Lettering

I Heard the Internet Likes Cats

Below: How I go about designing something to be screenprinted, otherwise known as “Christina madly scribbling on design vellum with many many types of pens.” So I heard the Internet has a thing for cats. Is that still a thing? Or is that totally 2005? Regardless of whether cats are still in vogue online or [...]



Jenny and Dan

I was recently commissioned to make a wedding ring box, and since the ceremony is today, it seems like the right time to unveil it. It was fun to do some girly wedding script, and after finalizing the design with Jenny, I went shopping for laser cutting services nearby. Usually I would use the CCA [...]



Bear-ing my Heart

One of my best buddies, bear-enthusiast, pun-lover and kick-ass illustrator Christie Lee turned 22 on Sunday! And it is with great pride that I can say I finished a birthday present on time. Below is how I went about painting my gift for her. Step 1: plenty of doodling and noodling around… Step 2: refining [...]



Sketchbook: Nov/Dec

I used to be terrible about sharing my sketches with people. I would desperately clutch my sketchbook to my chest and run and hide. I wouldn’t let anyone see. I think part of that was from being a pre-teen/teenager, and just wanting everything to be private. I think the other part of that was just [...]



Hand Lettering

  It has always made sense for illustration and graphic design to go hand in hand. A good illustration will be well-crafted and conceptually sound. A really great illustration will do all that and consider the placement of type. It is especially important to be mindful of this in magazines, book covers, posters, etc. In [...]



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