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It’s finally here! Now no one can get mad at me for dancing around the house to the Amy Grant Christmas album…. (we all have our guilty pleasures!) I’m a real sucker for this time of year. Christmas trees all over, sparkling lights, people baking treats and wanting me to eat them… What could be better than that??
In respect to decorating the house for Christmas, I had to decorate my computer too. Afterall, it is the thing I spend the most time with on a daily basis. I hand lettered this “Merry Christmas” and placed the words “SPREAD LOVE” on the bottom. Just to remind us all about what’s really important this season
Also, I’m fully aware that this hand-lettering trend maaay be a bit overdone. I mean, take a look at Pinterest and you’ll see enough to last you for awhile. But let’s be real- it’s SO pretty! I think that as we spend our days on the computer our eyes are drawn to things that remind us that we are humans and we can create with our hands. We crave it. And as much as I tried to avoid it this little trend, I could no longer stop myself. It’s too fun. And this blog is the space where I can do what I want and have fun with it, right?? So here it is friends, from my blog to your desktop- a little Christmas hand-lettered cheer.
I hope you download it and enjoy! Pick out what size works best for your computer OR your mobile device. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays friends!!
I just recently had the pleasure of creating this catalog for the amazing Naftul. She is an indie fashion designer with clothing that is literally what I would dream up if I could imagine the perfect wardrobe for myself. It’s fashionable, wearable and comfortable. I’m ALL for being comfy. And looking cute while feeling good? Yes please. Here is what Nataly (nickname Naftul) says about her clothing:
“All of the clothes I design are clothes that I would like to wear. So before I begin to sketch, I start with the fabric. I tend to stick with comfortable and airy textiles. I test out samples of the fabric in order know how to work with them and only then am I able to really get inspired. I start out by sketching the basic look of my design and then begin to work on the pattern. Once I have made my first complete concept design, I can begin to duplicate the garment and then sell it.”
She was a dream to work for- the whole process really felt effortless. It didn’t hurt that I could stare at these beautiful clothes all day- which made the entire process fun for me.
Check out the entire catalog on Issuu here.
Happy Friday friends!
I’ve been so loving Fall these past couple weeks. Even though it doesn’t get very chilly yet here in SoCal, there is a shift in the air that you can feel. The skies are bluer, the wind is fresh, and the sun rests in a different place in the sky. So although it’s not cold, I can still feel that Fall is in the air. This is the inspiration for this new desktop download I have for you guys today. “Fall Feel”. It feels like fall outside and I wanted to bring it inside. Thought you all may want to as well!
You can download the files for your desktop, iPad or iPhone below.
Enjoy your weekend!!
Hey guys!! So Summer is really over- (even though it’s still in the 90′s) And I’ve decided to come back to blogging on a regular basis. My goal is to be blogging here once a week- no promises that it will always happen, but I’m going to try!
Life lately has been good busy. The kind of busy that inspires you, not burns you out. (Let’s hope it stays that way!!) I thought I would share with you a couple things that have been happening lately.
1 // I got some awesome creatives to share with me in my new work space! Woo Hooo! I feel so blessed and really think that God has His good hand over this one. Can’t wait to be spending my days with real life human interaction.
2 // A project I had the honor of doing branding and packaging design for has finally launched! It’s called Cafe Pour Deux and being the coffee lover I am it’s really right up my alley. It’s a coffee brand created especially for pregnant and nursing mothers. Here’s the thing- a lot of times doctor’s tell pregnant and nursing patients to drink decaf coffee- but what they don’t understand is that decaf is created by using a ton of unhealthy chemicals that are really not good to be feeding your little one- it would really just be safer to drink regular! So Cafe Pour Deux is created as an alternative to the chemically induced decaf. It’s completely organic, made with no chemicals, and has amazing taste. Pretty cool, right? It’s really awesome even if you’re not a mom- it’s just plain good organic coffee. I truly believe in this product – and it’s been awesome to work on. Head over to their Facebook page and follow them on Twitter, or better yet, buy a bag of coffee! Cause they’re really great.
