Wednesday, February 27, 2013

New Launch of Personalized Graphics at Fashioncraft!

Okay. So, yeah. I'll admit it. I've been contemplating how to write in this blog... mainly because I have tons of things I wanted to add from the last two or three years. And, like most people, the intention to update your blog...and actually DOING it are two different things. Plus, there is about 1000 projects I would love to share and CAN'T which is equally as frustrating. Don't kill me..but you'll probably see a few backdated entries eventually... with my wedding, house stuff, and freelance work. That being said...

Today is {Wedding} Wednesday!

So, in honor of the middle of the week... I figured I would spread the *LOVE* for Fashioncraft's New 2013 Personalized Graphic Designs. These are featured on our sticker and glass items. One of the main themes in this grouping of new designs, is something I am so proud to have the honor to debut... Same-sex Marriage designs! Check this out:

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Get Ready....

...for a new update. Soon. We're moving into a new office (not to mention a new house) and things have been utter chaos. More to come, promise.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

It's worth the wait...

Well, I think so anyways. The gift industry is so much different than anywhere else...the turn around between concept and completion is so quick in comparison to other products. I have to say I love it! There is nothing cooler than seeing something you worked on available for the public to purchase. Plus, there are so many different themes that every day is something different. 

For instance, there are new Personalized typed products like this one:
The Brush/Mirror Combo. Very cute, and very useful! I LOVE favors like this one! Plus, there are well over 225 designs to choose from for the stickers that add a touch of whimsy. 

On to a line of favors for the more eco-conscious consumer:

These are two of the four Natural Selections items I worked on. I thought the boxes came out great to showcase the beauty of the bamboo.

There really are SO many more to see, I'll of course try my hardest to produce another journal entry sooner than later-- but in case you get antsy, check out my Flickr for more product.

Hope all is well.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Favors and Tees...Favors and Tees!

Hey there!

I know I've been lagging in the update department, so I felt like it was time to let you in to what was recently... major toy projects aside, I've been working on some awesome packaging/product with Fashioncraft... most of which has been sent to the photographer to be put up on their website. 

Here's one of the lines I worked on (with the help of Debbie, the graphic artist which started Fashioncraft's art department.) The pieces I worked on exclusively are soon to come. 
Fashioncraft Luggage Tag (Castle)Fashioncraft Luggage Tag (Butterfly)Fashioncraft Luggage Tag (Cross)Fashioncraft Luggage Tag (Heart)
These are Luggage Tags...perfect for a destination wedding :)

Another really cool opportunity which I feel very grateful to be apart of--
The Always New Depths Forum's Official Merch!

Here's some backstory:
As I've mentioned in a couple of previous entries, I'm a huge fan of Bloc Party's music. I "discovered" their work a few years back while searching for information on the band Pretty Girls Make Graves (one of PGMG's members remixed Bloc's song "Positive Tension") and I've been hooked ever since. Growing up in the shadow of one of the biggest cities of the world, and having the opportunity to work and study in Manhattan, I could relate to their need to make sense of a modern world. They also put on one hell of a live show.

Anyways, being of the digital generation, the boys of Bloc understand the need for a fan-base to connect with each other, and through their "Marshalls" site (similar to a Myspace for Bloc fans) and the "Always New Depths" forums I've met some of the coolest people. At one of their many concerts I attended, I realized that other forum members were there...but I wasn't about to ask around "Hey... are you so and so?"
That's when I got the idea... we should have official AND merchandise! Tee shirts that other members can spot. It makes conversations a lot less awkward. 

After a few months of planning, we got the go ahead from someone in Bloc Party's camp to use their band name and lyrics on shirts! As a product designer I completely understand the legality involved with use of someone else's intellectual property. One of their inside people, who goes by the name "littletrouble" on the forum was cool enough to clear everything with the licensing people. Originally, before littletrouble got back to us, we did a contest with just the letters A-N-D and we started the web store. Check it out here

To keep the other members involved, we're having a contest... having people submit a tee shirt design each and we're going to have a vote. I'll keep you updated on the winners. 
In the meantime, here's the original design I posted to the site all those months back. We can't print on the sleeve, but I still love the concept. 
Original Design for the AND merch

Check out if you want to try your hand at the merch contest too! :D

Well, enjoy the sunshine (for now!)
See you on the flipside,

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Wedding Stuff! Wedding Stuff!

Things are brewin' here at SortaStarlette!

There are some really awesome products coming out Fashioncraft that I've been working on. I can't wait to show you...

In the Meantime, check out some of the graphic designs I worked on in the Personalization department. 

Check this out! Click on:
Click on Colors & Designs
Scroll down past the American Flag-- and I've worked on those designs!

More to come really soon, promise.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Sorta Fashionable...

Hey! So I've uploaded a new flickr set--HERE-- It's some tee shirts and other fashions I've created. Enjoy! If you find yourself bored this thursday night, check out my friend AmyK's art show in Williamsburg Brooklyn! She's awesome...and so is her artwork!