Love Food Central is a café serving vegan & gluten-free comfort food located on Central Ave in St. Petersburg, FL. Love Food Central needed to refresh their current chalk menu boards and commissioned me to hand letter 3 menu boards. The menu has a total number of 28 items, which includes their drinks, homemade desserts and main dishes. The boards were hand-lettered using chalk and chalk markers. Using white over the black background for natural chalk look and good contrast. Additional colors were used to fit with the brand system.
The Kimono Cart needed a new logo to represent their business. Alicia Gagel, founder of The Kimono Cart and I collaborated to bring her idea to life. My goal with the design was to make brand look special and natural with a focus on uniqueness and hand drawn, vintage and bohemian characteristics. The Kimono Cart is committed to create naturally made products, therefore a hand crafted identity and style was appropriate.
The logo design was hand-drawn, digitized and later painted by hand using One Shot lettering enamel on two wood panels that measure 35" by 25". The panels are going to be used to build the cart that Alicia will be taking to indie and makers markets to showcase and sell her hand made Kimonos.
Check out the pictures of the logo design and sign painting process!
I had the pleasure of creating this hand lettering chalk mural installation for The Body Electric Yoga Company – A local yoga studio in the city of St. Petersburg, FL. The installation was created with hand lettering using colored chalk. Check out the pictures of the process, final design and the story behind the work.
In this tutorial, I walk you through the steps for creating stunning images by mixing hand lettering, textures and photography. You'll learn how to digitize you hand lettering sketches using photoshop and techniques to add handmade textures to your work. I show you how to incorporate photography in your design and create images to share with your followers on Instagram. I’m excited to share with you how to create this effect and how you can apply it to your next client project.
St. Pete is a city built by artists, makers and doers – a community full of talented people who work, take risks and dedicate their lives to finding happiness through creativity. It’s a city we’re all proud to call our home. And since we’re born to express our creative sides, I designed the “Capture St. Pete” t-shirt to celebrate our passion for photography.
In this tutorial we will go through the process of creating a hand lettering digital print. We will start with a concept and learn how to illustrate your design, digitize, and print. Along the way you will learn lettering tips and principles that will help you grow and make your skills stronger. This tutorial is for beginners and experienced artists alike who want to dive deeper into the art of hand lettering and commercial art.
Often times in a year we set new goals, we sit down and write our wishes and dreams. We focus on change and becoming a better self. We trust ourselves and embrace the possibility to live our wildest dream by setting intentions that carry us forward.
Intentions helps us focus and take action on what is important, moving us closer to the goals we desire to accomplish.
Setting a daily reminder to set an intention to live by have made me a happier person. It has helped me approach life and work from a place of revealing my potential by taking on projects that align with my personal visions. I've released this wallpaper to remind you about setting intentions and help you achieve your wildest dreams and bloom!
Growing your local audience can bring many benefits as freelancer and artist. And doing things with love and a feeling of hand-crafted-ness can get you noticed and—hopefully—shared.
Although there’s never a clear-cut path to connectivity, here’s how I created a custom print for Louisville, which helped me grow my local audience and, ultimately, made a product locals want to buy.