I have a shop… again

Several years ago I started an online vintage store. It was an excuse to vintage treasure hunt and allowed me a to buy the most ridiculous, awesome stuff I found. Though it slowed some when I started working at the university, I closed up shop completely in early 2013 when we started looking for a house. Unfortunately, that left me with 20+ containers of neatly packaged and labeled vintage items. I considered selling off the entire collection, but that’s obviously the easiest solution so I didn’t do it. Instead, … Read more…

Frida Kahlo Outfit?

I was just asked if I am wearing my Frida Kahlo outfit. Apparently I am, though totally by accident. If I’d have realized I could have filled in my brows. The image below makes me look like I picked out my outfit with the Pinata Approach, just blindfolded myself and hit my closet with a stick until something fell out. This is not the case (or at least I hope it doesn’t look that way) but since my arms aren’t long enough to take … Read more…

Etsy vs. eBay?

As I’m sure it’s listed somewhere on this site, I have a vintage resale shop powered through eBay named Pink Laurel Vintage. I started it when I was working from home as a way to suplement my income as a freelance designer. It actually started taking up as much or more of my time so it’s safe to say I’ve dedicated some very long hours to this shop.   Recently I realized just how many more hours by getting a new job that … Read more…

New (job and) terrarium

I found myself an exciting new job at my university. I’m now working with my College of Architecture spinning many plates. Mostly PR, e-community management, event planning, web and print graphic design and probably a whole host of other things I’ll run into on the way. Anyhow, sometime toward the end of last year I picked up this little terrarium. It was cheap, probably only a few quarters, and there was good reason. Whoever got a hold of it before me did a really, really, stupendously terrible … Read more…

Midstates Clubhouse Roundup

Thunderbird Clubhouse hosted the annual Midstates’ Clubhouse Conference in 2012 and the event required a theme and logo. Event organizers settled on a western theme and the logo and subsequent marketing and published materials followed suit. The logo was used in print and digital, as well as on screen printed items for conference participants. A website was created for the Thunderbird Clubhouse’s 2012 Mid States Clubhouse Roundup Conference and can be seen here. Thunderbird Clubhouse is a non-profit group located in Norman, Oklahoma helping … Read more…

Hot Night Cool Art

A project completed for the Thunderbird Clubhouse for print and electronic use to promote an art show, as well as screen printed apparel. The charitable event was held at a local gallery and featured art from clubhouse members. The Thunderbird Clubhouse is a non-profit group located in Norman, Oklahoma helping adults living with mental illness gain the confidence and skills to allow them to become more independent.   … Read more…

The University of Oklahoma College of Liberal Studies

This is just a sampling of projects completed while employed at the University of Oklahoma College of Liberal Studies include electronic communications, website and digital graphics, photography and photo editing, logo development, presentations and print communications. Many more have been created than are shown here, but for brevity only a small number have been selected to display the wide variety of my work while employed there.           … Read more…

Photoshopping work peeps

Over my 21-month employment here at the university, I’ve done some amazing things when it comes to design. I’ve created crisp new logos, I’ve designed pieces with only a whisper of direction from my superiors, I’ve been recognized by others on campus for my contributions to our college communications…. but somehow the one thing that always gets the best reaction is my ability to use Photoshop… (Click the images to see them larger.) These are just for fun and thankfully everyone is … Read more…