Austin is a hip city. The culture is fun and the landscape is unique. So when designing the logo and business cards for Austin First Church, I wanted to incorporate all of those qualitites. We thought that the Austin skyline was the perfect way to represent their city. Here is a look at the final product!
Paige Lute of On the Same Paige is a wedding planner in Lafayette, LA. What a sweet and personable lady she is! I was so blessed to have been chosen to develop the website and branding for her. The mix of floral and water color elements, as well as the color pallet was such a breath of fresh air. I am one who loves to stick with black and white, so this was a walk on the wild side.
Actually, this was my first hand drawn logo. How I wish I would have saved the hundreds of scratch papers I went through to get to the final script.. Maybe not quite at the one hundred mark, but pretty close to it. I feel that after this project, my cursive handwriting had drastically improved. For her business cards, I continued with the watercolor theme, giving her name some definition by laying it on top on a few brush strokes.
Every step was a breeze with this thoughtful and hard working gal. Head on over to On The Same Paige Events and check out what she is up to.
Todays "throw back Thursday" takes us to my very first architectural photography gig. The Vintage Round Top is a lodging spot in the great town of Round Top Texas. This house is an amazing blend of industrial, artistic and re-purposed antique decor. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen and a great living room. It has everything. What you may not know is that they have beautiful peach trees in the back yard. So if the time is right on your stay, you might be able to enjoy some juicy organic peaches straight from the tree. Its a cute little spot in the country, but Houston and Austin are close enough for a day trip while on your stay. In town, there are some great eateries, but the best pie you will feast upon, stop in at Royers Pie Haven!! The Atmosphere is great, but the pie is even better. Maybe after dessert, head over for a Shrimp BLT at the famous Royers Cafe :)
For those of you haven't heard, twice a year Round Top hosts an antiques fair that stretches for miles. Hundreds of tents and booths line the streets selling American and French antiques, thrifty finds, handmade fabrics, and arts of all kinds. If you need it, or just want it, you are bound to find it there for sure. The perks of staying at this lodging spot, is its prime location to all of these shopping venues. Oh, and did I mention that The Vintage actually has their own booth in the Marburger tent? Owners Smoot and Paige Hull travel all over Europe in search of the perfect French antiques for their booth at Marburger Farms. But don't worry, if you miss the Spring and Fall fair dates, head on over to their website and check out the collections they have added to their online store.
Working with the amazing couple, Smoot and Paige, was such a blessing. Can you believe they trusted this college student (at the time) to take on such a magnificent project?! I was honored to design their logo, business cards, rack cards, shop tags, magazine and website. I also photographed the house and products for their shop. It was such a great opportunity to be a part of and has lead to many more! They have been featured in Country Living on several occasions since, and I can't wait to see what they have up their sleeve next! Here are photos from our first shoot, their store shoot, and some from their booth at the antiques fair.
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Some thing you can expect to find in their shop:
Some things you can expect to find in their booth: