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End of the Term…Again


AmpersandIt’s hard to believe it but the end of the term has come again. At this point I have finished four of six quarters. And I’m still loving it. This fall I took a branding class. Loved.it. My teacher has a studio of her own and I am so impressed with her work. The course assignments were really valuable and pretty creative: at the beginning of the term she assigned each of us a client from her own customers and we took it from there…renaming, researching, three rounds of branding and a final brand book. She and her co-workers acted as “the client” and gave us feedback on our projects, sometimes particularly insightful, design-based feedback. Ha.


To finish up we took our projects and created two books: a brand book and a process book. In real life the brand book would be for the client. Essentially it says, here’s your brand and here’s how you should use it. This is particularly important for a large corporation, university, or franchise where lots of people will be using the logo since it provides a uniformity to the brand implementation. The process book, on the other hand, would be for future employers to show them the work you did and the process you followed. It allows folks to see what you did with input from the client or direction from a design mentor or whatever. It should tell the story from beginning to end, walking you from start to finish.


I ended up designing for a wedding photographer in Montreal. The beauty of the assignment is that each of us came Ligatureup with totally different solutions depending on the particular project we were assigned. (My classmates created some STUNNING projects!) So, without further ado, here are my books. You’ll see the process as well as the final brand and its directives, along with everything in between. Click below to check them out…

Branding Book

Process Book


Downloadable August Desktop Calendar

Downloadable August Desktop Calendar

Sometime last year I started changing my desktop wallpaper pretty regularly. Then this year I started searching for calendars so that I would always have the month on my desktop. But I want them to be cute. And I want them to fit on my desktop. And I want my desktop paraphernalia to not block the cuteness. So last month, since I couldn’t find one that I actually liked, I made my own. Just like that. I sent it to Cathy and then we had matching desktop calendars for the month of July.

She asked me if I was making one for August and so I asked her what she wanted. She was a little vague. I blame her for my indecision. I made three because I couldn’t decide. And just for fun…here they are for you. You can download and use them yourself. I’m not promising this as a monthly thing but if I make one I’ll post it here.

Our regular harvest seasons seem to be about two weeks ahead this summer so here’s my homage to some of the beautiful harvests folks are bringing in. (These are not my photos, sadly. Maybe that will be my next step.)

august calendar-01

august calendar-02


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If you’d like to download, just fill out the form below, then click on the image you choose. A new screen will open and with the high resolution image. Right click on it and you can choose to save or simply make it your desktop image from there. Enjoy!