Archive for the ‘Design’ Category
Life has a fantastic way of taking you down some very interesting roads. Since my last blog post so much has happened. Fair warning, if you aren’t into reading, this one isn’t for you.
This year has been so wonderful yet it has thrown me so many curve balls. The best part by far was I marrying the love of my life, Jason. I’ve never been more sure of anything when I chose to marry him. But, with getting married, moving into a house, and changes for Paper Cut, this year has really been a whirlwind.
In late July I decided to step away from Studio 404 Weddings. Having a studio location was a great milestone for me, but once I moved into our new home, I knew I could have a great home office & clear up some overhead. Then, came the game changer.
I accepted a new position as the new Art Director for OC FAMILY magazine. My minor obsession with magazines started at a young age & I couldn’t have been more excited to a new challenge. OC Family is a fun magazine & I am super excited to be working on leading the brand to a more modern look. You might have noticed I have been pinning more moms, babies & kids on Pinterest. Understanding a brand is the first step in helping give it a fresh look.
What does this mean for Paper Cut Industries? I’ve decided I will only be taking on a few projects at a time. I’m really looking forward to the some exciting projects ahead! But please contact me for availability.
Please check out the latest issue of OC FAMILY featuring my debut cover shoot where I directed the shots with Kajsa James who founded the Maddie James Foundation. I worked on with the amazing photographer Challenge Roddie who captured the drama in the ocean juxtaposed with the beautiful Kajsa in the foreground. Amazing shot.
I am super exited about this journey & I can’t wait to share the December issue with you. We will be featuring lots of work by Lyndsey of Jack & Lola Photography. Stay tuned!
I am super excited to share this new workshop that I will be offering. I often hear people feeling discouraged because they want their blog to look better than it does. They want to add fun graphics & just really give it some personality. I noticed that some blogs really lack the brand of who the blog belongs to. Don’t you wish you knew how to do THAT!?
I am going to be offering 2-day workshops teaching design for blogging. Yup! It’s going to be Adobe Illustrator focused & will touch on Adobe Photoshop as well for some retouching tips & for creating fun animated GIFs (or photos that move!).
- The first workshop will be a 2-day class to be held on Saturday & Sunday, from 9AM-5PM in our adorable studio (in the picture above!) in Long Beach, California on July 28th + July 29th, 2012.
- Classes will be intimate with no more than 20 students.
- On the second day we will be teaming up with Ala Cortez of Love Ala Photography to be taking some fun head shots & learning basic retouching so you can actually use it on your blog!
- With the skills you learn in Illustrator we will then dive into designing mood boards, textures, text, layering & so much more!
- Each workshop will cost $750, but if you book your class before July 12th (my b-day!) we will offer a discounted price of $550.
The whole weekend will be fun, promise! You will be taking away a bag of goodies & some fresh skills to add your own flair to your blog. The workshop will start with the importance of branding. Yup, it’s that important! We will discuss aspects of a successful blog & social media.
FIRST: I want to know what you specifically would want to learn? I can think of a million things to share & teach but if you have something in mind, let me know!
SECOND: If you are interested in being a sponsor we would love to hear from you. Again, each class will not be more than 20 students. Food, desserts, jewelry, studio space, stickers, flowers, all sorts of goodies! If you think you could be a good match, contact me at email@example.com & we can discuss the collaboration.
THIRD: Have laptop, will travel. Yes ma’am! If you are interested in having us come to your city, shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org & we can set up a FLOCK workshop in your town!
Great, so if you are interested in attending the first workshop to be held in Long Beach, California you can purchase your ticket here. Click on the July 2012 option to purchase.
We can’t wait to share all this design goodness with you. Send us an email with any questions at email@example.com & we will start the list for our first class. Remember its first come first serve & we cap out at 20 students. Then, we might consider doing a second session. I can’t wait to hear from you! -xx
We’re so thrilled to announce that we’ve also added our 2011 Holiday Cards to our Boutique! The holidays are just around the corner & these holiday cards are the perfect little gems to send out. These cards are a great way to let your friends & family know you’re thinking of them during the holiday season & sending them many well wishes for the new year. For this holiday season we’ve created Hollywood Regency inspired holiday cards – in 10 different gorgeous designs:
Originally inspired by interior design & rich Hollywood glamour with a touch of maximalist style, these cards are uniquely detailed with each of those aspects & we just love them. We just know you & your holiday card recipients will, too. So what are you waiting for? Check out all the fabulous designs here!