I’m very excited to share with you all a recent ( as in yesterday ) project launch for Emily Scott of Em the Gem. I have absolutely adored working with this lady to come up with the perfect brand for her business. You can check out our initial moodboard right here – and notice how influential the top left image actually became. Such a beautiful palette! The overall aesthetic is very fresh, classic, & simple.
Pictured above is a little snippet from her pricing guide, which is chalk full of beautiful imagery. I’ll have to share more screenshots from that once I get around to updating my portfolio ( hopefully soon!! ) with new projects. And below are a few shots of her new portfolio / blog / website, which was coded by the lovely Zoe Rooney. Personally, my favorite is the landing page … which has a unique layout with interesting positioning. I had such a BLAST working on this one. Seriously. You can see it in its entirety right here. And finally – in the works – are her business cards, which I hope to share with you all very very soon after printing! Cheers to your new brand launch, Em.
I thought I’d share a recent branding process I worked on with Emily of Gem Photo — soon to be Em The Gem. We’re currently finishing up her website, so we haven’t technically launched yet. While the official new brand is a little different than what’s seen in this collection, I thought I’d share insight into SOME of the other presented options that didn’t make the cut. A peak behind the scenes, if you will. You can see the moodboard for this project right here and notice that we put heavy focus on a script that was both bold + modern. Plus, we ended up with a killer color palette that we both couldn’t be more excited about.
I absolutely cannot wait to share the rest with you all, seriously. The website concept is very out of the box and uniquely beautiful, so you can bet I’ll let you know as soon as that happens along with a full brand look. But until then, here is the official sneak peak!
I’ve been absolutely fascinated by details lately. When it comes to design, those are the little things that make a project feel whole. Whether it’s the little rounded square in the “R” mark, the branch outs of the “brand new week” lettering, or precisely placed overlaps – it’s all done with intention. It feels whole. Lately, I’ve been focusing on just that. As a designer, we get to a point that feels good. But pushing yourself just a little bit further – whether it’s by adding new details or re-thinking composition – feels GREAT. You’ll know when you hit that magic sweet spot.
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As I started to receive applications for my internship position I posted about a few weeks ago ( NOW CLOSED ) — I realized that it could be very helpful to write some resume, cover letter, and general application tips for those of you applying for creative jobs out there. Landing that dream job of yours is all about how well you present yourself. Here are a few things to keep in mind :
FIRST LOOK – One of the most important things you can realize before applying for a creative job is that your work MATTERS. The person looking over your materials will almost always look at your portfolio ( or work submitted ) first. With that said, your portfolio and work should be presented in a way that you are proud of and be top priority. Everything should be up to date and tailored to showcase your best work. Make viewers WANT to stay and explore more about you + your work.
THIS POSITION IS NOW CLOSED
Big news today, guys : I’m hiring a design intern!! After much though and careful planning, I’m ready to find the perfect addition and make this little adventure of mine a team journey. All of the details are provided above and more will come to next round candidates. If you or anyone you know would be interested in applying, please follow the intructions provided below and let me know if you have any questions in the comments!
INSTRUCTIONS To apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “design intern” and the following items : your resume, a cover letter, and link to your online portfolio. Your name and a place to contact you should be easy for me to find. Applications are due on April 17th and qualifying candidates will be notified via email within the following week, so please do not email me if you have not heard from me.
* UPDATE I realize that the term “intern” means a lot of different things to everyone. So, I wanted to explain myself a little better. I have every intention of making this a “real life” position versus small tasks often associated with an “intern.” The candidate selected will be a lead designer on projects and work under me, the Art Director. Overall, it’s a collaborative opportunity that I cannot wait to find a match for!
I’m absolutely excited to hear from all those who are interested and can’t wait to peruse through your work. Again, let me know if you have any questions in the comments. Thanks!