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Valentine’s Day cards

Valentine’s Day cards

What do you do to pass the time during a snow day? Create illustrations of your kids flying, then make them into two-sided Valentine's Day greetings, of course!

MSTS – Move It, Sell It, Trash It, Store It

MSTS – Move It, Sell It, Trash It, Store It

MSTS is a Concord-based business that caters to those buying or selling their home or moving their furniture. Along with a new, clean website, MSTS has basic SEO to help them be more visible to potential customers in the area. The website also features a new, clean...

Tailgate event logo

Tailgate event logo

In an inaugural community event, Browne's Ferry sought strong messaging to encourage neighbors to attend a cookoff contest and football game viewing at the community park. The event logo was printed on T-shirts for cookoff contestants, and was also used in all...

NC Grantmakers Education Summit Programs

NC Grantmakers Education Summit Programs

The NC Network of Grantmakers held its second annual Education Summit in December, where funders gathered to discuss the state of education and its funding. I was tasked with developing the design for the program, which including informational graphics and a list of...

Grade school milestones

Grade school milestones

At the beginning and end of each school year, I create one of these chalkboard effect signs for kids to hold as they take their photos.

La Hauteur logo

La Hauteur logo

Starting a chic new clothing business, Kia wanted a logo that would embody the tall silhouette of her target market. Early prototypes (below) included a woman, but the final product (on the right) showcases clean, simple lines.

Word Art Poster

Word Art Poster

An avid fitness enthusiast wanted to surprise her husband with a canvas marking all their intense training and races together. This fun 16x16 canvas included images from their races with a quip "The couple that runs, jumps, climbs and swims together stays together."

Community newsletters

Community newsletters

Newsletters were developed, printed and distributed every two months from 2013-2016. They contained community meeting information and upcoming social events, as well as news and information for neighbors.

Youth Leadership Program Logo

Youth Leadership Program Logo

Generation Nation sought customized branding for its Youth Leadership program. The logo uses the font and graphic elements of Generation Nation's core branding.

Red Cross Event Invitations

Red Cross Event Invitations

The Carolina Piedmont Region of the American Red Cross sought designs for two community events: a meet and greet to introduce the new regional CEO, and the annual meeting and volunteer celebration. The custom-made designs feature local images with clean, contemporary...

Book Cover Project

Book Cover Project

I was given a daunting task: design 10 book covers in 2 weeks. The publisher gave free reign to design to the desires of the authors. After consultations with each writer via Skype or phone, each author was given two design ideas. After selecting the one that most...

Event Foundations Logo

Event Foundations Logo

The client for this project sought a color scheme and logo design that was both professional and quirky. After exploring three design themes (below), the final logo brings in elements of groups with individual characters. The fonts mix structural and personal.

Afer Group

Afer Group

A new company sought a logo that represented their business, which imports goods from West Africa. The logo design incorporates an African symbol of unity and human rights. The final solution includes a graphic that can be used independently.

Art party invitations

Art party invitations

The birthday girl wanted an art themed party, so these "paint swatches" were printed in three cards and delivered as custom invitations for the event!

Browne’s Ferry community branding

Browne’s Ferry community branding

Nestled in northern Charlotte, Browne's Ferry community boasts its mature trees lining city streets. When developing a branding package for the community, incorporating this focal point was important. This branding is now used in community signage, print and email...

Dionne Cherese Boutique

Dionne Cherese Boutique

Dionne sought a classy, feminine brand for her new jewelry design business. After looking over three design prototypes (shown below), Dionne pursued a clean, simple logo in bold colors.

Personal Poster Project

Personal Poster Project

Arrie approached me about designing a poster for her significant other Jeff, a poster with a fictional account of their different life histories, all of which result in their finding each other. Sounds pretty cool. The poster (which was printed 12" wide and 36" tall),...

Malia Laine Logo

Malia Laine Logo

Wine accessory boutique owner Julia sought branding for her new business that embodied her personality and flair. The resulting brand included feminine lines, the hint of a wine glass and bold lime green. Earlier branding prototypes relied on the lime green with a...

Union Grove General Store Event Flyer

Union Grove General Store Event Flyer

Union Grove General Store was selected by Case XX Knives as a tour stop for its 2013 Artisans Tour. The owner wanted to promote the event in the local community. This design was developed for the flyers, and a similar design will be used on event T-shirts.

Lockers Unlimited Product Direct Mailer

Lockers Unlimited Product Direct Mailer

Lockers Unlimited, based in Charlotte, NC, expanded its product catalog to include metal bleachers and benches and wanted to promote the addition with a mailer. Rather than use the factory-designed mailer, we collaborated to design a cleaner, more modern tri-fold...

Country Store Magazine Ad

Country Store Magazine Ad

Union Grove General Store unveiled its revamped brand through its website launch and now with its updated Ruritan Spring Fest book. The new look builds off the vintage appeal of country stores, while highlighting the specific brands and products that bring folks to...

Union Grove General Store logo

Union Grove General Store logo

Union Grove General Store wanted a historic looking logo to use on T-shirts and marketing campaigns. The idea was to have the 19th-century text with an sketched-look version of the storefront in the middle.

Carmel Presbyterian Weekday School

Carmel Presbyterian Weekday School

Carmel Presbyterian Church in Charlotte needed marketing assistance to build their Weekday School attendance. As part of an overall marketing campaign, I developed the school's first true branding and logo. Other campaign projects include the Weekday School's first...

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