Tuesday, December 31, 2013

NYE 2014

More girls = VIP access, amiright?

Right? Happy New Year's Eve! My best friend and boyfriend are heading down to San Diego in a quick minute for the Hard Rock Hotel event downtown. Woo! It's going to be the first time I've ever done something big for New Year's, and I'm super stoked. Not sure if I'm more excited for the event or for the fact that we don't have to get a cab or drive back to our hotel after... buuttt my boyfriend might have to help carry me if my feet are dead after dancing! Hope everyone has a SAFE and fun night!

Monday, December 30, 2013

Christmas Cookbook

So for Christmas I got a few things for my boyfriend: new shoes, funky socks, a mug that looks like a camera lens... and I also made him a little cookbook! He plans on moving out on his own for the first time in a couple months, and he doesn't know the first thing about cooking. So I gave him some basic tips on how to prepare foods, clean his kitchen, and some easy little recipes. He loved it, especially cause I did all the drawings myself! :)

It was only like 20 pages but I worked for a good month on it. I put it together and printed it with Blurb, which was very simple and professional and I highly recommend it. They even let others see a preview of the book! Here it is in case you are interested: http://www.blurb.com/books/4944088-cooking-basics 
Here are some of the little drawings I did to go along with the book:

Intro: This is a Kitchen
Starches (Breads, pasta, rice, and potatoes)

Spices, Herbs, Wet and Dry Goods
I gave him lists of alll the basics, from flour to dill weed (we're Polish and use that on everything)

Cookware and cleaning supplies

Friday, December 20, 2013

Polish Center Logo

Working on a new website for the Polish Center in LA. Updated the logo from something I made years ago (cringe) when I had no Illustrator experience to something a bit more modern. The graphic design thing isn't really what I think I am good at, but I need to work on it more to integrate it into my motion graphics work. 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

New Business Cards

I never posted these! I designed these about a month ago to print and pass out in time for the CTN Animation Expo this year. I like the way they turned out, and think the rounded edges add a nice professional look. My cards match my business card holder that my best friends got specially made for me for my birthday last year. I feel all legit and stuff now. My last business cards were glossy and cheap-looking, with 12 pt font haha. I made them 3 or 4 years ago when I didn't know what I was doing. Hope you like them!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Bury My Heart

Type doodle inspired by one of my favorite Mumford and Sons songs, called "Ghosts That We Knew" :) The line goes "Hold me still / Bury my heart on the cold / Hold me still / Bury my heart next to yours" I find it very sweet and touching. Felt the need to make one of those trendy text things, except I'm not one for typography haha. Still turned out decently enough I think.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Hat Sick

I'm sick. Got some kind of cold. Wore a hat all day even though I live in Los Angeles and the temperature was pretty warm considering its December. Time to take some Dimetapp and head to bed.