3 // I’m writing this post from my hotel room in Dallas, Texas. I’m at the Circles Conference this weekend! This is an inspiring conference for creatives in the design field. There are amazing speakers like Lotta Niemien, Carlos Whittaker, and my friend Megan Gilger. It’s always great to get out of LA, and experience new people and places. One of my favorite quotes today was from Carlos, who said that “the more moments we create, the more moments we receive”. His whole talk was about living a life that you design, instead of letting your life design you. Honestly it just inspired me to live life to the fullest. Getting out and making the decision to come to this conference was creating a moment for me, and in turn, I’m receiving so many amazing ones. After Dallas I’m headed to Alabama to see a dear friend of mine, and after that I’m headed to Palm Springs for DesignerVaca! It’s a busy 2 weeks of travel but I wouldn’t trade it for anything.…
Wowza- it’s been a long while hasn’t it?? I haven’t posted once all summer and to be perfectly honest- it’s been amazing. Being away from this blog has made me realized how much pressure I was putting on myself to get blog posts up. Not only that- but I came to realize how stressed and nervous I was about what people would think of each of my posts. Which is really not cool. It caused me to lose touch of that creativity and spark I love so much about what I do. These things were really brought to my attention after stepping away- which is one reason I’m so glad I did. I feel as if I’ve gained new perspective.
I know I’m never going to be a professional blogger- I just don’t have that desire or determination to make that happen. But I do love connecting with you readers and am so thankful for the relationships I’ve been able to find through blogging alone. It’s really awesome! And I have missed you guys! So I’m just going to bask in that for a bit- focus on the good parts of blogging, and not feel stressed about it. There’s enough of that in everyday life- right??
So if you’re reading this- thanks so much for sticking with me. I have some cool news- during this time I’ve taken off from blogging I’ve FINALLY created a new portfolio site! It’s seriously been over a year since I’ve had a proper one. How does that happen?? This process has helped me have a bit more mercy for my indecisive clients… It’s hard to decide on a look to go with and stick with! I probably came up with 3-4 different concepts over the course of this year and thrown all of them out. Don’t follow my example- because when it comes down to it- done is better than perfect, and I really wanted (& needed) to have this thing done!!
So check it out friends! The new portfolio site of Waterfall Creative! —> waterfall-creative.com
I hope you all enjoy skimming through it. It’s funny how I felt as if I didn’t know what my style was- or if I even had one until I looked at my work all together. I definitely have a style that inherently comes out of me. We all do. Isn’t that weird? But so cool! I’m sure it will continue to evolve through the years.
I have tons more to catch you guys up on from the summer- but this was the main thing I wanted to share. That being said- I can’t say that I’m back to blogging consistently- cause I really don’t think I am. But I can say that I will try to be more active on here. So check back, ok?
Today, some graphics I worked on for a styled shoot were featured on Green Wedding Shoes! It’s so fun doing graphics and seeing them come to life through beautiful styling and amazing design of a space. This gorgeous shoot was photographed by One Love Photography and styled, designed and created by Christine at Simply Modern Weddings. They wanted a fun California Vibe paired with rustic vintage. And they totally pulled it off- everything came together so beautifully! The cool thing about styled shoots to me is seeing all of these talents come together to create something amazing. It’s inspiring to see what happens when creative, hard working people collaborate!
How fun would it be to have a summer cocktail or dinner party inspired by this shoot? Outdoors, with friends, enjoying the warm weather? Ah, I’m already there in my mind… You can see the feature and more photos on Green Wedding Shoes here. Happy Thursday friends!
Here is the list of contributors to the shoot!
planning, design + styling: Simply Modern Weddings // photography: onelove Photography // floral design: Krista Jon // rentals: Archive Rentals // tabletop: Archive Rentals + West Elm // table: Signature Party Rentals // desserts: Sweet and Saucy Shop // hair + makeup: 10.11 makeup // paper goods: Joanna Waterfall // bridal gown: BHLDN // groom suit:Banana Republic // groom’s bowtie: The Belle & Beau
I’ve been meaning to post about this for a while, but one of my favorite recent projects that recently wrapped up to work on was the branding of Wink! Weddings coordination and design.
