minneapolis. If you like what you see, I hope you'll contact me to talk about how my skills can enhance your next design project.
I’ve been starting to put together a new identity system for one of my long-time childhood friends, Ann, who has a business making knit items (mostly Waldorf inspired toys), dying yarn with plant dyes, and most recently spinning her own yarn! It’s always the most fun to work on something like this for someone with such a warm and personal business. I decided to create a pattern as a starting point showing the “story” of her process with wool. Still playing with the color palette, but think the pattern is mostly finished. I’ll be adding icons pulled from the pattern to the other identity pieces as I design them. Check out the Simply Playing blog, or visit Ann’s etsy shop for a happy color fix. I created the design in Illustrator, and then added a great felt texture to the pattern in Photoshop.