My sister started a new job recently, walking dogs. She wanted some help to get the word out to try and get some new clients. So she gave me creative freedom to build her a flyer and business cards. She’s living in California, so I wanted it to have bright, summery colors. I chose a vintage style because it seems to be popular in brands having to do with surfing and beach wear and I thought it would appeal to people living near the beach in California. I created the illustration with my sister in mind. It represents the kind of person she is because she’s girly and she enjoys fashion.
The creation of the illustration started with pen and paper and some visual references I pulled up from my inspiration resources. I scanned the sketch in and outlined it in illustrator. Then I brought it over to photoshop where I used my tablet to color it in. And lastly, I assembled the whole thing in indesign, where I formatted the text and added everything else.
This is the kind of thing I do on a daily basis at the newspaper I work for. The sales reps usually just supply the copy (or the information) and I design the ad. There are some big differences though. For one, I usually have to use clip art from some not so good stock photo sites and I don’t get to spend as much time as I would like putting them together. It’s nice to be able to create something like this, that uses my own artwork and it always helps when I can start something and come back to it later.
I really want my sister to succeed at everything she does and I know how important appearances can be when it comes to advertising yourself and your business. So I am glad I can help her make a good first impression and hopefully get some new clients.
This is a preview of a PDF portfolio that I made for my sister’s job hunt. The buttons are interactive so potential employers can click through each page and view it as a slideshow.
This was intended to be a web portfolio at one point but was decided that it might be more practical and less expensive to have her portfolio in PDF form.
Click this link to view the portfolio >>> Krissy Hastings – Cake Portfolio
(Sometimes you have to click this link a second time for it to work)
I wish the best for my sister as she tries to find a job. I hope she finds somewhere that will appreciate her dedication and talent.
I was just fooling around trying to come up with some t-shirt designs and my fiance came home from work. He decided he wanted to help me by drawing one too. His is on the bottom right, if you couldn’t tell. 🙂
I took a picture because I wanted to capture his joy and pride in drawing the t-shirt. He’s adorable.
This is a design that I did last year for an android application. My fiance and I collaborated on it as a way to ease into application development. It was fun but challenging too. Since then we have been doing more web development but we would love to find the time to do more applications as well.
You can visit CLKT Inc. to try out a demo of the application. I am working on a redesign of the website that focuses more on web design and wordpress themes.
My design portfolio is finally completed. My fiance did the coding, he’s brilliant.
The website is progressing now. I did a window for the slideshow images with a side by side comparison of what it will look like with and without the window open.
I like the rounded edges and the thick white border, it reminds me of cake! yummy.
So far, she loves it! And that’s enough for me 🙂