// Return to my portfolio website //

Archive for the ‘design’ Category

Coming soon… greeting cards!

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Coming soon… greeting cards with images of my artwork on it! I’m conducting a survey to get some ideas and input on how to make them. Please click here to participate in the survey! I’ve heard it takes three to five minutes to complete.

Arizmendi Mural

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Today I had the pleasure of painting a mural for Arizmendi, an amazing bakery in San Francisco’s Mission district. They are a worker-owned cooperative and make some of the most delicious breads, pastries and cookies I’ve ever had. (And I’ve lived in France!) They wanted their mission statement on the wall in English and Spanish, as well as some graphics that related to it, which is about making quality and affordable food as a co-op while supporting their community and the environment. They wanted the mural to look classic with flourishes, and have a hand-done look.

It was a blast to be in the bakery today, since the staff was gearing up for the holidays with all sorts of gingerbread cookies, shortbread lavender star cookies, and even shortbread dreidels. It felt a little like how I’d image santa’s workshop to be. It was great to be part of their team for the day. I felt like they had created a positive work environment, with people who cared about what they were making, respected eachother, and were having fun doing it!

Be sure to stop by Arizmendi to check out the mural and have some delicious goodies. They’re open weekdays (except Tuesday) from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and weekends from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Friday, April 29th, 2011

One of my classes this semester is having a group show this weekend. All of the works in the show are inspired by various science topics. I designed the poster for the show:

Hello, old friend

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

I recently returned from a road trip to Whitefish, Montana to visit my friend Katie. For the past few years, Katie has been building a sled dog kennel. She ran a team of dogs this past winter in the Yukon Quest, which is a 1,000-mile sled dog race from Alaska to Canada.

I was delighted to see a stack of business cards that I had designed for the kennel last summer stashed in her car consol. When I worked with her to design the logo and business cards, it was fun for me to learn about her project, which is so different from anything I’ve ever attempted.

Also, as a designer working with others, you never know where your work is going to end up and who will see it. It’s like planting seeds and not knowing what will grow from them. Since most of the design work that I have done so far has been for my graphic design school, I haven’t seen many of my creations circulate, so it was exciting to see them in action.

Katie is now closing the kennel and selling her sled dogs to move on to new adventures, so the business cards are no longer active. However, she said that she gave out about 95 of the 100 that she had printed to sponsors and fans; I was glad to have been a part of it.