Friday, January 2, 2015

2014 - A very busy year!

I have had quite an exciting first (+) year at Fred Hutch, designing invitations for Hutch Award Luncheon, Premier Chefs Dinner, 2014 Hutch Holiday Gala (that was intense), our rebranding and all that encompasses that process. Keeping Fred Hutch fresh on Pinterest, my favorite board, Science is Art. Here is just a little round up of the larger projects, I am forgetting a few things.

I have to say, I can't hold a candle to my predecessor, Barbara. I admire her work sooo much. Her work is elegant and simple, where I am loud and sometimes disjointed. She just had the chops for this, and I am learning everyday. I think about her at the beginning of each project and hope I can catch up to her talent for this kind of work.

Hutch Award Luncheon. My first day at Fred Hutch assignment. Learned a lot! My art will never be seen on such a large scale. ;)





Premier Chefs Dinner

Got to delve into embossing to make the stitching have a little relief. And also made some die-cut wine glass tags. It was all good!





2014 Hutch Holiday Gala.

This is our big holiday event so the invitation should be spectacular. No pressure there! My co-worker and I brainstormed our brains out ;) and everyone decided on a lasercut invitation. Thankfully I found Avis of Avie Designs, who did an incredible job AND it fit into our budget. We also used silver foil AND embossing ... it all was over-the-top, really beautiful and within budget.


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Our new look! Fred Hutch - Cures Start Here.


I also had a vision driving to work one day of doing an holographic foil, embossed blank card of our beautiful "vessel" sculpture. I could not believe when it was approved, but we took out the embossing option to save money. Honestly, I never, ever thought I would even think of having something made with a holographic foil. ;0 I am more a "rock and moss" kind of girl. After months of looking for the perfect foil, and a vender, we were off.


One weekend I made some "cell-fies" ;) for an event on the campus. Here are a couple.



Did some fun work for our quarterly magazine, Quest.







We did many hours of brainstorming for Project Violet's trip to SxSW Festival in Austin. Lots of moo cards, and hip t-shirt design ideas. That was fun, stressful, we were really under the gun for time. My co-worker, Kim, put together a beautiful presentation for them to take around to events.


When our team went to Chicago for ONA, we jumped into action creating lots of handouts, posters, sign systems for our booth for the rebrand. It was really beautiful and a true team effort.



Sunday, July 7, 2013

Robin Layton's dream comes true

I remember when Robin posed the question to me last year ... "do you want to drive across the United States with me?" ... and a month, 9,000 miles, she had shot a book. 

I had no doubt that Robin would find a publisher, and she did ... powerHouse

Her book 'hoop: the american dream™' is available for preorder now on Amazon and Barnes&Noble, the website is up and running. She has started her blog about the adventure. It is a dream come true.

I look at each photo today and it feels like we just standing there shooting it! 

We talked about the website, the art, the fine art, the book, the publisher, the blog ... all of it for a year. Worked toward a goal, and now it is a reality. 



Sunday, April 7, 2013

Illustrations are us

Feels a little weird to be a one-man art department. I was very, very busy last week ... dashing out 3 illustrations, 2 A&E covers and lots of maps.

Lucky for me, I just did this character in the Skillshare class, so revised and when forth. 


Had to change size at the last minute, and added a Tissue box. ;)



Below, was rejected so I did another idea. Not really happy with either.



Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Everett Herald

I have a couple of busy weeks at my new part-time gig at the Everett Herald.

Patsy Cline A&E cover. Fun times.