Great Lakes Artworks is new a gallery in Old Town, Lansing. They held a contest for a new logo and we won! The result is a continuing relationship with the gallery and their designs – from logo to website!
Gracie’s Place is a local restaurant that serves amazingly delicious, yet down-to-earth food. Chef James takes fresh, local ingredients and puts a deliciously sophisticated spin on traditional dishes. I wanted to reflect the fresh, clean, and classy vibe of the restaurant in this rackcard design, and incorporated in the harlequin diamond found in the logo to pull it all together.
These business cards were created for the lovely Shay, whose presence is fabulously powerful. If you were to meet her, you would note Shay’s gorgeous tattoos, bad ass attitude and – literally – sparkling eyes. We think these cards perfectly prepare you for Shay Nation domination!
Burgdorf’s Winery wanted to update their look to reflect the high quality tastes of their wines by moving from a “country winery” appearance to a more elegant, modern – but still slightly relaxed – look. To keep things simple and bold, they requested a color combination of black and white with accents of their signature red.
The logo uses Scriptina as a structural base for the font, then I modified the characters to be thicker, straighter, and have less ornamental swirls. This cleans up and bolds the look, makes it more readable, and more relaxed.
For their label, I utilized the shape of a triangle to draw the consumer’s eyes directly to the winery’s logo. Within the black triangle you find the wine variety, where it is made (Michigan), and the other vital information. The logo stands out in the white section with the slogan “A Moment in Wine” playing across the top. Information about the wine and winery are found on the left side of the label, along with website information and a QR code. On the right is the government warning as well as other contact information.
The business card reflects the style of label with the logo balancing at the top of the triangle, and all contact information being within the black space.
This project was SUPER fun! My client requested a very retro theme, but also wanted to embrace the essence of rubber bullets and the “mark” they leave (their slogan is “Leave A Mark”). I embraced a bold, stark font with retro characteristics, and stacked two bullets together for the “B.” To enhance the mark effect, I set the logo on a desaturated, teal, tilted oval. This branding has now been reflected in my designs of the business card, promotional flyers, and their social media & website (works in progress).