a (fake) wedding!

To go along with the my recent (real) engagement - :) - I decided to design and print some wedding invitations for a (fake) couple for my latest school assignment. The invites are hand silk-screened on to a collection of vintage handkerchiefs, the RSVP cards are on wooden postcards. That's my man and me stepping in for Amelia & Oliver in the photo booth on the front of the directions. I'm really happy the way these turned out and this has been one of my favourite projects so far this term in school. I've got a couple wedding invites to design and print in the next few months and this was the perfect practice.


learnin' stuff (or, pretending to)

back to school!! it's taking some getting used to, but the good days are good... and let's not talk about the bad ones right now? we've taken a few baby steps towards web design and while the coding still scares me - DREAMweaver?! more like nightmare! (ha ha huh...) - the design has been fun for me. here are my first forays into designing for the web: a website for espresso junction and an etsy newsletter:


paper | scissors | glue

a friend of mine is getting married this weekend, and i offered to make her cake topper. it's design is based on one she saw online (but couldn't justify spending over $100 on), and i personalized it for the couple to suit their wedding day.


less art, more craft

school's finally out for the summer, and i'm hoping to (try to) get off the computer and get elbow-deep into paper, glue, ink and thread... so it looks like clean up/organization of my desk space won't be happening after all.

i'll be selling my wares at an art and craft sale this saturday at venue 13 (above ragpickers in the exchange, 216 mcdermot st) from 12-6. for more info follow this link.


hausaufgabe {homework}

here are a few more of my design projects from this term. some of this will be up at Red River College for an Open House, which is open to the public on Friday, May 7 during the day and evening. There will be work from first, second and third year graphic design displayed in the Princess Street campus atrium. check it.

alphabet book (hand bound) :

wasabi menu redesign (hand bound) :

this menu design was based on the following principles:

Wabi-sabi represents a comprehensive Japanese world view or aethetic centered on the acceptance of transience. The phrase comes from the two words wabi and sabi. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete".

Characteristics of the wabi-sabi aesthetic include asymmetry, asperity, simplicity, modesty, intimacy, and the suggestion of natural processes.

album redesign :
(see the original here)

and some studies from my drawing class:

head and hands


nearing the close

i'm nearly (!!) done Year One of graphic design at red river college. it's going to be a long month, but then...well, i'm not sure what then. i assume i'll go mad with sudden 24/7 free time, so i'll fill my plate with money-making, book-buying, cookie-baking and dock-lying. for now, it's work, work, work til the bitter end.

here are just a couple of my latest school projects (more to come). you can also see them, and more of my work, by following the "portfolio" link to the right. -------->

Simple Pleasures baked cookie bar, package redesign:
(click to view a larger version. see the original here )

Four Seasons vector posters (titles in german)


this is my life

dad, circa late 1970's
(photo: mom)

drex, circa 2009

love. for all eternity.


craft, displayed

i recently put together a small collection of my prints and necklaces.
perhaps one day i will sell some more. (click for detail)

"timber" lino cut

"flock" intaglio (copper etching)

"liebe" collagraph

"pieces of string" lino cut (set of 4)


something newer.

"joy" monoprint

"joy" detail


something new.

i'm back on the blog!

this is a book/ mini portfolio of my work circa 2008.
it's all i have to post for now but it's a start.
(hopefully) more to come.