The client wanted something fun & a bit cheeky. They also really wanted to play up the exclamation point in their name. I started by narrowing down my extremely disorganized “brainstorming board” to three logos.
From there we narrowed it down, revised and played with it, turned it sideways, and boom bang bing- the final logo emerged! We brought the look of the logo onto the website. When a client is down for anything and ready to be creative- it pumps me up! I’m always down for new ideas and taking risks. So we made a sideways menu bar with a black and white striped footer. Infinet Design developed the site and did an amazing job. I couldn’t be happier with the result. You can check it out on the web here.
Good branding will get you far friends- with so many websites out there, people will choose your business based upon their connection to your visuals. So invest in branding- it’s SO worth it!
And for the ladies out there planning a wedding- check out Wink! They offer amazing services that are so needed on your wedding day. I had no idea how much I needed a coordinator for my wedding until we were in the middle of the process. And with Wink’s creative spirit and amazing experience- they would be a great choice. It’s so important and so worth every penny!
Happy Wednesday friends!
photo by Melissa Klausman…
These past 2 weeks I had the awesome opportunity of working alongside Promise Tangeman (who is just one of the coolest ladies on the planet) and Melissa Kilner to create a full rebrand for Melissa Kilner Photography.
Melissa is one of three photographers who are working with the amazing Jasmine Star in a program called “ReSTARt” where they essentially “restart” (how appropriate!) their photography business. Jasmine goes through every nook and cranny of their business. Everything from how they respond to emails, to how they interact with their models, to the way their brand looks. That’s where I came in! I got to work an intense week and a half on creating this thing from the ground up. We got Melissa a new logo, color palette, and a brand spankin new website that launched officially today! You can check it out here.
Today is the last of the three sessions of ReSTARt. You can watch the broadcast live starting at 9am PST today.(Wednesday March 6th) If you have a photog business, it’s a must see! But really if you have any sort of business at all there’s some great info covered. Promise will be on today at 11am PST releasing the websites. If you’d like to join in and watch- you can watch it for free live here —> creativelive.com
Thanks so much Melissa and Promise for being so amazing to work with!! Can’t wait to watch you girls do your thaaang today!…
Good morning friends! I hope there are some mommy-to-be readers out there because we have a really awesome giveaway from Hi Peanut Photography happening for you today!
But first, I want to share a bit of an insider look into the branding that I did for them recently. It started off with a moodboard… Brienne (the owner of Hi Peanut) wanted something sophisticated and modern. Anything to keep her away from the scary maternity photos people think of so often when hearing “maternity” photos. So I came up with a soft color palette, with a bit of pop, as it is for children.
I really wanted to get that soft look, so I went outside the computer and created some watercolor splotches for the logo.
After a few rounds of revisions, we finalized the logo.
We then created the website!
So here comes the fun part! Hi Peanut is giving away a free maternity session to one lucky mommy to be! It’s pretty awesome because not only does it include a free photo session- it also includes hair and makeup. Pretty awesome, right??
Here’s how to enter:
Leave a comment on this post, go to the facebook page and click the “like” button. Plus tweet or facebook the link (use this shortlink: http://bit.ly/13WY3n7) to this post telling your other mommy friends about the giveaway. Like I mentioned before, the winner gets a free maternity session, including professional hair and makeup. Travel is included within 50 miles of Santa Clarita, California.
We will announce the winner on Wednesday March 6th!! Stay tuned!
So get on it!! And send this post to your pregnant friends! Yay!…
I did these illustrations for a client a while back and posted them on Dribbble. I went through Dribbble for the first time in awhile today and was reminded of how awesome it is. I’m really bad at remembering to post work while I’m designing. But it’s a great resource for designers.
It’s a great place to gather inspiration as well as get feedback from other designers on work in progress. I’ve yet to utilize it to it’s full potential, but it’s something I plan to do more of this year. If anyone wants an invite to join I have a few to give out. Put a link to your portfolio in the comments and I can check it out!
Happy Thursday friends!…