Things have been fairly dull and slow on the creative front around the International House of Powkang these past couple of months, but I do have 2 things I want to share. In both instances, the clients have been very good friends of mine and great to work with.

Save The Date postcard, Front

Stargazer Lily

Save The Date postcard, Back

Event Information

Nikoel, one of my BFFs, is getting hitched next summer to her soul mate Terry. They are on a tight budget, so I offered to do design work for the event pro bono. This began with the save-the-dates. After some problems with the originally chosen image (low resolution) and dissatisfaction with all the other photographs we found, I finally offered to either go to the flower district, pick out a stargazer lily and photograph it myself, or just draw the flower. We went the illustration route. This not only solved the image resolution problem, but also laid to rest any issues we’d have with images that might be copyrighted. Then I put together the event information on the back using the colors she chose. The typeface I used was Chalet by House Industries. I showed this typeface to her about 2 years ago, and she told me she wanted to use them on her future wedding invitations. Yes, my Rain Man-esque memory really remembers this sort of thing.

More design elements from her wedding to come.

In other news, I was commissioned to make a title banner for my good friend’s blog. She has been chronicling her thoughts of and life with Multiple Sclerosis at Tingly Feeling. She is a wonderful writer, and her blog is informative for people like me who are ignorant of this disease, and provides support for herself and others who suffer from it. I also learned a bit about her condition during the creative process, as I did some research for reference. She wanted an illustrated nerve strand with damaged myelin sheaths. I know, right? Huh?

Damaged Myelin Sheath

Nerve Strand, Ink and Watercolor

The finished banner can be found on the blog itself, and just because I’m vain I will link to the post where she praises my work and includes a picture of me.