Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Twisted Romance Records

I am thrilled to present the business card designed by Take Root Creative for Twisted Romance Records!

Wicked Words

Back in March I entered a contest to submit a book cover design for a compilation of work from The Writers' Circle of Durham Region. Although my design wasn't chosen for the cover, I received an honourable mention from the judge, David Schembri, who said "This cover has a contemporary styling. It is dark and brooding yet sophisticated. Nice choice of expressive fonts". 
I am honoured to receive such praise from an established graphic designer - Thanks David!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Coriander Girl

I first read about Alison Westlake and her botanical/vintage shop in the May issue of House and Home Magazine. Her story is great - she left her previous career with $50 in the bank to pursue this dream - and the product is eclectic. If you're in Toronto, check out her store at 1537 Queen West or her website here.
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New Advertisement Design

Here is a screenshot from an advertisement I designed for my Dad who is a newly registered real estate agent in Uxbridge. The ad runs in Powerpoint which won't play online, so you'll just have to imagine each of the elements you see fading in and then the final screenshot last!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Shabby Lane Interiors

For our first post, we will be featuring Shabby Lane Interiors. By refurbishing existing pieces of furniture, Lisa Finch brings new life to her fabulous finds. Her new store, located at 80 Brock St. West in Uxbridge, features adorable (a little girl's bedroom) and chic (vintage fireplace mantel) vignettes.

Visit her website and see the rest of the photos here!


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